It was an evening of multiplicity of colour and sound in the Randburg Studio, Jo'burg, South Africa that host the Big Brother Africa, BBA House. After 91 days in the house, South African born housemate, Keagan, took millions, across the continent by surprise to be the winner. Keagan, 22 and an Intern Manager is the new star of the African continent.
In the night of August 5 2012, he smiled home with a mouth watering sum of $300,000.
He outplayed the following housemates in the top six finalists; Prezzo from Kenya, second, Lady May, the Namibian, third, Talia from Zambia came at the fourth position, Ugandan Kyle came fifth and at the sixth position was Wati from Malawi.
Talking to journalists at the close of the show emceed by the emblematic host, Nigerian IK, Keagan said his favourite place in South Africa is his hometown, Cape Town and that the best thing about the continent is “the amount of cultures we have and the people that make Africa a better place”.
Outside of Cape Town, he added, his favourite place in the world is Miami, USA, where he lived for 5 years.
His friend and Big Brother Africa StarGame partner Lee, inspired him to enter for the show, along with the money on offer. He partnered with Lee as they are best friends and have known each other for over 18 years. “We know each other’s qualities through and through and will be a vital force in the Big Brother House,” he mentioned.
According to Keagan, he was not worried with the millions of eyes that watched him for 91 days, however, he thanked them for supporting his long sojourn in the house and now he is looking forward to as many invitations as possible to visit other countries in Africa, as he is an enthusiast of travelling.
The South African promised to invest some of the money to help him in the future, give some cash to a charity after some careful research, and help some of his family members.
From day one in the Big Brother Africa House, there were thirty-five housemates from fifteen African countries. These included; Nigeria, 3, Kenya, 3, Angola, 2, Botswana, 2, Ghana, 3, Liberia, 2, Malawi, 2, Namibia, 3, Nigeria, 3, South Africa, 3, Sierra Leone, 2, Tanzania, 2, Uganda, 2, Zambia, 3 and from Zimbabwe 3 housemates.
The colourful opening of the BBA7 finale cut across the show top African artists bringing down the house with what they know how to do best – slamming and jamming. On the roll call were; Ghanaian rapper and Black Entertainment, BET, Award winner, Sarkodie, Khuli Chana from South Africa, Hip-Hop sensation from Uganda, Navio, the Nigerian international D’banj with his song “Oliver Twist” that has taken ‘hostage’ the African world. Also on the spice list were DJ Champagne and Channel O Video Jockey, VJ, Denrele.
Another ninety-one amazing days have come and gone, so BBA enthusiasts in Cameroon and other parts of the African continent are looking ahead to BBA8. Of course, with many surprises and new twists from the organisers.