Photos: #BBAHotshot 2014: BIG BROTHER HOTSHOTS GRAND FINALE CEREMONY, Idris sultan from Tanzania emerged from the Big Brother Hotshots house at the end of Sunday night’s thrilling 2-hour live extravaganza with USD300,000 in the bank! He picked up an avalanche of viewer votes from the continent after 63 days of fun, drama and intrigue to become the hottest of the Hotshots in the 9th season of the continent’s most epic reality show. Idris saw off the challenge of 25 other housemates through 9 weeks of extravaganzas, weekly tasks, “freeze” challenges and even an epic prank in true Big Brother style. After he’d picked himself up off the floor after the announcement, Idris told IK he was feeling exhausted after the “long ride”. “Big love to everyone in Africa, I have so much love out there, I’m going to give back every single day,” said the man from Arusha.
The show kicked off with a show-stopping performance from 17 evicted housemates, who got the chance to remind the continent of their Hotshots credentials. The glamorous finale was a star-studded affair, also featuring performances by the One Campaign Artists, Nigerian star M.I. and South Africa’s Unathi Msengana. Even the Top 8 housemates got in on the action, with a performance of their own to sum up their time in the house!
IK took viewers back through all 63 days of Big Brother Hotshots, with reminders of the Hotshots’ stellar performances during the extravaganza tasks, the tender moments – and the explosive ones – they all shared, and all the fun they had learning about each other’s cultures, countries and personalities.
Evictions were never far from everyone’s minds, though, and when the SizweNtsalubaGobodo auditor delivered a bulging envelope to IK on stage, he got down to business. Over the course of the show, he evicted Butterphly, M’am Bea, JJ, Sipe, Nhlanhla and Macky2 from the house in pairs, leaving Idris and Tayo to count their lucky stars as the rest of the Hotshots looked on enviously from the stage. PROCEED TO SEE MORE ON PAGE 2