LAGOS Ã¢â‚¬â€œ ANOTHER Nigerian Karen Igho, yesterday, won the Big Brother Africa,BBA, reality show, otherwise known as Big Brother Amplified, making her the third Nigerian to do so successively.
Karen alongside her Zimbabwean Housemate Windall emerged winners at the Big Brother Amplified finale. They would get $200,000 each.
To ardent Nigerian watchers of the show, Karen was the opposite of the Nigerian character. Her guts, swaggs, actions and inactions, earned her much critiques here in Nigeria.
But amid this hatred from countrymen, Karen emerged victorious.
Though most Nigerians hated her guts and called her all sorts of names, they said she represented the country in the BBA reality show for all the wrong reasons just because she allegedly chose to be herself which, interestingly, is the essence of Big Brother worldwide.
While her country men and women proved her biggest critics, viewers from other lands adored her; they cheered and applauded all her actions and mannerism in the house.
Having grabbed the $200,000 grand prize, she has become the third Nigerian, in a row, to have become millionaires courtesy of Mnet and its Big Brother TV reality show.
The first Nigerian to win the $200,000 which is usually at stake was Kevin Pam; he won the 2009 edition. His pioneering feat was repeated by Uti Nwachukwu who smiled home to Nigeria in 2010 from South Africa with $200,000 when he was declared the winner of Big Brother All Stars.
For Karen, who made headlines news back here on account of her heavily-enhanced breasts and outspoken nature, life would never be the same again.
Her holier-than-thou critics failed to realise that in a reality show like BBA that has life-changing monetary prize at stake, every contestant and, in this case, housemates, come into the show armed with strategy on how to outwit each other to win the money involved.