The red carpet was dazzling and the next to walk past cheering fans was Samantha from South Africa. Upon being asked what the feedback had been from fans, she told Carol that she was amazed at the love she got across the continent, but particularly from her home country.
Carol mischievously enquired whether Samantha’s money was onIdris or JJ, two men the lovely lass had close relations with in the house. Samantha’s coy response was that she was OK with either of them winning.
The next to arrive was Multichoice representative Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, the regional director of M-Net (West Africa). She spoke about the fire which ripped through the original houses, and thanked everyone behind the scenes for pulling through despite all that went down. Her personal highlight of the season was when the ex-housemates were in the house.
Representing Endemol, the original big wigs behind Big Brother, was Senior Head Creative Brendan Gabriel. His view on Big Brother remaining so big on the continent was that it allowed Africans to escape into an opulent house and party.
After these heavyweights continued their walk down the red carpet there were more housemates to greet. Frankie, from Rwanda, looked spiffy in a sharp suit. Following him was the incredible host IK, who told us what he was getting up to when he was not on Big Brother Africa.
A platinum-blonde Sheillah looked glam in a sexy white dress, who Vimbai said had caught the eye of Desmond Elliot. The lovely girl from Botswana could not wait to launch her career, including utitlising her incredible voice.
We’ve seen only a handful of Hotshots and top dogs walk the red carpet, but there are plenty more to come. Make sure you keep on watching so that you can see all your favourites and hear what they have been up to.