Wati leaps into Stargame finals, $300,000 up close for Malawi!

Malawian flag carrier in Big Brother StarGame, 22-year-old Watipaso Kulemeka, popularly known as WATI P in the house and fans, has found himself into the finals of the coveted US$300,000 top prize of  Africa’s most popular reality television show.

He survived eviction last Sunday – ensuring his stay to the end after he also won Head of House (HoH) contest last week.

Wati, who is adored by all housemates for his great cooking, garden making, and down-to-earth leaderships skills, but sometimes despised for acting ‘hell’ under alcoholic intoxication, has the upper card to save himself as is guaranteed to save himself if he comes up for eviction on Monday.

He becomes the only remaining contestant assured of a place in the Big Brother finale on August 5, as he survived eviction on Sunday.

Wati for the grand prize: Malawian housemate in the house

Wati survived his first eviction threat some two weeks ago when cousin Nafe (Alinafe Kulemeka) failed to make it to Upville from the dying Downville alongside Zambia’s Tania.

His mates, Kenyan twin-brother to Malonza, Alex, and Ghana’s Keitta did not survive last eviction which marked the 77th day for the remaining eight housemates in Big Brother Stargame that kicked off last May. Keitta became the sixth housemate to be evicted from Upville since Downville wrapped up two weeks ago.

Although Keitta didn’t receive any nomination during Monday’s nomination, he was switched with Keagan for eviction by the Head of House, Kyle from Uganda, sealing his sure ticket to Homeville in

“Keagan I saved your a*se,” Kyle said after dilly dallying during the Live Eviction Show when pressed by presenter IK to say what he had done. Keagan was very vocal when IK asked Kyle to reveal to his
Housemates what he had done.

“Stand in the centre and look us in the eye,” he shouted. Kyle beat about the bush talking about how close he was to three of the nominated Housemates but could only save and replace one of them.

The Ugandan was shocked to learn the news and exclaimed: “Kyle you saved Keagan and put me?,” giving handshakes and man hugs as he said his last goodbye from Upville and ultimately Stargame, which closes doors on August 5 with one sure winner. Kenya’s hated boy Prezzo and Namibia’s Lady (May) both survived.

Before the crowd in Jozi, Alex told IK he was banking on WATI P to win the ultimate prize seconded, perhaps, by Lady May. He also said he was proud about what he did in the house and that there was nothing he wished he would have changed as he stuck to being who he was.

Malawian wins Big Boy scooter

Meanwhile, the first Malawian fan has won the Big Boy scooter, announced by IK on Sunday night that  Patrick Mwamale had won , an indication that better things, and probably the US$300,000, is earmarked for the Warm Heart of Africa.

Multichoice Malawi’s Tatiana Kaunda also announced there are DVD’s and other great prizes, including an all-expense paid trip for two to Jozi to witness the finals on August 5 next month.

“All one has to do to win is post WATI P so many times through the official Stargame website, or by SMS on both Tnm and Airtel networks by sending the name WATI P to 52626,” she told the gathering at the Crossroads Hotel, who came to watch the live eviction show on big screen.

Additionally the pro-WATI Facebook group, ‘Nafe and Wati in BBA Stargame – Vote Wisely’, announced its displeasure at Uganda’s poor showing by letting Malawi down.

“Please do not assist Uganda by voting for their housemates again as they tried to fool Malawi into letting Wati down. Let us vote for countries that can support our bid and that would not be greater
competition to the cause,” posted the groups administrator.

The game started with 30 participants including those from Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Seirra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria. Last Big Brother Africa show top prize was won by a Zimbabwean and a Nigerian after tying up.

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