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Azäh Awasum was a houseguest on Big Brother 23 (US).

A member of the Jokers, Azäh’s plan from the get-go was to target the first HoH of the season. Unfortunately, that plan went awry, as she was put on a team with that very person, as well as Derek Frazier and Britini D'Angelo. Despite the chaotic HoH reign of Frenchie French, Azäh grew incredibly tight and loyal to the members of her team. It even got to the point where she offered to go up on the block in Britini’s place one week, concerned for her friend’s mental state at being a pawn. That being said, she did have some room to play, considering she was part of The Cookout alliance. Playing to ensure the first Black Big Brother winner was Azäh's main priority and goal in the game.

As the weeks went along, the Cookout rolled through its master plan, picking off anyone outside its inner circle. Throughout that, Azäh was able to stay off the block, making bonds with people her alliance would soon send off to the jury house. When the Cookout succeeded in their mission and made the final six, Azäh won her first (and last) bit of power that season, becoming HoH. Despite a number of pitches from Hannah Chaddha that the men had a deal to get to the end, she chose to target Hannah anyway. Initially, it seemed that she would be the next to go, but Xavier Prather’s choice to boot Kyland Young over her got her to finale night, one competition away from winning the final HoH. Shockingly, going into finale night, she had changed her mind about taking Derek F. to the end, getting infuriated by his continued insistence that she did nothing and he carried her all game. However, Azäh didn't get the chance to make that decision, as Xavier won the final competition and sent Azäh to the jury, make her place 3rd and become the 9th and final member of the Jury.

Biography

Azah Awasum Biography

Azah Awasum
Age: 30
Hometown: Baltimore
Current City: Baltimore
Occupation: Director of Sales Operations

Three words that describe you: Charismatic, crafty, and clumsy.

Favorite activities: I love cooking! It’s one of my favorite pastimes. I am also an avid biker (just completed a century earlier this year) and a world traveler (26 countries and counting!)

Who are your favorite Houseguest duos? Those who became best friends in the Big Brother house or had a showmance?
I can’t stand showmances! I love duos. My favorite Big Brother player (Jun) was part of a duo. Alison and Jun from BB4 dominated the house with loyalty only to each other! I hope to get a powerful partner in the house and sit with them in the final two.

What are you most excited about living inside the Big Brother house?
I’m really looking forward to hopefully competing in OTEV. I am a beast at musical chairs, so I hope to get that Veto in the bag!

What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
Definitely being without my phone and not having my close ones beside me. I’m lucky to have most of my family in the area with me. I’m going to miss them and my seven best friends!

What is your favorite past moment on Big Brother?
Keisha’s birthday in BB10 is hands down one of my favorites! Too many iconic moments, Libra screaming her accolades to Jerry, Jesse instigating, Dan staying out of trouble, that sad “Happy Birthday” after everyone just finished screaming at each other… classic.

What is your strategy for winning the game?
Spot the power players early and annihilate or divide them one by one! Play for MYSELF, not the house. I’m hoping my amiable appearance will cause the guests to let their guards down with me. I want every Houseguest to feel like they have me in their pocket. Finally, I make really good decisions as long as there is no romance involved. NO SHOWMANCES!

My life’s motto is…
“You haven’t started living until you’ve started living for others.” This motto might not serve me the best in this game though… we’ll see!

What would you take into the house and why?
-My spices because I have no idea what seasonings they have in the house and I need some flavor in my life!
-My bicycle and my speaker because I’m always at peace when I’m riding it and listening to tunes.
-My afro pick because fro is life.

Fun facts about yourself:
-My grandfather was a polygamist with 6 wives and 47 children, I have over 300 cousins!
-My name means “able to make friends.”
-Avid traveler! Prior to Covid, I visited four countries per year.
-Afraid of manholes.
-Attended Messianic Jewish school for primary school upbringing.[1]

Player History - Big Brother 23 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Ineligible
HOH Part 3 Ineligible
Wildcard On Immune Team
POV On Immune Team
Week 2 HOH Loss
Wildcard Not Selected
POV Not Picked
Week 3 HOH Loss
Wildcard Not Selected
POV Not Picked
Week 4 HOH Loss
Wildcard Loss
POV Loss
Week 5 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 6 HOH Loss
High Roller Sat Out
POV Loss
POV Bet Ineligible
Week 7 HOH Loss
High Roller Ineligible
POV Loss
Week 8 HOH Loss
High Roller Ineligible
HOH Coin Toss Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Part 1 Win
HOH Part 2 Win
POV Loss
Week 11 HOH Previous HOH
POV Loss
Week 12 HOH Part 1 Loss
HOH Part 2 Win
HOH Part 3 Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Have
Week 2 Have
Week 3 Have
Week 4 Have-Not
Week 5 Have
Week 6 Have
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have
Week 9 Have
Week 10 Have/Have-Not Phase Over
Week 11
Week 12

BB Bucks History

Beg. Bal Gain/Loss End Bal.
Week 1 Twist Not Active
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6 0 +50 -0 =50
Week 7 50 +50 -0 =100
Week 8 100 +50 =150
150 +50 -0 =200
Week 9 BB Bucks Phase Over
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
  • After the conclusion of the Week 8 Head of Household competition, all houseguests randomly chose an envelope to open after receiving their weekly payment from America. In addition to the 50 BB Bucks from America, the envelope granted Azah 50 BB Bucks.

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Team Immunity Travis Long Yes
2 Frenchie French Yes
3 Brent Champagne Yes
4 Whitney Williams Yes
5 Christian Birkenberger Yes
6 Derek Frazier No
7 Derek Xiao Yes
8 Sarah Beth Steagall Yes
9 Claire Rehfuss Yes
Alyssa Lopez Yes
10 Tiffany Mitchell Yes
HOH
11 Nominated
12 Nominated
Finale Jury Member Xavier Prather Yes

HOH History

Original Nominees Post-Veto Nominees Intended Target
Day 71
Hannah Chaddha
 Evicted
Hannah

Post Big Brother

The Challenge

Azah's Cast Photo for The Challenge: USA

Trivia

  • Azah is the first African-American woman to compete in the third part of the Final HOH.
  • Azah was the last person nominated on Big Brother 23 (US).

References

  1. Azah Awasum. CBS (1 July 2021). Retrieved on 1 July 2021.
  2. Azah's The Challenge Wiki Page
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