Big Brother Africa 2

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Big Brother Africa
 
 
Series 2 (2007)

Big Brother Africa 2 was the second series of the Big Brother Africa reality television show produced by Endemol. The series began airing on August 5, 2007 and ran 98 days ending 11 November 2011. As with the previous series, the show involved 12 countries within Africa (Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) each producing a contestant living in an isolated house in Johanneburg, South Africa, while trying to avoid being evicted by viewers and ultimately winning a large cash prize at the end of the show. The show was filmed in a house at Sasani Studios in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg.[citation needed]

Housemates[edit]

Bertha[edit]

Bertha Zakeyo[1] (born June 2, 1979) is a lawyer from Harare, Zimbabwe.[2] She was the sixth housemate to be evicted from the show, after receiving 12 of 13 votes on day 63.

Code[edit]

Code Sangala[3] (born June 2, 1976) is a radio DJ and musician from Blantyre, Malawi.[4] He became the eighth housemate to be evicted with 10 of the 13 votes on Day 77.

In 2010 Code competed in Big Brother Africa 5: All Stars and lasted 77 days. He has spent a combined 154 days in the Big Brother house.

Jeff[edit]

Jeff Anthony Omondi Kariaga[5] (born November 21, 1983) is an entrepreneur from Kisumu, Kenya.[6] He became the second person to be evicted after receiving 7 of 13 votes on Day 28.

Justice[edit]

Justice Motlhabani (born January 17, 1984) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Print Journalism from the University of Botswana. He hails from Midikwana Ward in Serowe, Botswana.[7] Justice was the first person to be evicted from the Big Brother Africa house after receiving 7 of 13 votes. He is a proponent of argumentation, rhetoric and debate[8] In 2011 he convened the prestigious Word Debating Championships in Botswana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Universities_Debating_Championship

Kwaku[edit]

Kwaku Asamoah Tutu[9] (born 1 June 1977) is from Kumawu, Ghana.[10] He was the seventh evictee from the house with 11 out of the 13 votes on Day 70. He was in a relationship with Meryle then with Bertha.

Lerato[edit]

Lerato Sengadi[11] (born October 31, 1982) is an events coordinator from Soweto, South Africa.[12] She was the fifth evictee of the series, after receiving 8 of 13 votes on day 56.

In 2010 Lerato competed in Big Brother Africa 5: All-Stars and lasted to the final for 91 days. She has spent a combined 147 days in the Big Brother house.

Maureen[edit]

Maureen Namatovu[13] (born September 5, 1979) is a fashion designer from Entebbe, Uganda.[14]

Maxwell[edit]

Maxwell Chongu[15] (born June 27, 1981) is a call centre operator from Lusaka, Zambia.[16] Maxwell became the fourth housemate to be evicted with 12 of the 13 votes on Day 42.

Meryl[edit]

Meryl Shikwambane[17] (born March 8, 1986) is a receptionist from Namibia.[18] She was the third evictee of the series, after receiving 8 of 13 votes on day 35.

In 2010 Meryl competed in Big Brother Africa 5: All-Stars and lasted 77 days. She has spent a combined 112 days in the Big Brother house.

Ofunneka[edit]

Ofunneka Malokwu[19] (born August 9, 1977) is a personal assistant from Jos, Nigeria.[20] She celebrated her 30th birthday whilst in the Big Brother house.[21] She was the runner-up in the series.

Richard[edit]

Richard Dyle Bezuidenhout[19] (born August 10, 1982) is a student from Ilala, Tanzania.[22] He was the winner of Big Brother Africa 2.

Tatiana[edit]

Tatiana Durão (born March 31, 1981) is an actress and model from Luanda, Angola.[23] She was the 10th person to be evicted from the big brother house. She made the final on day 98.

In 2010 Tatiana competed in Big Brother Africa 5: All-Stars and lasted 84 days. She has spent a combined 182 days in the Big Brother house.

