Big Brother Africa Hotshots: Housemates Display Talents

big-brother-africa-8This year’s edition, given the name ‘Hotshots’ started off on the right mood in Johannesburg, South Africa, last Sunday night.

Viewers all around Africa had the opportunity to watch the unveiling of the housemates who will be competing for the USD300 000 grand prize over the next 63 days.

During Sunday’s show, the housemates, one-by-one, were given one-minute slots to showcase their talents live on stage.

The studio audience scored each performance with a mark according to their performances, and right at the end of the show Big Brother called the excited housemates together and revealed the reason behind the performances.

It was simply to come up with the housemate who scored highest, making them Head of House and would be the only housemate not up for eviction next Sunday. Tanzania’s Laveda scooped the top slot out of the Top 6 that included Kenya’s Sabina, Ghana’s M’am Bea, Nigeria’s Lillian, Rwanda’s Arthur and JJ of Zimbabwe. This meant that she is the only one not in danger of going home next week.

This edition’s house seems to be full of musicians and singers, with Sabina and Arthur breaking the mould with comedy routines, M’am Bea showcasing her fashion design talents and Laveda picking up top marks with her saxophone solo. The Big Brother Hotshots launch show was however a star-studded show as it came alive when multiple award winning musicians from Nigeria, Tanzania and South Africa take centre stage. The night also saw viewers and fans across the continent welcome 26 new housemates for season 9 of Big Brother Africa, Hotshots.

Medley of chart-toppers, Nigeria’s superstar, Davido boasted of a number of smash hits like “Dami Duro”, “Gobe”, “Skelewu” and “Aye”. Davido has become an unstoppable force in the music industry both locally and internationally. The talented musician already has multiple awards under his blinged out belt including a BET Award, multiple Channel O Africa Video Music Awards and leading with the most nominations in this year’s CHOAMVA.

From Tanzania, bongo flavor recording artist Diamond was part of the spectacular line-up, and he performed one of his hit songs “Number One”. Diamond also has a number of musical accolades behind his name, including nominations for the Channel O Africa Music Video Awards and more than 12 wins in the Tanzania Music Awards since 2010. He has also performed at one of Big Brother Stargame’s eviction shows.

South African hip hop head Cassper Nyovest, whose hit “Doc Shebeleza” is burning up the airwaves and SA music charts, also brought the house down with his delivery of the ‘party blazer’. His debut single “Gusheshe” scored him four awards at the SA Hip Hop Awards including Song of the Year and Video of the Year. Casper Nyovest has also scooped five nominations for the 2014 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards for “Doc Shebeleza” including Most Gifted Video of the Year and Most Gifted Male.

Last but definitely not least was Nigerian-born Emmy Gee featuring AB Crazy and DJ Dimplez. He performed his 2013 debut single release “Rands and Nairas” which peaked in the top 10 of the South African Music charts. He released the remix of the song featuring amongst others, his homeboy Ice Prince and South African rapper Cassper Nyovest. The song also won him a Best Music Video of the Year Award at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and is also nominated for Most Gifted Video of the Year at the 2014 CHOAMVA’s.

During a new Saturday night task, viewers will get the chance to vote to award one housemate with immunity from being nominated each week.

With the news sinking in that all but one of their number are in danger of heading home next week, the housemates set about getting to know each other over snacks and drinks laid on by Biggie – and with a first dip in the jacuzzi.

Daily Highlights Shows are broadcast Monday-Friday on AfricaMagic Showcase at 20:00 CAT, on Maisha Magic at 20:30 CAT and on AfricaMagic Family and AfricaMagic World on GOtv at 21:30 CAT. The Saturday Highlights Show, which showcases all the best moments from the entire week, is broadcast at 21:00 CAT on AfricaMagic Showcase in South Africa, 20:00 CAT on AfricaMagic Showcase for the rest of the continent, at 19:30 CAT on Maisha Magic, at 21:00 on AfricaMagic Family and 21:30 on AfricaMagic World & GOtv.

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