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 πŸ™‚


Joburg Day 2011 details:

One of the best music festivals in Johannesburg has to be 94.7′ Highveld Stereo‘s Joburg Day. The annual festival is a great way for families and friends to enjoy a day in the sun listening to some of SA’s most loved musicians. It used to be in Randburg and for the past few years it has been at the Riversands Farm just outside Fourways. Now the festival moves to a brand new venue and this one is banging. This year Joburg Day will be held in the Soccer City precinct, set against the backdrop of one of the city’s most iconic structures, the Calabash of the FNB Stadium. Now if any of you went through to the stadium last year for the soccer or rugby matches or you went to see U2, you’ll know how beautiful that stadium is. So now imagine being in the vicinity of that structure, sunshine and great music? SOLD! I’m there like a bear. And that’s even before I’ve told you the lineup for the event πŸ™‚

Joburg Day, in tune with Santam will be held on 3rd September. The artists you can expect to see on stage include:

Freshly Ground

Prime Circle

The Parlotones


The Arrows


Elvis Blue


Zebra and Giraffe



Tickets go on sale on tomorrow (15 July 2011) and are available from


Matt Damon gets his cycle on

Shelley Christians
He might be portraying former Springbok captain Francois Pienaar in the film Human Factor about Nelson Mandela, but American actor Matt Damon put his rugby boots aside this weekend, in favour of cycling pants and a bicycle. He, together with his brother Kyle, took part in the grueling 110km Cape Argus race race in Cape Town on Sunday. Glad he wasn’t blown off his bike… damn so gail force winds were well hectic!
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Matt Damon moved by Zimbabwean crisis

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U.S. Actor Matt Damon is in South Africa to shoot a movie about Nelson Mandela. The film is being directed by Clint Eastwood and is apparently called The Human Factor. The star visited a camp in Musina for some 3million refugees from Zimbabwe. The 39-year-old, who together with friends and colleagues Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Don Cheadle, David Pressman and Jerry Weintraub are the founders of the human rights organisation, Not On Our Watch, was visibly moved by what he heard from those in the camp.
Sky News caught up with Damon earlier. See the video here

Hopefully the film’s producers can let us in our a little scoop soon, especially since the film is being shot in South Africa and it’s based on our former president! Let’s hope πŸ™‚ Good work Matt

On a side note though, Matt Damon was pranked by Darren “Whackhead” Simpson earlier. Listen to this: