KAREN, WENDALL WIN BIG BROTHER AFRICA AMPLIFIED

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Aspiring actress and model, Karen Igho from Nigeria and Zimbabwean pilot, Wendall Parson, have won the 2011 edition of Africa's most popular reality TV show, Big Brother Amplified. From the tasks to fights to romance to reunions and evictions.

The final show kicked off with Big Brother Amplified host, Ik Osakioduwa, who looked sharp in his grey suit and violet tie. He then introduced his co-host, Channel O-Access VJ, Dineo Moeketsi.

Nigerian 'superstar' Wizkid hit the stage in a potent leather jacket paired with skinny jeans. Wizkid connected with the audience as he hyped up the crowd with his song 'Holla at Your Boy'. Another young African star took the baton from Wizzy as Mo'Cheddah performed her song 'Ko Ma Roll,' dressed in a shiny print babydoll mini dress by Nigerian label, Kunbi.

IK proceeded to the BBA house where he chatted with the housemates for a few minutes. After that, we were treated to clips, which showed highlights from this season of Big Brother Africa - Big Brother Amplified. It was fun to go down memory lane! It was also funny that we had totally forgotten some housemates..oops!

M-Net Africa Managing Director, Biola Alabi, provided insight into the decision to choose two winners this season and the various reasons this season of BBA was truly AMPLIFIED. Coca-Cola Nigeria Marketing Director, Austin Ufomba, talked about the strategic relationhip between BBA and Coca-Cola brands - Coke & Sprite, including the music, football and dance focused Sprite Triple Slam competition.

The Amplified Dance Crew rocked the stage with a dynamic performance to various rhythmic African tracks. With the female dancers in white and the male dancers in black, they did well.

Tanzania's Cpwaa performed his hit, 'Action,' and got the ladies in the audience screaming. His backup dancers added flavour to the performance with their synchronised moves.

And after verification from the Ernst & Young representative, the real action began.

First BBA finale housemate evicted - Vina, from Nigeria;next was Hanni from Ethiopia.

Then a twist - the five remaining housemates were ordered out of the house. South Africa's Professor and Speedy performed before the top five housemates arrived on stage. IK interviewed the housemates and they talked about their favourite moments in the house and then showed highlights of their standout moments in the house.

Next to exit was Sharon O from Uganda; then Lomwe from Malawi.

The Amplified Dance Crew performed one more time and Fally Ipupa from the DRC totally enchanted the audience with his 'Sexy Dance'.

The performances were entertaining but we were waiting for one thing and that was for IK to announce the WINNERS!

Finally, IK asked Luclay to stand…he went on about Luclay's antics in the house. Then the moment of truth - SHOCKER - Luclay eliminiated.

So Karen & Wendall are the winners!
How Africa Voted
Vina received zero country votes and was evicted first. Hanni, Lomwe and Sharon O received one country vote each and were also evicted as was Luclay who received two country votes. Karen, with six country votes and Wendall with four country votes have won the Amplified season.

Karen: six country votes _ Nigeria, Angola, Rest of Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania

Wendall: Four country votes - Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Kenya

Luclay: two country votes - South Africa, Botswana
Lomwe: one country vote - Malawi
Sharon O: 1 country vote - Uganda
Hanni: 1 country vote - Ethiopia
Vina: 0 Country Vote.