After emerging second in this year’s Big Brother Africa reality show, Kenya’s contestant, Prezzo, now has a new role.
He has been made the African ambassador for ONE International.
In this capacity, Prezzo will join other international ambassadors like rock star Bono and award-winning actor George Clooney in the campaign to fight extreme poverty and disease, particularly in Africa.
Prezzo will also attend hip-hop star Jay-Z’s concert later this month, courtesy of ONE International.
In the finals, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday night, Prezzo became first runner-up after staying in the game for the full 91 days.
The Sh25 million cash prize was won by South Africa’s Keagan, who beat the rest of the five fellow finalists, Lady May from Namibia, Wati from Malawi, Kyle from Uganda, Talia from Zambia and Prezzo.
At the contest, host IK first evicted Wati, much to the surprise of most of the fans.
The next house-mate to be evicted was Uganda’s Kyle, who was then followed by Zambia’s Talia. But the game took a different turn when Lady May was evicted next, leaving Kenya’s Prezzo and SA’s strongman Keagan.
“I heard that I was the most boring house-mate, but I thank Africa for keeping me in the house to the finals,” said Lady May when she got on stage.
Prezzo was happy that despite not having a chance of becoming head of house to save himself the many times he was nominated, at least Africa loved him and kept him in the house.
“But I thank God the most for keeping me strong and safe in the house to the last day,” he said.
Prezzo is the first Kenyan representative to get to the finals in the Big Brother Africa reality show. His mother, uncle and aunt were present at the finals.
“I can’t wait to get back to Kenya and thank everybody who voted for me and kept me in the house all through. It was an amazing experience,” said Prezzo.
Keagan on the other hand, said: “I didn’t want Prezzo in the finals because he is already known, but when I saw how he was being saved by Africa week after week, I had to accept the fact that he is loved by the people. There is nothing much I could do about that,” he said.