While Usain Bolt was winning the men’s 100m finals at the Olympics South Africa’s Keagan was celebrating winning the Big Brother StarGame and becoming US$300 000 richer last night, August 5, 2012.
There was wild celebration among South African Big Brother fans as presenter IK announced that Prezzo, the second remaining housemate, had been evicted, leaving Keagan as the winner after ninety-one days of drama, disappointments and thrills.
The fair-skinned South African with heavy Indian accent was head of house six times and got criticism from fans for his game plan which saw Downville housemates nominating Upville housemates for eviction for four consecutive weeks.
His supporters had a tumultuous last week on the show when rumours of his alleged sexual involvement with Zambia’s Talia went rife on social networks. Nevertheless the voting audiences across Africa duly rewarded him for his gamesmanship and ‘craziness’.
Keagan got the crucial West African block votes - Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria – in addition to Rest of Africa, Angola, Botswana and of course, home country, South Africa. Kenya and Tanzania opted for Prezzo while Lady May got Namibia and Zimbabwe’s nods. Talia had Sierra Leone’s and Zambia’s country-votes to finish fourth.
Nigerian star-acts Naeto C and Koko-master D’Banj performed in the grand finale. Denrele Edun was also one of the anchors of the finale. Nigeria’s Goldie Harvey who missed out on a place in the grand finale was in attendance. Karen Igho (the BBA 6 winner) and Ola (Big Brother Stargame participant) and DJ Exclusive completed the Nigerian presence on the night.
Runner-up Prezzo had a consolation prize when he was chosen as a one-campaign ambassador and has a date in New York to watch JayZ perform.
Zimbabwe had three representatives in this year’s show Rockford ‘Roki’ Josphats and sisters Maneta and Teclar Mazanhi.
(Additional Information: M-Net)