Big shocker on Big Brother Amplified?

So last night saw the end of yet another hugely successful season of reality TV show Big Brother Amplified. Nigeria’s Karen and Zimbabwe’s Wendall walked off with a whopping USD 200 000 each, when host IK made the announcement on the live broadcast on DStv channel 198. I’ll admit I didn’t watch the show much this season, but I’ve heard from several people that it was a great season. I’ve also heard that a lot of people weren’t happy with how the votes went ie. Wendall won and Luclay from South Africa didn’t. Now let’s break this down a bit shall we:

- If you vote, then you have a reason to moan and be upset that your favourite didn’t win. If you didn’t then you need to shut up. You have no leg to stand on. There are a lot of the latter in that category. You therefore cannot bitch and moan.

- The continent of Africa is big. This season had some 14 nations represented in the house. That means that those nations are all voting. Some have bigger populations than others, granted, but viewers also vote for who they like. While South Africa might’ve liked Luclay, other nations preferred Wendall and Karen to him. That is just the way the cookie crumbles.

- It’s not fair to pull the race card, which I’ve seen a lot of on Twitter and it’s also not fair to say this is rigged. How can it be? The votes are there, clear as day. The votes have been audited and thoroughly checked. There is no cheating involved like many others have suggested. Get over yourselves!

A few other questions:

If Wendall was so boring then why did he win?

If you think this is the “Nigeria show”, then you obviously missed the season where Richard from Tanzania won right? Stop making baseless assumptions like this. It’s wrong!

Let’s all stop being spoiled sports, face the music and accept that these two won and the others didn’t.

I thank you :)

 

Busta Rhymes heading to SA Big Brother Amplified launch

The new season of the hugely successful reality show, Big Brother Africa kicks off this weekend. This season will be known as Big Brother Amplified and believe you me they’ve got a lot in store for you viewers this season. In addition to an all new house, the show has a headline sponsor in Coca Cola.

So that’s big news right? Well if that isn’t enough, iconic hip hop star Busta Rhymes will be heading out to South Africa this weekend, where he will perform at the show’s launch on Sunday night. No doubt he’ll be performing some of his biggest tracks and I’m sure we’ll be hearing the tracks he’s featured on, on Chris Brown and Tiesto‘s tracks.  Nice!

More on what to expect on the show now. If you log on to the all new website,  (www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother) you’ll get to see 14 of the new housemates who will be in the house. They are:

TV broadcaster Bhoke from Tanzania (26)

Nightclub manager Confidence from Ghana (37)

Singer and student Hanni from Ethiopia (22)

Rapper and Radio host Herminio from Mozambique (32)

Recording Artist and Marketing/Sales manager Jossy from Namibia (28)

Radio and Club DJ Lomwe from Malawi (27)

Actor and acting coach Luclay from South Africa (28)

Actress Millicent from Kenya (28)

Radio DJ Mumba from Zambia (24)

Artist and Musician Sharon O from Uganda (25)

Model Vimbai from Zimbabwe (24)

Radio Presenter Vina from Nigeria (26)

TV Presenter and Model Weza from Angola (26)

Entrepreneur, artist and marketer Zeus from Botswana (24)

I’m certain there are more surprises to come. Find out more when Big Brother Amplified kicks off on Sunday night on DStv, channel 198 at 7pm.