Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dillish Got USD300,000 Prize, But Melvin Is The Big Brother

At the last eviction show, where South Africa’s representative Angelo and Ethiopia’s Bimp were evicted from the Big Brother Africa, observes tipped Nigeria’s Melvin and Namibia’s Dillish for the big prize. Forget their fine faces, both housemates have a lot going for them. With that on mind, everyone waited for that moment when both Melvin and Dillish would be the only ones left in the House.

But at the grand finale, the results were different; it was a shocker for many. Nigeria’s second contender Beverley was the first to be evicted from the house; to many, that was expected. However, no matter the way you see Beverley, the young lady has set a record that would take a very long time for anyone to break; the only housemate in BBA The Chase that was never up for eviction. Whatever kept her in that ‘crazy’ house that long without her name coming up for once, our girl deserves to take a bow!

However, the big surprise for viewers all over the world, especially in Nigeria where the reality show commands large followership, was the eviction of Melvin as the second housemates to leave the house. Immediately his name was mentioned by the presenter IK, who was obviously surprised that the Delta State native was eliminated at that stage, the social media went on ‘fire’; Melvin’s fans went gagger, twitting and facebooking their disproval of the result. Obviously, the fact that Melvin was leading the poll the previous day, must have contributed to the outburst from his fans; how that result changed overnight, is still the question on the lips of many. However most viewers, who queried that result, actually didn’t vote; in Big Brother, votes count.

Having taken Nigeria’s contenders out of the house, IK, who kicked off the show with a spectacular dance routine, headed into the house to evict Ghana’s Elikem, leaving Dillish and Cleo in the house to ponder their fate. Few minutes later, ever dramatic IK broke the bad news for Cleo, leaving Dillish as the winner of the season 8 of the Big Brother Africa reality show.

Other contestants took turns to greet tearful Dillish, who had always dreamt of buying a gigantic TV set; they couldn’t wait but rushed into the house to congratulate the ‘queen’. Her man, Steven, crowned the evening by presenting Dillish with a tiara crown.

“Dillish, it’s official, you’re rich,” proclaimed Big Brother Africa host IK, as fireworks and streamers signaled the end of 91 days of drama and intrigue. The stunning 2-hour Finale, which was screened live on Africa Magic Entertainment and Channel 197 and 198 on DStv, kept viewers enthralled and amazed, with some of the continent’s hottest entertainers lighting up the stage as the tension built.

New Media specialist Boity Thulo joined IK on stage to remind viewers that they could relive all the magic of The Chase by visiting www.bigbrotherafrica.com to watch all the video highlights, from day 1 to 91. She also announced the winner of the ‘Most Romantic Gesture’ – Elikem, for making breakfast in bed for Pokello. He won an amazing holiday package: a 5-night all-expenses-paid trip for two, to the Sarova White Sands Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, two return tickets from RwandAir and some spending money – all valued at USD10 000. He made no bones about the fact that he’d be taking Pokello along as his ‘plus one’!

Meanwhile, the stage was rocked by some of the continent’s hottest performing artiste, including Nigeria’s Ice Prince, who performed Aboki, Ghanaian duo R2Bees rocked with Life (Walahi), while Ugandan rap superstar Keko registered his presence with See Ya. There was also spot for evicted housemate Sulu to make an appearance, performing Ruby Ruby, featuring Salma. South African DJ Ganyani played out the show, as guests moved for the after party.

And so, the curtain came down on 91 days of romance, suspense and pure entertainment, Big Brother: The Chase, sponsored by Airtel and produced by Endemol South Africa.

Nigeria’s representatives at the just concluded show Beverly Osu and Melvin Oduah have since arrived home and met with the press yesterday in Lagos. Both arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International airport on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 around 8pm, two days after the grand finale, in company of show host I.K Osakioduwa. They were welcomed by a crowd, which included friends, family and fans.

An over-whelmed Beverly shed a few tears as she was received by her mum, TV presenter, Denrele Edun and close friends. But nice guy Melvin held his head high, as he greeted fans, who waited for hours, just to receive them.

