Star studded ending for Big Brother

July 28, 2011 – A total of six African artists have been chosen to headline an amplified ending to this season’s Big Brother contest, where two of the seven finalists will walk away with $210,000 cash!

The extra $10,000 comes from the mere virtue that they got to the final stage, according to Stella Ondimu, the Communications Manager at Multichoice Kenya.

It has been touted as the most successful edition of the reality show, which kicked off on May 1 and winds up this weekend – July 31.

None of the Kenyans – Nic Wagondu and Millicent Mugadi – made it to the finals, the closest being Millicent who was part of the last evictions alongside Vimbai and Kim.

Here’s the line-up for the finale: Fally Ipupa from the DRC, Nigeria’s sensational WizKid and Mo’Cheddah, South Africa’s Professor and Speedy, plus Tanzania’s Cpwaa.

They will be joined on stage by all he previously evicted Big Brother Amplified housemates.

“There’s going to be one really magic moment when it becomes clear to the final housemates that this year, there are two prizes. We know, our audiences know but the housemates competing for the big prize don’t know this as yet – and I can only imagine their shock and delight when they find out that there are TWO prizes of USD 200 000!” says M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi.

Meanwhile, Big Brother Amplified has already set new records for voting, thanks to ongoing audience participation. Last week, over 1.4 million votes were logged, pushing the total number of votes to 6.3 million. And they’re not done yet!

Competing for this year’s big prizes are – Hanni (Ethiopia), Karen (Nigeria), Lomwe (Malawi), Luclay (South Africa), Sharon O (Uganda), Vina (Nigeria) and Wendall (Zimbabwe).

Who are you voting for?

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  1. Avatar Tall September 4th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Sir [Collymore], you are more than an expertriate, you are brother and a guardian also.

    Road safety is everbody’s business. Let us all observe traffic regulations, let us stop giving bribes and blame the police, let us operate roadworthy vehicles.

    I will play my role while on the road.

  2. Avatar Mutie Mule September 4th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Nice article and thanks for the good work you are doing towards curbing overspeeding through the National Road Safety Trust.

  3. Avatar Ms. Njenga September 4th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I wish all Kenyans could read this piece. It also informs us on the need to be proactive.

  4. Avatar lydiah ireri please lets save September 4th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    kenyans read this great piece

  5. Avatar Nash September 4th, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Couldn’t have said it better!

  6. Avatar Mung'etheri Mutongoria September 5th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I think this article need to be published not only here online but fliers and be distributed to almost every driving license holder.

  7. Avatar marloow September 6th, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Bob…I think you are being politically-correct, in part because you are an expat and do not want to ruffle the feathers of your host and point out the other equally more pertinent reason why Kenya has such a high number of tragic road accidents: Impunity across the entire spectrum of the society.

    While I agree that speed kills…let’s take this a step further and ask why it, speed, kills, more in Kenya than say Germany or the US both which have (a) superhighways that put the Kenyan “superhighway” to shame and (b) have an abundance of supercars
    such as the Bugatti…M5, AMG, Ferrari not to mention 35x the number of cars
    than does Kenya.

    Installing all the cameras in the world will not mitigate the culture of impunity that is part and parcel of Kenyan society. People speed because they are not afraid of the repercussions…er..consequences if you may…of speeding until they die or are maimed in an accident!

    Added to the cocktail of speed is the various states of disrepair of the country’s roads not to mention the roadworthiness of the vehicles AND the experience (or lack thereof) and it quickly becomes apparent why the carnage on Kenya’s road is worse than Libya’s, Afghanistan’s and Syria’s, at least according to http://www.worldlifeexpectancy

    Yes the end game starts and stops with the individual who last I checked were humans…who are by nature, selfish…which is why there are laws and rules that govern a society…to mitigate said selfishness!

    To put it bluntly: Until traffic laws are enforced “Michuki-style” and severe repercussions and penalties i.e. punitive ones that make individuals pause and think about their
    act (of speeding) are instituted, the carnage on our roads will continue

    Sorry Mr. Collymore…but the reason traffic deaths in Kenya are where they are is not because the country does not have enough cameras; it is because the country’s culture of impunity has seeped into all facets of the society including driving recklessly
    without fear of being held accountable!

    1. Avatar Grace September 7th, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      Bob, you are right. I add that the slow moving tracks are also responsible for accident particularly at night. These vehicles should honestly not be allowed to travel at night. We find ourselves in situation that we have created. The late Michuki did it alone without a structure, I don’t believe that the government is not capable of saving us from the road menace. As the situation get worse some individuals benefit from the mess, and will thus maintain status quo. A lot of resources spent in hospitals coz of these accidents can be diverted to preventive medicine. We can get solutions by building more hospitals or simply stopping the river from the source. We are capable of any of them. Lets make a wise decision.


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