29th July, 2011
Perhaps the most successful season of Big Brother, the on-going Big Brother Amplified, has been full of entertainment, drama and non-stop action from the moment the 26 housemates met on Sunday, 1 May. Triumphs and tantrums, romance and rivalry, friendships and feuds, the housemates have laughed, cried, bonded, argued and danced their way through a 91-day reality TV adventure, screened live continent-wide on DStv channel 198.
Now, M-Net has revealed the star-studded line-up for the showâ€™s dramatic two-hour finale during which two winners, chosen by the public, will each walk away with USD200,000.
In addition to the finale including the biggest prize in the history of the show, it will welcome the talents of six of Africaâ€™s hot performersâ€”Fally Ipupa from the DRC, Nigeriaâ€™s sensational WizKid and Moâ€™Cheddah, South Africaâ€™s Professor and Speedy as well as Tanzaniaâ€™s Cpwaa.
Joining them on stage will be all the previously evicted Big Brother Amplified housemates and the Big Brother Amplified dance crew, whose fast routines and smooth dance moves have won the hearts of fans continent-wide.
â€œWeâ€™re going all out to amplify the finale,â€ said M-Net Africa’s Managing Director, Biola Alabi. â€œIn addition to these great performers, thereâ€™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 also know, but the housemates competing for the big prize donâ€™t know this yet and I can only imagine their shock and delight when they find out that there are two prizes of USD200,000,â€ he enthused.
Meanwhile, the current season of Big Brother Amplified has already set new records for voting, thanks to ongoing audience participation.
Last week, over 1.4 million votes were logged, the highest of any Big Brother Africa voting period. In addition, this current season has already achieved the highest cumulative total of any Big Brother edition, a total of 6.3 million votes. With voting for the final now well underway, total vote numbers look set for a new record.
So, with just a few days to go, the audience is encouraged to vote for their favourite housemates.
Competing for this yearâ€™s big prizes are Hanni (Ethiopia), Karen (Nigeria), Lomwe (Malawi), Luclay (South Africa), Sharon O (Uganda), Vina (Nigeria) and Wendall (Zimbabwe).