Nominations[edit]

Each week housemates nominate two other housemates for eviction in the Diary Room and must give justified and clear reasons.[24] The Head of House may be nominated for eviction as well. After the nominees are revealed to the House, the current Head of House can save a nominee for eviction including themselves if they are nominated and replace the saved nominee with another nominee. While this is revealed to the viewers, the House does not know of the decision until eviction night Sunday.[25]

Head of House[edit]

The Head of House (or HOH) is a position in the house that gives one housemate each week special privileges over the other Housemates. It is a power similar to both the Head of Household and the Power of Veto used in the American version of Big Brother. During nominations the Head of House can be nominated for eviction by their fellow housemates. Then the Head of House can chose to save a nominee or save themselves from eviction and nominate a new housemate for eviction. While the decision is released to the public, the House will not know of the decision until Sunday, eviction night.[25]

Nominations Table[edit]

A record of the nominations cast, stored in a nominations table, shows how each Housemate nominated other Housemates throughout his or her time in the house. The Head of House can chose to save a nominated Housemate each week and nominate another Housemate to face the public vote. Twists to the normal nominations process are noted, such as immunity from nomination and eviction (referred to as "exempt").

‹See Tfm›     - The Housemate marked in green was the Head of House for that week and was granted the Save and Replace power.

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 14
Final
Nominations received
Richard Lerato,
Ofunneka
No
Nominations
Justice,
Jeff
Kwaku,
Meryl
Meryl,
Kwaku
Maxwell,
Lerato
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Kwaku
Code,
Kwaku
Maureen,
Code
Maureen,
Ofunneka
Winner
(Day 98)
18
Ofunneka Lerato,
Meryl
No
Nominations
Meryl,
Lerato
Meryl,
Lerato
Lerato,
Meryl
Lerato,
Kwaku
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Kwaku
Code,
Kwaku
Code,
Richard
Richard,
Tatiana
Runner-up
(Day 98)
15
Tatiana Lerato,
Maxwell
No
Nominations
Bertha,
Lerato
Maxwell,
Lerato
Ofunneka,
Lerato
Lerato,
Maxwell
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Kwaku
Kwaku,
Ofunneka
Maureen,
Code
Maureen,
Ofunneka
Third place
(Day 98)
8
Maureen Lerato,
Kwaku
No
Nominations
Bertha,
Meryl
Bertha,
Meryl
Meryl,
Bertha
Maxwell,
Bertha
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Kwaku
Kwaku,
Richard
Tatiana,
Richard
Ofunneka,
Tatiana
Evicted
(Day 84)
22
Code Justice,
Maureen
No
Nominations
Justice,
Maureen
Jeff,
Meryl
Meryl,
Tatiana
Richard,
Tatiana
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Kwaku
Kwaku,
Tatiana
Ofunneka,
Richard
Evicted
(Day 77)
12
Kwaku Richard,
Justice
No
Nominations
Justice,
Ofunneka
Jeff,
Ofunneka
Ofunneka,
Maureen
Maureen,
Richard
Code,
Richard
Maureen,
Richard
Code,
Maureen
Maureen,
Richard
Evicted
(Day 70)
15
Bertha Meryl,
Justice
No
Nominations
Justice,
Jeff
Jeff,
Maureen
Meryl,
Maureen
Maureen,
Richard
Code,
Maureen
Code,
Maureen
Code,
Maureen
Evicted
(Day 63)
25
Lerato Maureen,
Ofunneka
No
Nominations
Jeff,
Ofunneka
Jeff,
Ofunneka
Richard,
Tatiana
Richard,
Tatiana
Code,
Maureen
Code,
Maureen
Evicted
(Day 56)
24
Maxwell Meryl
Jeff
No
Nominations
Richard,
Meryl
Richard,
Meryl
Richard,
Kwaku
Richard,
Bertha
Evicted
(Day 42)
6
Meryl Ofunneka,
Justice
No
Nominations
Jeff,
Bertha
Jeff,
Maureen
Maureen,
Ofunneka
Evicted
(Day 35)
19
Jeff Justice,
Maxwell
No
Nominations
Justice,
Bertha
Meryl,
Lerato
Evicted
(Day 28)
10
Justice Meryl,
Bertha
No
Nominations
Meryl,
Bertha
Evicted
(Day 21)
10
Nomination notes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Against
public vote
(pre-HoH)
Justice,
Lerato,
Meryl
No
Nominations
Bertha,
Justice
Jeff,
Meryl
Maureen,
Meryl,
Ofunneka
Lerato,
Maxwell,
Richard
Kwaku,
Ofunneka,
Tatiana
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Kwaku
Code,
Kwaku,
Richard
Code,
Richard
Maureen,
Ofunneka,
Tatiana
none
Against
public vote
none Jeff,
Justice
Jeff,
Maureen
Maureen,
Meryl,
Richard
Maxwell,
Richard,
Tatiana
Kwaku,
Lerato,
Ofunneka
Bertha,
Lerato
Bertha,
Kwaku
Kwaku,
Richard,
Tatiana
Code,
Richard
Maureen,
Ofunneka,
Tatiana
Ofunneka,
Richard,
Tatiana
Evicted None None Justice
7 of 13
to evict
Jeff
7 of 13
to evict
Meryl
8 of 13
to evict
Maxwell
12 of 13
to evict
Kwaku & Ofunneka
chosen to
fake evict
Lerato
8 of 13
to evict
Bertha
12 of 13
to evict
Kwaku
11 of 13
to evict
Code
10 of 13
to evict
Maureen
10 of 13
to evict
Tatiana
1 of 13
to win
Ofunneka
5 of 13
to win
Richard
7 of 13
to win

