Big Brother Africa Wiki
Advertisement
Big Brother Africa Wiki
'Big Brother Africa 1'
BBA1 Eye.jpg
Number of Countries: 12
Participating Countries: Angola
Botswana
Ghana
Kenya
Malawi
Namibia
Nigeria
South Africa
Tanzania
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Number of Housemates: 12
Housemates: Cherise
Mwisho
Tapuwa
Warona
Gaetano
Stefan
Bayo
Abby
Sammi
Alex
Zein
Bruna
Host: Mark Pilgrim
Number of Days: 106
Runtime: 25 May 2003 - 7 September 2003
Season Chronology
Previous
N/A
Next
Big Brother Africa 2

Big Brother Africa 1 is the first season of the Big Brother Africa series. It ran for 106 days between the 25th of May and 7th of September of the year 2003. Mark Pilgrim was the host of the show.

Format

Housemate Setup

There were twelve housemates this season and all lived in the same house. The housemates were competing for US$100 000. This season, twelve countries participated and each provided one contestant to be a housemate. The twelve participating countries were Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Nominations

Every two weeks, housemates were to nominate two other housemates up for eviction. The housemates who received the most nominations were then put up for eviction where Africa will decide who stays and who goes.

Voting

This season, viewers voted for the housemate they wanted to evict. If a housemate received the most votes from Africa, that housemate would be evicted out of the competition. During the finale week, viewers instead voted for the housemate they wanted to win and see walk away with the prize money. The votes were split into twelve country votes with the Rest of Africa split as the thirteenth vote to split up possible ties.

Housemates

On Day 1, twelve housemates from twelve different countries entered the house on launch night.

Image Name Age Occupation Gender Country
BBA1 - Abby Small.jpg Abby 25 Fraud Consultant Female South Africa Flag.png South Africa
BBA1 - Alex Small.jpg Alex 21 Student Male Kenya Flag.png Kenya
BBA1 - Bayo Small.jpg Bayo 28 Self Employed Male Nigeria Flag.png Nigeria
BBA1 - Bruna Small.jpg Bruna 25 Singer Female Angola Flag.png Angola
BBA1 - Cherise Small.jpg Cherise 23 Assistant Manager Female Zambia Flag.png Zambia
BBA1 - Gaetano Small.jpg Gaetano 30 Student Male Uganda Flag.png Uganda
BBA1 - Mwisho Small.jpg Mwisho 22 Self Employed Male Tanzania Flag.png Tanzania
BBA1 - Sammi Small.jpg Sammi 28 Radio Presenter Male Ghana Flag.png Ghana
BBA1 - Stefan Small.jpg Stefan 21 Polygraph Examiner and Forensic Psycho-Physiologist Male Namibia Flag.png Namibia
BBA1 - Tapuwa Small.jpg Tapuwa 26 Journalist and Public Relations Officer Female Zimbabwe Flag.png Zimbabwe
BBA1 - Warona Small.jpg Warona 26 Video Editor, Promo Producer and Actor Female Botswana Flag.png Botswana
BBA1 - Zein Small.jpg Zein 27 Marketing Manager Male Malawi Flag.png Malawi

Twists

A twist is an addition to the Big Brother game that makes the competition more interesting and gives different results and also contributes in changing a housemate's opinion on the game that they are playing. The following twist occurred this season:

U.K. Housemate Swap

On Day 33, Big Brother challenged the housemates to make the best cocktails they could. The housemate who makes the best cocktail then receives a special price. Gaetano was the one who won the challenge and was therefore awarded a trip to the Big Brother U.K. house for a week. He was scheduled to leave on Day 34 and return on Day 41. In exchange for Gaetano, Big Brother U.K. contestant, Cameron Stout spent a week in the Big Brother Africa house. He arrived on Day 35 and returned on Day 40.

