I watched with millions of Nigerians last night when Idris Sultan of Tanzania was named the winner of the 2014 Big Brother Africa Hotshots. The stunned look on the face of the Nigerian rep Tayo Faniran, when IK Osakioduwa called out Idris’ name & not his was the same reaction I had…disbelief. I honestly thought Tayo would win!!!
With this, photographer and graphic designer, Idris became $300,000 (N50 Million) richer, he said he would put his cash prize back into Africa because he loves Africa so much, Tayo was gonna spend his money on his family and use part of it to pay the bride price of the woman he loves.
Nigerian Twitter cried foul…The word Ojoro rang out loud! But this is Big Brother Africa, not INEC. They had a reputable auditing firm count the votes.
Besides Idris was much loved, he was respectful and humble. The guy next door, he definitely connected more with the wider BBA audience – parents & women, and this reflected in how Africa voted, Idris earned 5 country votes (from Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, while Tayo only got 2 country votes (Nigeria and Mozambique).
We all wanted Tayo to win so bad, but the best man won. Let’s hope Idris really gives his money back to Africa…lol! Tayo will be alright, some acting and endorsement deals here and there, he might even end up richer than Idris.
DO YOU THINK IDRIS DESERVED TO BE NAMED THE WINNER OF BBA HOTSHOTS?