Nomination notes[edit]

  • ^Note 1 : On Day 2, Housemates were asked to name 2 others that they would nominate if it were a regular Monday. These nominations did not count and no one was put up for the public vote. If there was a public vote, Justice, Lerato, and Meryl would have been nominated.
  • ^Note 2 : There were no nominations or eviction for Week 2.
  • ^Note 3 : As Head of House, Meryl chose to remove Bertha from the nominees and replace her with Jeff.[26]
  • ^Note 4 : As Head of House, Bertha chose to remove Meryl from the nominees and replace her with Maureen.[27]
  • ^Note 5 : As Head of House, Maxwell chose to remove Ofunneka from the nominees and replace her with Richard.[28]
  • ^Note 6 : As Head of House, Lerato chose to remove herself from the nominees and replace her with Tatiana.
  • ^Note 7 : In Week 7, Big Brother reversed the nomination process by putting up the Housemates with the least nominations. As Head of House, Tatiana chose to remove herself from the nominees and replace her with Lerato. There will be a fake eviction on Sunday, the two fake evicted Housemates will have full access to the happenings in the House. Due to the fake eviction there will be no public voting in Week 7.[29]
  • ^Note 8 : As Head of House, Maureen chose to keep the nominations the same.[30] Kwaku and Ofunneka were exempt from being nominated during Week 8.[31]
  • ^Note 9 : As Head of House, Richard chose to keep the nominations the same.
  • ^Note 10 : Code, the Head of House, chose to save himself and nominate Tatiana in his place.
  • ^Note 11 : As Head of House, Ofunneka chose to keep the nominations the same.
  • ^Note 12 : As Head of House, Tatiana chose to keep the nominations the same.
  • ^Note 13 : This week the public voted to win, rather than to evict.

Rules and regulations[edit]

Of contention is also the continued enforcing and later breaking of regulations, such as the imposition of a uniform that was later withdrawn, and subsequent bans against smoking and excessive alcohol consumption that were also later withdrawn with the provision of a shopping list service where the housemates could order whatever they wanted.

Product placement[edit]

The continued interruption of the live broadcast to advertise the show's sponsors has also been questioned.

Nomination procedure[edit]

The change of the nomination procedure to involve a veto by the head of house has also been questioned, especially since the veto could be abused for personal reasons.

Controversy/Criticism[edit]

Controversy came up after second runner-up Ofunneka was sexually assaulted by Richard when all the housemates were drunk. The producers of the show deny this, stating it was with Ofunneka's consent, but fellow housemate Maureen screamed for Big Brother's help after she tried to get Richard off Ofunneka. Richard was taken into the diary room while paramedics came in to help the girls. No further comment has been made about the issue, especially as Ofunneka had passed out and remembered nothing of what happened.[32] (In the Australian version of the show, the male housemates who sexually assaulted a female housemate were evicted.)[33]

Newly-wed Richard carried out an affair with Angolan model Tatiana during their stay in the house. This angered Richard's Canadian wife, who threatened him with divorce.[34] Another housemate, Malawian radio DJ Code, managed to seduce all his female housemates. Unknown to him, his Dutch girlfriend was pregnant with his child, and surprised him by showing up at his eviction. Richard and Code were eventually forgiven by their respective partners.[35]

Producers were unable to deal with other issues which included bullying by South African Lerato Sengadi. Indecent sexual acts by Namibian housemate Meryl and Ghanian Kweku were another talking point, although Meryl denies the couple had sex.[36] The show has been the subject of much criticism, especially from the fact that most of the items in the house are not "African" and therefore it is not really Big Brother Africa, but essentially just a Big Brother-style show with African contestants.[37]

At the end of its run, Big Brother Africa 2 was criticized for not showing any positive values to young people all over the continent.

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