Though Namibia’s Dillish got the prize money, Melvin Odua remains the Big Brother; his behavious in the house was outstanding. A true Nigerian, Melvin has proved to the whole world that character makes a man. Despite the intrigues and politicking in the house, especially the perceived ‘attack’ on West African housemates, Melvin carried everyone along like a big brother. Never quick to anger and a perfect gentleman, his performance in house will surely influence other well meaning Nigerian youths to entre for the show, which was before now viewed in many quarters as ‘immoral.’

Recall After his swap decision that sent Hakeem packing, an emotional Melvin was still haunted and he didn’t want to face the same situation of guilt again. But still his guardian decision was and is still the last thing any chaser could do at that early stage of the game with other heads still in the house. He was one of the housemates, who found it hard to nominate a fellow housemate with a valid reason; he even reached an extent of nominating himself.

“After witnessing Hakeem being saved two times by Africa, I thought that he was to be saved this time too but I was shocked when he got evicted,” Melvin said remorsefully.

Again, on the night South Africa’s Angelo was evicted from the house, Beverly, his lovebird, cried out her eyes. While she was sobbing, Melvin, who was always quiet in the BBA house, went to Beverly Osu’s bed to console her and gave her a sweet message.

“You still have me; you will be fine. I will still be here for you. My bed is the biggest in the House; you can share it with me.” What a brotherly love!

Oh yes, Dillish won the price money, but Melvin Oduah is a Big Brother Africa with true Naija spirit.

By Chuks Nwanne / TheGuardian, Nigeria

49 comments:

  1. What's so special abt Melvin??? Really now?I cudnt even hear a word he says

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    1. Kiki I thought I was da only1 dat had a hard tym hearing wateva he said..lol

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    2. He was a trie Big Brother to other housemates& even the deaf like some of you should admit that.

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    3. Then u must be really deaf not to hear him speak, Melvin is the true big brother I agree

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    4. What's so special about you and your stupid angelo. I dnt understand why south Africans transferred their hatred for Nigeria on an innocent soil like melvin, whereas melvin has never nominated or gang up against angelo in any way. May God judge u all.

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  2. This story is about Melvin and it stressed that Dillish win the price by mistake. Sorry for you admin it wasn't work as you wish...

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    1. U were not force to comment. Go and mourn wt your sore looser angelo and koketso. Your hatred for him will not stop him from attaining his goal in life. D whole world knows that Dillish is wearing Melvin's crown stole by Bba himself to promote his show.

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  3. @ 11:16 u wnt even know wat special is if it stares u in d face.Melvin is a gentleman to d core,dats how a real man shd be.n dats wat makes him special.

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    1. He is really a rare kind, perfect gentleman. May God keep him and protect him. He is every woman's dream man.

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  4. Hahahaha u are bitter he didn't win!there's nothing special abt him! Just coz he's nigerian and he didn't win ths year! Haibo take a chill pill...this time rigging votes failed lol...thanx Alexander forbes u did a good job,u were not bribed ths year!

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    1. U are just a fool,your papa

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    2. We are bitter Bba stole Melvin's crown and gave to dillish and that is why Bba organisers themselves are not having peace bc d whole world is questioning that result. Your madman angelo and koketso were not even among d top five so u are d sore looser and stop following every post about melvin and go celebrate your sore looser angelo.

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  5. Melvin! Melvin! Melvin!!! How many times did I call you? Thank you admin for celebrating our son but enough is enough. Melvin, pride always go before a fall. You have been celebrated and love, admin please leave it at that. Dont over flood it. Melvin please leave the stage when the ovation is loudest. Admin, dont create room for insults on Melvin. Melvin also celebrates Dillish.

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    1. Melvin u are my winner bc Dillish is wearing your crown which she knows very well. Bba stepped on d wrong toe. Why did lk have to follow them to Nigeria to plead on Bba behalf. Why was he so keen on interview them.

