It has been a roller coastal these 65 days and finally it has come to an end this final day December 7th and the winner finally chose, Idris. we did make our predictions known earlier and we had indeed predicted that the lad, as against our very own, Tayo, would take home the prize and so he did. Here is how the night panned out up until this very glorious moment.
Butterphly and Ma’m Bea, first to be evicted
The final show was definitely not lacking in the pomp, glitz and glamour the Big Brother show has come to be known for. The show kicked off with interesting performances from music artists including “Eja Nla” D’banj who had the audience asking for more of his performance.
IK then went straight to the eviction of as the representative of the auditing firm brought the envelope containing the names of the six housemates that would first be evicted. IK asked all the Hotshots to stand just as he called the names of Butterfly and Ma’m Bea to leave the house as they were the first to be evicted.
JJ and Sipe are next evictees
A musical performance by Nzonzi helped to douse the highly tensed atmosphere. After the musical interlude, IK welcomed Butterphly and Ma’m Bea to the stage and asked them how they feel. Butterphly said she felt like crying for leaving at this stage while Ma’m Bea said she learnt a lot the last week. Butterphly said the house brought out the real her even as it took her long to adjust. Ma’m Bea said she had a caring heart which she picked up from her mother. IK presented a medallion as gift from Biggie to the duo, saying it will help serve as a reminder they made it to the finals.
IK moved on next to the housemates for the next set of evictions. He announced the names of JJ and Sipe as the next evictees from the Big Brother house.
The Moment The Winner Was Picked-
The final moment was upon us. Tayo and Idris were brought through via a limosine and went on stage with IK, waiting to hear which one of them would be crowned this season’s winner, Africa’s Big Brother Hotshot. They made a great entrance to the live stage. Idris was speechless, Tayo watched his final video of his 63 days in the house as he shuffled around nervously.
Idris clearly enjoyed his video and watched himself intently. IK talked to Tayo and he said that things changed for him in the house. They discussed their fight but it was water under the bridge. He talked about having fun in the house in the last week, IK asked Tayo if the pressure got to him, Tayo said that he chilled for the past week as he felt he had done everything he had done already. Tayo then mentioned that if he won, he would give a “grand prize” to the woman who “walked into his house”. Idris said that he will “give the money back to Africa”.
IK stood on stage with the final envelope that revealed the winner. “The winner of Big Brother Hotshots is…” IK left them hanging, the drone kept droning on, IK extended their agony, and then said. “That person is Idris.”
Idris is the winner! Africa has chosen as Idris charmed not only the women of the house, he charmed the entire continent of Africa. The Tanzanian is now USD300,000 richer. Tayo played an amazing game but Idris is the ultimate winner and there is much celebration.
Congratulations to Idris, the ultimate Big Brother Hotshot.
How Africa Voted
According to the final votes of this season, the housemate with the most number of country votes is Idrs.
Idris received five country votes and these were from Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
The runner-up, Tayo received two country votes and these were from Nigeria and Mozambique. The rest of the finalists received country votes as follows:
Macky2 got two country votes from Zambia and Rest of Africa, Nhlanhla also got two country votes from South Africa and Botswana, JJ got one country vote from Zimbabwe, Sipe also got one country vote from Malawi and Butterphly received 0 country votes.
For the housemates who received the same number of country votes, the tie breaker rule came into effect for those housemates.
According to the Big Brother Africa rules: If the Popularity vote does not yield clear evictees and there is a deadlock between two or more housemates, the percentage vote from each of the 15 regions is added together and divided by 14 in order to generate an across the board percentage, which is then used to ascertain who stays and who goes.