Nigerian, Uti, wins N30m Big Brother Africa prize


By Akeem Lasisi

Monday, 18 Oct 2010


Fortune smiled on 27-year-old Nigerian musician and actor, Uti Nwachukwu, on Sunday evening, as he emerged winner of the 2010 edition of the Big Brother Africa 5 television reality show dubbed Big Brother Africa All Stars.

At the end of the 91-day show in South Africa, Uti became about N30m richer, since the value of the prize is $200,000.

The victory is also a big compensation for the Delta State-born musician and model, whose father died in August while he (son) was participating in the reality show

The Lagos-based artiste had, at the beginning of the contest, expressed optimism that he was in the house to clinch the prize.

He described himself as being understanding and admitted to talking too much when excited. But he said he hated a situation where “people try to list your faults even though they have their own!”

Uti’s victory, which was ushered in by musical performances by MI, Jesse Jagz, Tuface, Wyre and Maye Hunta, followed that of another Nigerian, Kelvin Pam, who won the reality show last year.

Other four finalists defeated by Uti are Mwisho from Tanzania; Kenya’s Sheila, South Africa’s Lerato; and Munya from Zimbabwe.

But the 91-day season of intrigues and anxieties ended on a tight note as Uti and Munya were the final two housemates.

The host, IK, was quoted as saying the contest was the closest ever finale, with the winner securing the votes from eight countries and the runner-up from seven.

Uti originally participated in the third season of BBA and was one of the housemates from previous seasons chosen to enter the Big Brother All Stars house.


Source: Punch

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