The night of Sunday 7th December saw Tanzania get one more millionaire in her ranks. This was after Big Brother Hotshots came to an end and the Tanzanian housemate, Idris walked away with USD 300,000.
Idris saw off the challenge of 25 other housemates through 9 weeks of extravaganzas, weekly tasks, â€˜freezeâ€™ challenges and even an epic prank where big Brother brought in former housemates for a week.
The 2-hour finale show kicked off with a show-stopping performance from 17 evicted housemates, who got the chance to remind the continent of their Hotshots credentials. The finale also featured performances by the One Campaign Artists, Nigerian star M.I. and South Africaâ€™s Unathi Msengana. Even the Top 8 housemates got in on the action, with a performance of their own to sum up their time in the house.
Viwers got a recap of what the 63 days in the house were like before IK started the evictions of 6 housemates leaving only the top 2 in the house. The housemates were evicted in the following order: Butterphly, Mâ€™am Bea, JJ, Sipe, Nhlanhla and Macky2.
Big Btother then summoned the remaining two, Idris and Tayo to the diary room for one last chat before the winners could be unveiled. Big Brother had only words of encouragement to share with them before letting them enjoy a brief limo ride to join IK on stage for the unveiling of who would go home with the money.
Ik wasted no time I unveiling Idris as the winner. After heâ€™d picked himself up off the floor after the announcement, Idris told IK he was feeling exhausted after the â€œlong rideâ€. â€œBig love to everyone in Africa, I have so much love out there, Iâ€™m going to give back every single day,â€ said the man from Arusha.
Michael Ndetei, M-Netâ€™s Regional Director for East Africa was delighted with the way Big Brother Hotshots played out. â€œThe behind-the-scenes team overcame some astounding obstacles to get this season of Big Brother Africa on-air â€“ and they delivered a show that was bigger, better, more dramatic and more entertaining than ever before,â€ he said.â€œCongratulations to Idris on being named the winner of Big Brother Hotshots â€“ and a big thank you to the entire East Africa region for voting and rest of the housemates for providing the entire continent with 63 days of phenomenal entertainmentâ€.
Sivan Pillay, Managing Director of Endemol South Africa said: â€œWe 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 Multichoiceâ€.