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.
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?