by Wilfred Okiche
The biggest prize money on African television, 300,000 USD has just been won by 23-year-old Namibian, Dillish. The fair-skinned beauty ended an incredible run of 90 roller coaster days that saw her being put up for eviction at different points in The Chase.
The Chase season finale was a loaded 2-hour episode boasting performances from Nigerian superstar Ice Prince, Ugandan Keko and Ghanaian duo R2BEES among others. It was a homecoming of sorts as the 28 housemates who began The Chase were reunited on the live stage. The reunion began with the very first evictees Denzel and Huddah and continued in pairs up until last week’s evictees Bimp and Angelo made their appearances.
There were cheers and whops of joy as the housemates were called out in turns and audiences got a glimpse once more of their favourite contestants. There was some drama too as host IK Osakioduwa grilled the housemates on some of their most popular acts while in the house. Selly (for the umpteenth time) denied having anything to do with Nando while Pokello declared (once again) her love for Elikem insisting that money is nothing but a thing. Elsewhere, Sulu was doing the Ruby song, Natasha pledging her allegiance to charitable causes and Motama was wowing with her body.
It soon came down to the big moment and Ik asked the finalists what they would splurge on if they won the prize money. Beverly wanted to complete her room in her mom’s house, Elikem wanted a brand new Suzuki and Melvin just wanted clothes.
The votes came in after being independently verified and Beverly was the first finalist to be evicted, followed closely by her compatriot Melvin. If Melvin’s announcement was a shock, then there was even more to come as the Ghanaian tailor Elikem followed in quick succession. The trio from West Africa were believed to be some of the strongest picks for a win.
It was down to two lovely ladies and in the end, the delicious Dillish triumphed over rapper Cleo to claim Big Brother’s 300,00 large ones. The jubilation was spontaneous as Africa finally got to reward it’s new found sweetheart.