The biggest reality show on African television Big Brother Africa STARGAME finally kicked off and already, biggie has begun pulling surprises. The show was officially launched in South Africa on Sunday May 6, where all 36 housemates going to play the game this year, was announced.
Teclar and Menata from Zimbabwe and Tanzania’s Hilda and Julio and are up for eviction. Net photo
The show started with energetic dance performance followed by headlined act sensational American rapper J. Cole, MCs were Nigeria’s IK alongside and Flavia Tumusiime, Uganda’s Capital FM Radio presenter and Channel O VJ.
On turn table was talented Channel O Bassment DJ Miss Cosmo, who kept the crowd alive. Other African artistes also performed to add colour to the night.
South Africa’s Babalwa is among the 7 celebrities housed in the UPVILLE.
Like last year’s Big Brother Amplified, there two houses; The UPVILLE where the seven celebrity housemates from 7 different countries are housed and the DOWNVILLE where the fourteen (couples) housemates from fourteen different countries. IK revealed that this Season, DOWNVILLE housemates will not be nominating each other.
In the UPVILLE:
Ghana – Derick Kobina (DKB): Comedian, TV presenter, talent manager
Kenya – Jackson (Prezzo): Musician
Namibia – Martha (Lady May): Musician
Nigeria – Susan (Goldie): Singer
South Africa – Babalwa (Barbz): Model, salon owner
Zambia- Mampi: Singer
Zimbabwe – Rockford (Roki): Singer
In the DOWNVILLE
Angola – Esperansa and Seydou
Botswana – Edith and Eve
Ghana – Keitta and Mildred
Kenya – Alex and Malonza
Liberia – Luke and Yadel
Malawi – Nafe and Wati
Namibia – Junia and Jesica
Nigeria – Chris and Ola
Sierra Leone – Dalphin and Zainab
South Africa – Keagan and Lee
Tanzania – Hilda and Julio
Uganda – Kyle and Jannette
Zambia – Talia and Tamara
Zimbabwe – Maneta and Teclar
Eviction – this Sunday
Using the advanced Random Nomination Mechanism monitored by an independent auditor, IK with a help of a volunteer rolled the wheel and the balls written Tanzania and Zimbabwe were drawn. Though it was hard to believe at first, Tanzania’s Hilda and Julio as well as Teclar and Menata from Zimbabwe eventually came up for first eviction.
Tanzanian’s Julio expressed his displeasure saying “It’s unfair, we’re just getting acquainted”. However, Nigerian Housemate, Chris wasted no time in “laying his hands” on Teclar to try and calm her down while the other Housemates perked out laughing at how hilarious he was going about it. BBA