Tanzania scoops Big Brother Africa
By Munya Vomo
The lot fell on Tanzania this year to win the Big Brother Africa competition with the representative Idris Sultan welcoming the big news.
“I have a lot of debt to pay back to Africa and so I will find a way to plough back the prize money that I got into the continent,” he said.
Sultan will now live the life of a rich sultan with USD 300 000 as his new bank balance. He emerged winner over Nigeria’s Tayo Faniran who was tipped to take it all. Sultan had an incredible time in the 63 days spent on the show and he becomes the first Tanzanian to win the prestigious show.
“I don’t want to think that all this is happening because I am special. I know everyone in the house had a chance to win it and they deserved it too. It just so happened that they picked me and I am eternally grateful for that,” the humble contestant.
Emerging tops from a competition that had 25 other housemates vying for the same prize meant a lot to Sultan. He confessed right after show was officially over that he was tired and welcomed the epilogue of the show.
Although the show suffered some setbacks like the fire in the initial days, the finale was an impressive one with performances from some of Africa’s finest musicians.
In the beginning we had a great performance from 17 evicted housemates, who got the chance to redeem themselves from their initial attempts at performing. Then there were also other performances from the One Campaign Artists, Nigerian star M.I. and South Africa’s Unathi Msengana.
“We are very proud to have produced another great season of Big Brother Africa. Despite the devastating setback of the fire, it has been a monumental achievement to entertain the continent with our broadcast partner Multichoice” said Sivan Pillay the Managing Director of Endemol South Africa. iol.co.za