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  6. @11:56 The chase is over.go watch a movie or sth, as if u'll get a share of d money.dillish won n its all over so lets all be one n look forward to next year's show.

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    1. And u go and watch your fake SA idols. Angelo is a looser so get a life. Stop transferring your hatred for Nigeria on an innocent soul melvin.

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  7. Truelly Melvin was too sluggish for my liking,what happened to toasting one or two girls that he liked and failing like Angelo did,even if its for the fun of it This is a lesson to every aspiring contestant,don't go there and play mr niceman,step on toes intentionally hsmates may not understand buh viewers will n will be on the look out for ur nxt action.Oh Ekelim had the game on his finger tips.Ɣ☺ù are still my winner Charlie together with ur arrogance

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    1. Am sure u are a ghanian. Your arrogant fool killed d game for West Africa bc of his stupidity. I wish d will replace Ghana wt cameroon bc we are also West Africa.

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    2. A beg mind your business and leave him alone bc if he was chasing babe's u would have still been d same people calling him names. Bolt, hakeem, Lk4 that were not sluggish Africa voted them out so leave melvin alone.

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  8. Melvin is overrated, everyone was special in that house, i even think Dillish was more special and thats y she won many hearts. Don't forget thats the winner is decided by country votes, not by individual votes. Melvin did not even nominate himself, he was up ready, he only failed to save himself. He was a good guy but not an automatic qualification for the US dollars. Congrats Dillish!!!!

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    1. How does it affect u if he is overrated or not, why dnt u also go and over are your country rep. Nobody invited u here and u aren't welcome here. Your hatred for nigerians has be cloud ed your sense of reasoning and u are now transferring your frustrations to a lovely soul like melvin. Pls get a life and leave us to celebrate him.

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  9. Tank Ʊ anon 11:57,well said!and for those who said they cudnt hear anytin he said,he is still beta dan keagan who was jst mumbling even onstage.Ʊ all shud jst get ova urselves already,and admin,its ok oo.Allow melvin live his life,d show is ova abegi

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    1. Those saying d didn't hear what he was saying definitely have hearing problem which isn't Melvin's fault, so d should go and check their ears. I also had difficulty hearing angelo, natasha, sulu and keegan. So d should get a life and leave melvin alone
      Administration I think d right place to make thus complain is mnet. Let them know that Nigeria is withdrawing from Bba bc of d politics going on.

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  10. Lesson number 2,that Ɣ☺ù Α̲̅я̩̥̊ε̲̣̣̣̥ from the country with voting population will not make Ɣ☺ù an automatic winner,people put their money where they will be proud they did,Bev played a better game than Melvin by being daring in some cases,she killed her game when she started going nude @ will,such attitude isn't welkomed in this part of the world

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    1. I are just a big fool. If Nigeria had won u would have still been d same people crying that nija rigged, now that d have rigged and given Melvin's money to dillish, u are still here talking trash. Your obsession wt Melvin is driving u insane, Pls get a life and leave him alone.

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  11. Y do people hate Nigerians so much, u guys r forgetting that apart from Cleo and Bev Nigeria voted d other housemates and that Elikem and Dilish went to d finals, they got Nigerias vote. They voted 4 Pokello and Bimp, they r one people who vote not regarding region now just a truthful write up about their rep imagine insults. I hope u all know next year is around d corner.

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    1. Next year Nigeria is not voting for any East African housemates.

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  12. Shut up all u melvin haters.

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  13. So everyone hates Nigerians now bcos we won 3 times ! Haters get a life

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  14. Delish might win the money but we all knw that melvin
    is the rightful winner of big brother the Chas. Big brother gave Delish the money for a reasons but that not withstanding Melvin remain the Chas.take it or leave it melvin for life.

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    1. are u fucking or being fucked u assjhole

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    2. Your mother is An asshole

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    3. Am sure that this idiot is from SA who their madman wasn't even among d top five. Pls get a life. Bba gave Melvin's victory to dillish to please d SADC countries. Get a life and leave melvin alone.

