Olukemi "Kemi" Fakunle is a houseguest on Big Brother 21 (US).

Kemi was a victim of the controversy in the house, most notably the racial slurs coming from Jack Matthews. In week 2, she was nominated and targeted by Jack, then evicted 12-1, becoming a member of Camp Comeback. After losing the Comeback comp to Cliff Hogg III, she was officially evicted.


Kemi Fakunle Biography

Age: 25
Hometown: Elkridge, Maryland
Current city: Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Marketing Strategist
Three adjectives that describe you: I'm very positive. I like to see the silver lining in situations because what's happened has happened, so deal with it in a way that benefits you. I'm also very goal-oriented. Though my goals do change from time to time, I'm definitely a "by any means necessary" sort of woman. I'm a bitch. This is a (not so) sad truth. When I feel provoked I can be extremely vicious. It took me 24 years to actually learn the difference between "feeling provoked" and actually "being provoked." Growth.
Favorite activities: Contributing to the economy (shopping), discovering new restaurants (recent foodie) and traveling with my friends (hoping to make is to Vegas soon so any potential facepalms can be filed under "oh, I was young.")
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house?
I think not being on my phone would be pretty hard for me. My phone is definitely my safe haven. Even when I'm doing basically nothing like walking down the street, it's comforting to scroll through my phone or act like I'm doing that to avoid potential, unwanted communication.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most?
I absolutely loveeeeeee Rachel "I am Vegas" Reilly. I love how unapologetic and authentic she was. Not a care in the world if you didn't like her because she was here for the money and her man. That's 100 percent me! Jessica Graf is also up there for the exact same reason but wow I love Rachel so much!
Do you have a strategy for winning the game?
My strategy in the house would be to make as many connections but fewer alliances as possible, similar to Kaycee from BB20. I'd hope to be well-liked so I could use that to my advantage and always be in the know in case I need to do some back-stabbing. But if I'm not well-liked then I guess I just have to bust everyone's ass in HOH and Veto competitions. I'd love to have a final two with someone to tag team competitions with (another reason I loved Rachel). One of us wins either the HOH or Veto every week to carry us to the end. Preferably in the form of a showmance.
My life's motto is...
"You get more with honey, even if the honey is artificial."
What would you take into the house and why?
- My puppy. I've never been away from him for more than one week!
- My phone, but mostly to play music.
- The Coldest Winter (best book, ever).
Fun facts about yourself:
- I have a miniature Dalmatian. It's funny because I get stopped every five seconds to answer the same questions about him but I never get tired of it. My ex would say I love the attention and I can't argue with that. He bought Billion for me so he's a little bitter to have spent that much on a dog to become an ex only two weeks later. Cheers to being a woman!
- I keep a blog of guys I've dated/hooked up with to amuse whoever has access to it. I guess I could call myself a writer since I live in New York now. Most dates are horror stories so why not detail a first date that involved a guy telling me there are only two types of women: pay for play or wifey.
- I'm one of those people that if I like you can do no wrong in my eyes. I don't see anything wrong with it. My friends call it toxic and enabling, I call it seeing the best in people.[2]

Player History - Big Brother 21 (US)

Competition History

Week 1 Hit The Road Win
HOH Loss
Whacktivity Ineligible
POV Not Picked
Week 2 HOH Loss
Whacktivity Ineligible
POV Loss
Week 3 In Camp Comeback
Week 4 Comeback/Re-Entry Loss

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Phase Not Active
Week 2
Week 3 In Camp Comeback

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Camp Director Jessica Milagros No
Banished Ineligible
Ovi Kabir Yes
2 Nominated
3 Camp Comeback

Post Big Brother


  • Kemi was the only houseguest to be evicted before their turn to play in the Whacktivity that they selected.
  • Kemi was the only woman to be sent to Camp Comeback.


  1. List of Big Brother 21 houseguests (U.S.). Wikipedia. Retrieved on 25 June 2019.
  2. Kemi Faknule. CBS Big Brother (21 June 2019). Retrieved on 21 June 2019.
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BB21 Small Holly
BB21 Small Nicole
BB21 Small Cliff
BB21 Small Tommy
BB21 Small Christie
BB21 Small Jessica
BB21 Small Nick
BB21 Small Analyse
BB21 Small Kathryn
BB21 Small Jack
BB21 Small Sam
BB21 Small Isabella
BB21 Small Kemi
BB21 Small Ovi
BB21 Small David
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