Hours after Nando’s story went viral, fellow former Big Brother Africa Housemates and friends have stepped in to help him out.
2014 Big Brother HotShots winner, Idris Sultan and other friends from the BBA have come together to help Nando by taking him to rehab since he is currently addicted to drugs. The BBA 2014 winner revealed this through an interview with Bongo 5 where he talked about his relationship with Nando.
Apparently the two were never really tight friends but just acquaintances since they were both in the same house during the BBA contest.
“I did not see the need to post anything about Nando firstly because he is not my friend. We are more of acquaintances ever since we were in big brother in 2014. We used to meet in events and parties but I still cannot consider him as close. Together with some of the housemates we have had some hard time to look for his mother’s contact and make her aware of her sons’ state therefore he is now checked into rehab at Kigamboni. I can gladly say he on the recovery road..” Said Idris.
He went on to praise Nando for being smart and a chilled out person he did not think would be caught up in drugs.
“Nando is a smart, creative and real than I can be, so I can admit at first I did not know he was using drugs until he confessed to me. Honestly, I did not expect him to be in such a state however his appearance could tell a lot. Telling him to stop was not necessary since at the end of the day it’s his initiative to decide so. As for now, together with my friends, his family and close friends we have taken responsibility to contribute money and make sure he gets assistance till the day they will release him. However, my main goal towards Nando is once he is released I will get mentors to regularly talk to him in that he does not slip as former stars have done. I will support him because he is an incredible person. It my prayer together with former big brother housemates that Nando will fully recover.”
Idris, however promised to help find his mum who will help advice Nando i the best possible way.