Tanzania’s Big Brother representative Idris is laughing all the way to the bank as he won this year’s BBA Hotshots $300,000 (sh828 million) jackpot Sunday night, becoming the second Tanzanian to claim the BBA money after Richard Bezuidenhout who won the 2007 edition.
The Tanzanian, who played his game as the house’s bad boy and lover man, beat Nigeria’s Tayo to the jackpot in a nerve-wrecking finale to end the 63-day African reality TV show that gave viewers a wonderful experience.
Tayo had turned out to be the outright favourite to the jackpot but Idris’ advantage came because most countries that have allies to Tanzania like Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia had bowed out of the house, unlike Idris who still had competitors to the finale.
Idris, dressed in a sleek gray jacket and white pants, was not really committal on what he was to use the prize money, saying he was to give back to Africa, to which IK, the show’s host teased him to be exact with his promises.
He was the boy who had a romantic fling with Uganda’s Ellah and Botswana’s Goitse during the show while Tayo was the emotional boy who at some point fell out with almost every male housemate in the house.