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Richard scoops US$100 000 BBA prize

IN 98 incredible days, through the magic of mobile, TV and computer technology, fans of M-Net’s Big Brother Africa 2 turned the 24/7 daily reality series into a blockbuster bona-fide hit across the continent.


Last weekend

viewer voting propelled 24-year-old film student, Richard Bezuidenhout, from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to the big prize of US$ 100 000. With seven of the 13 voting blocks voting for Richard, he became the winner of Big Brother Africa 2.


Beating Angola’s Tatiana and Nigeria’s Ofunneka to win the series, Richard was the last person to head out of the now famous Big Brother doors.


During the two-hour finale that rocked to Afro-chic fashion, music and dance beats, DStv viewers in over 40 countries watched as the popular series drew to a dramatic end.


Finale highlights that had the live audience gathered around the catwalk-styled ramp in high spirits were electrifying performances by South African super-group Bongo Maffin, Kenyan afro-fusion legend Eric Wainaina and award-winning Nigerian hip-hop stars P-Square. Plus, with the nine previously evicted housemates all in attendance, having already enjoyed ‘heroes’ homecomings in their own countries, it seemed fitting that a duet by Zimbabwe’s Bertha and Malawi’s Code was also on the finale menu

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