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 🙂
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Britney fans, the day has arrived. Femme Fatale releases worldwide today. This is her seventh studio album and let me tell you, she has a winner. It might take her fans a while to get used to some of the material, but she’s also going to be drawing in a completely different market too. The electro/ trance/ dance market. You can have a listen to a few of the tracks above.
1. Till The World Ends [3:57]
2. Hold It Against Me [3:49]
3. Inside Out [3:38]
4. I Wanna Go [3:30]
5. How I Roll [3:36]
6. (Drop Dead) Beautiful (Feat. Sabi) [3:36]
7. Seal It With A Kiss [3:26]
8. Big Fat Bass (Feat. Will.I.Am) [4:44]
9. Trouble For Me [3:19]
10. Trip To Your Heart [3:33]
11. Gasoline [3:08]
12. Criminal [3:45]
13. Up N’ Down [3:42]
14. He About To Lose Me [3:48]
15. Selfish [3:43]
16. Don’t Keep Me Waiting [3:21]
Watch Britney performing Till The World Ends in Vegas at the weekend. Looking good, performing well. All round, Brit’s back on track!
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This just in, Big Brother has instructed Hannington to pack his bags and go. This in light of the physical altercation he had with South African housemate Lerato on Tuesday night. The two got into a heated argument and that evolved into a physical fight. Lerato was punched in the face and suffered a bleeding gum it’s believed. The issue caused a big stir outside the house, with the broadcaster coming under fire for deciding to leave the Ugandan housemate in the house. But Big Brother seems to have changed ‘his/her’ position saying, “After very careful consideration and consultation” – Hannington has been disqualified and evicted. ” Goodbye and good riddance. Yes sure it takes two to tango, but there is no place in a house or in greater society for a man who raises his hand to a woman. The end!
Here’s the official statement:
M-Net Statement: Big Brother All Stars
Big Brother All Stars is a reality television programme that is designed to contain 14 housemates in a house for 91 days under certain rules and regulations. In an incident late on Tuesday night (14 September) there was a breach of the Big Brother rules and M-Net and series producer Endemol have had to evaluate and consider the sanctions to be imposed for the breach of these rules.
In order to assist in providing these sanctions, M-Net and Endemol called in a psychologist to assess the situation and the individuals involved, to ensure fairness and that the best interests of the housemates were taken into consideration. The psychologist advised that an assessment of the housemates was required and a series of interviews was conducted in order to determine their mental and emotional state before Big Brother made public his decision on this matter.
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This week the would-be lovers Tatiana and Munya were put up by the rest of their housemates as the two up for eviction in the Big Brother All Stars series. But because Tatiana is again head of house, she got to save herself and put one of her housemates on the chopping block. Who did she choose? South Africa’s Lerato. Urgh. She must have some beef with Lerato. It’s probably because Lerato is strong-willed, fun and a treat to Tati. I’m hoping Lerato doesn’t ‘go home’ aka to the barn, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see tonight. I dig Munya too so it’s a tough call. I’m behind #TeamLerato. I hope you are too 🙂
The 18th of July is a day we celebrate in South Africa. The reason? It’s former president, Nelson Mandela’s birthday. He will be 92 years old. Now while he spent 67 years fighting for human rights, equality among everyone and making a difference in the world; Madiba and his team have called for us to spare just 67 minutes for those less fortunate than ourselves. You can read newspapers to the elderly or you can go and help nurses and social workers feed a few of our younger members of society. I haven’t decided on what I will be doing on Sunday, but I will share my experience with you when I’m done.
So that is what Sunday will hold for many, but it also sees the launch of the new Big Brother season on DStv. To help kick off the launch of the show, dancehall star, Sean Paul will perform three of his songs. I saw Sean Paul performing in 2007 at the X-Games in Aspen and he was but awesome. So Africa, you’re in for a treat. What a great way to kick off the new, All-Stars season of the hit show. I’m wondering who will be there, vying for the $200 000 prize money? Perhaps Lerato from South Africa? How about the very controversial Tatiana? Let’s see this weekend, when the show gets going. You can follow Big Brother on Twitter @BigBroAfrica and online at http://www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother