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D-day for Vimbai, Wendall as BBA finale draws closer

After spending 12 weeks in the game, the two Zimbabweans will battle it out with Hanni (Ethiopia), Kim (Zambia), Lomwe (Malawi), Luclay (South Africa), and Millicent (Kenya) who are also up for eviction.

Local followers of the reality television show are waiting with bated breath to see if the Zimbabwean housemates will survive this eviction which will decide the final contenders for the US$ 200 000 prize.

Both Zimbabwean representatives’ chances of staying in the house are shaky as they will share votes from their countrymen as compared to other nominees that are representing one country each.

Three housemates, Karen (Nigeria), Vina (Nigeria) and Sharon O are automatically in the BBA final as they are safe from eviction tonight. Also, some of the housemates have spoken on what they will do with the BBA prize money, if they come out triumphant on Sunday.

Karen (Nigeria), who is one of this year’s potential winners, said if she won the money she would make sure she shares it with her close housemates, Bernadina and Mumba, before sharing the remaining half with a charity organisation dedicated to the disease that her father succumbed to.

Vimbai said she would spend the money on clothes and maybe start a business. With her money, Kim (Zambia) said she would help her parents start a school they have always dreamt of since they retired. With the remainder of the money, she said she would start House of Kim: a range of beauty products.

Since BBA launched in 2003, Nigeria has won two seasons in a row. Kevin Pam Chuwang won the BBA 4 season while Uti Nwachukwu won last year’s edition. The first edition of the reality show was won by Zambia’s Cherise Makubale followed by Tanzania’s Richard Bezuidenhout, who was the BBA 2 winner. Angola’s Ricco Venancio scooped the prize for BBA 3.

No Zimbabwean has ever won the show and Munya Chidzonga, who came second to Nwachukwu in a fiercely contested show, has the best record followed by Tapuwa Mhere who took third place in BBA 1.

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