Malawi’s representative at the just ended Big Brother Africa (BBA) Stargame reality TV show, Wati Kulemeka, returned home Thursday afternoon after missing out on the US$300,000 (K75 million).
Popularly known as Wati P in the house and by his fans, the 22-year-old finished last among the remaining six housemates after 91 days of super action and plenty of drama in the BBA 2012 won by South Africa’s Keagan Petersen.
Wati was given a very befitting warm reception at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe as he was welcomed by his family and friends, the media and traditional dancers, before he was driven through the capital city centre to old town via an Asaba Car Rentals limousine which took him to Crossroads Hotel.
MultiChoice Malawi Regional Manager for Central and Northern Regions, Titania Katenga-Kaunda said Wati P as a ‘Star’ who held the Malawian flag in the BBA Stargame house deserved to be celebrated.
“He was true to himself, very intelligent and vibrant too, he was very confident and he did incredibly well and should be celebrated,” said Katenga-Kaunda.
Meanwhile, the country’s DStv service provider has organised what they have dubbed ‘Star’s Welcome Party, Wati P homecoming gig’ at Zanzi in Lilongwe and Club Mustang Sally in Blantyre on Friday and Saturday nights, respectively.
“Wati’s Star Party will start at 21:00hrs at both venues where Armstrong will perform alongside other supporting artists and DJ Scarper. It’s going to be a night worth remembering,” she disclosed while indicating “As MultiChoice Malawi we promise great future with lots of activities for him.”
In this year’s edition of BBA, 14 partners with an existing form of relationship graced the show in one of two houses called Downville.
The 28 participants were from Uganda (Kyle and Janette), Kenya (Alex and Malonza), Tanzania (Hilda and Julio), South Africa (Keagan and Lee), Zambia (Tamara and Talia), Malawi (Nafe and Wati), Namibia (Junia and Jesica), Liberia (Yadel and Luke), Ghana (Mildred and Keitta), Nigeria (Ola and Chris), Angola (Seydou and Esperanca), Botswana (Edith and Eve), Zimbabwe (Maneta and Teclar) and Sierra Leone (Dalphin and Zainab).
Then, another seven celebrity participants from Kenya (Prezzo), Ghana (DKB), South Africa (Barbz), Nigeria (Goldie), Zambia (Mampi), Zimbabwe (Roki) and Namibia (Lady May) were tucked away in another house called Upville.
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