BBA: Dillish basks in glory and cash

Windhoek – And the winner is… Big Brother Africa, the reality television show that unites Africa is officially over, as the 91-day chase came to an emotional and thrilling end last week.

The final eviction show was without doubt the most emotional, which saw Nigerians, Beverly and Melvin, leave the show in succession. Then left Ghana’s Elikem and lastly Zambia’s Cleo, leaving Namibia’s finest Dillish the winner of the staggering US$300 000.

On learning that she was the winner, Dillish broke into tears, and kept shaking her head in utter disbelief.

Dillish becomes the first Namibian to walk away with the grand prize. The only other Namibian to come that close to winning the grand prize was spirited Lady May, who fell shy of scooping the coveted prize. Lady May came third.

“I’m very happy to be the first Namibian to win Big Brother Africa, especially during Women’s Month. Thank you everyone for all your support. I’m very glad that I made Namibia proud throughout the 91 days,” Dillish said in her crowning glory.

Dillish is a third-year Psychology student with a passion for seafood. She describes herself as “caring, fun, troublesome, loving and adventurous”. She says her best quality is the fact that she’s “very real and straightforward”. She values caring and considerate people and dislikes those who are selfish and lazy. 

She entered Big Brother because she has been a fan of the show for some time and promised herself that she would enter as soon as she was old enough. Before entering the Big Brother Africa house, Dillish said it was a bit scary to know that Africa will be watching her 24/7, but said she was excited to share her private life and lifestyle with the continent.

At the time of entering the house, she said the best thing about Africa is the diverse cultures and “our unity”.

Her favourite place in Namibia is Swakopmund and she says even though she has not travelled much, a trip to Nigeria last year was “the best ever”.

Her grandfather is her role model. “He raised my mom and five of his grandchildren – including myself. He is my hero,” she says.

Meanwhile, BBA-The Chase was a season of love, with many hook-ups and the relationships seem destined to continue outside the house. Five couples found love in Biggie’s house ‑ Pokello and Elikem, Angelo and Beverly, LK4 and Koketso, Feza and Oneal, and Hakeem and Cleo.

The Cupid’s arrow did not dart unnoticed though, as Biggie rewarded the most romantic gesture in the House. Elikem was voted the most romantic and was awarded an all expenses paid holiday for two worth US$10 000 – a consolation after missing the big prize.

Sulu was the man of the moment with the bouncy performance of his song titled “Ruby”. He surely knows how to keep the audience on their feet; you genuinely get to love him.

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