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  15. Wow I think ts fair wat just happened coz ts da viewers votes dat made Dillish da winner so stop trippn....snitchez awyz end up in ditches REMEMBER DAT""

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  16. Melvin is now a Minister of Youth Developmt of Federal Republic of Nigeria. Plz address him Well!

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  17. Oh yes Melvin deserved to win but maybe BigBrother Nigeria coz I think only Nigerians cud hear sthing frm his lips. BBA is a reality show for entertainment of viewers. Melvin cudnt communicate even in the D-room......wat a bore. Lets accept tht Dellish won coz she was the best. ..according to 5 countries out of 14 and ROA. Unfortunately, although Nigeria is more populous than the whole of SADC, they contribute one country vote...sry.

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    1. i realli could not pick a tin sulu siad, melvin was very audible, even a deaf man could depicit wateva he said

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  18. Pls all ds hater stop,we Nigerians ar h@py Dellish won,we love and we Voted for till d finals.Melvin ws just d. Victim of other African country deciding dt a Nigerian will not win even wh He is d best but is all good.congres to Delissh.

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  19. what goes around comes around this remind me of MUNYA , the guy deserved the money but big brother give UTI for reason , am happy Nigerian this time you taste the pain.

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    1. Anonymous 4:12PM....Remember last year. Prezo Won bt biggie gave it to Keagan, we all knw Prezo is the winner which was the reason why they gave him ambassador post...Now Melvin is a minister of youth in that God own country also he was the one BBA nominate as the Youth Ambassador for One Africa for the year 2013/2014...This equally means he is the winner and he get 10times more than what BBA winner got....Nigeria is a blessed country with most talented, love and caring people....If U said one country cannot make someone win then what of the Nigerians in your country, are they sleeping or there hand is on hold....Common people, is high time U all knw that who God has blessed no man can course....

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    2. thank GOD ur mind told u dat melvin was supposed 2 win

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  20. U know what God just used BBA to bless His own son melvin. He's now a minister of youth and development,what else can we say.if u cannot see anything good in Melvin then u must be blind.congrat bro u deserve d blessing that is coming ur way and I pray for more of it for you

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  21. melvin is still my winner wit or witout d price

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  22. I like nija but I can see how they are taking this Dillish wining thing. If at least Melvin could be first runner up people would understand your frastration but Melvin took 4th place for goodnes sake my God Nigerians please don't ambarras yourself this way man Zambia or Gana sapouse to feel this away not you and let Melvin rest man he's good boy don't influence him by thinking like you don't destroy their friendship with Dillish because of money Africans be united please and God will be with us

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    1. U are and idiot, in your heart of heart did u believe that Melvin took fourth. Bba stole Melvin's glory and gave to dillish to please stupid people like u, who would have been crying by now that nija rigged. Get a life cuz no one invited u here. I think it's high time Nigeria withdraw from Bba and start their own show bc d hatred is too much from SADC countries.

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  23. At least between Munya and Uti were a tie and even Prezzo and Kegan the same grow up my Africans!

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  24. is big brother not supposed to unite Africa? why all d hate? big brother is supposed to be based on individual performance not wat you all haters think bout 9ja. Dillish was a bore. She was not even fun but Big brother gave her the moni. im hapi for her though cos she kept telling anyone that cared to listen in the house how much nshe needs the moni. i guess bigbrother heard her cry after aLL

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  25. Dillish Won cos Africa voted For her ,If you did not vote, blame your self. if Dillish is a bore to you she is real And fun to us that's why we voted non stop, we thank you African for supporting Dillis!! I'm not a namibian but happy that Dillish won!

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  26. Imagine thus idiot. D same people that were crucifying nija for supporting dillish now have mouth to talk. It isn't your fault my dear. Dillish won bc Bba didn't have money to buy a house got her as she was begging Bba to buy her a house so d gave Melvin's money to her. An u dnt need to remind us about Melvin's crown that was given to dillish.

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