Nomination History

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15
Zambia Flag.png
Cherise
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Alex,
Zein
No
Nominations
Stefan,
Warona
No
Nominations
Bayo,
Warona
No
Nominations
Mwisho,
Stefan
Mwisho,
Warona
Stefan,
Tapuwa
Winner
(Day 106)
Tanzania Flag.png
Mwisho
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Alex,
Stefan
No
Nominations
Alex,
Gaetano
No
Nominations
Abby,
Gaetano
No
Nominations
Abby,
Cherise
Cherise,
Gaetano
Tapuwa,
Warona
Runner-Up
(Day 106)
Zimbabwe Flag.png
Tapuwa
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Abby,
Zein
No
Nominations
Alex,
Sammi
No
Nominations
Sammi,
Warona
No
Nominations
Stefan,
Warona
Gaetano,
Warona
Stefan,
Warona
3rd Place
(Day 106)
Botswana Flag.png
Warona
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Bayo,
Tapuwa
No
Nominations
Bayo,
Tapuwa
No
Nominations
Mwisho,
Sammi
No
Nominations
Abby
Gaetano
Cherise,
Gaetano
Mwisho,
Tapuwa
4th Place
(Day 106)
Uganda Flag.png
Gaetano
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Exempted No
Nominations
Bayo,
Cherise
No
Nominations
Cherise,
Stefan
No
Nominations
Cherise,
Mwisho
Bayo,
Stefan
Mwisho,
Stefan
5th Place
(Day 106)
Namibia Flag.png
Stefan
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Bayo,
Tapuwa
No
Nominations
Bayo,
Tapuwa
No
Nominations
Bayo,
Tapuwa
No
Nominations
Abby,
Gaetano
Bayo,
Mwisho
Gaetano,
Mwisho
Evicted
(Day 98)
Nigeria Flag.png
Bayo
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Stefan,
Warona
No
Nominations
Stefan,
Warona
No
Nominations
Stefan,
Warona
No
Nominations
Gaetano,
Mwisho
Gaetano,
Tapuwa
Evicted
(Day 91)
South Africa Flag.png
Abby
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Tapuwa,
Zein
No
Nominations
Alex,
Stefan
No
Nominations
Mwisho,
Sammi
No
Nominations
Bayo,
Cherise
Evicted
(Day 84)
Ghana Flag.png
Sammi
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Warona,
Zein
No
Nominations
Gaetano,
Warona
No
Nominations
Gaetano,
Mwisho
Evicted
(Day 70)
Kenya Flag.png
Alex
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Bayo,
Tapuwa
No
Nominations
Sammi,
Tapuwa
Evicted
(Day 56)
Malawi Flag.png
Zein
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated No
Nominations
Bayo,
Sammi
Evicted
(Day 42)
Angola Flag.png
Bruna
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
No
Nominations
Nominated Evicted
(Day 28)
Up for Eviction N/A N/A N/A All
Housemates
N/A Bayo,
Tapuwa,
Zein
N/A Alex,
Bayo,
Stefan,
Tapuwa,
Warona
N/A Mwisho,
Sammi,
Warona
N/A Abby,
Cherise,
Gaetano,
Mwisho
Bayo,
Cherise,
Gaetano,
Mwisho,
Warona
Mwisho,
Stefan,
Tapuwa
All
Housemates
Survived Eviction No
Eviction
No
Eviction
No
Eviction
Abby,
Bayo,
Cherise,
Gaetano,
Mwisho,
Sammi,
Stefan,
Warona,
Zein

0 of 13 each
to evict

Tapuwa
2 of 13
to evict


Alex
5 of 13
to evict

No
Eviction
Tapuwa
1 of 13
to evict

Bayo
2 of 13
to evict

No
Eviction
Stefan
0 of 13
to evict

Tapuwa,
Warona

1 of 13 each
to evict


Bayo
3 of 13
to evict

No
Eviction
Mwisho
1 of 13
to evict

Warona
4 of 13
to evict

No
Eviction
Cherise,
Mwisho

0 of 13 each
to evict

Gaetano
2 of 13
to evict

Cherise,
Mwisho,
Warona

0 of 13 each
to evict

Gaetano
4 of 13
to evict

Mwisho
0 of 13
to evict

Tapuwa
6 of 13
to evict

Cherise
6 of 13
to win
Evicted No
Eviction
No
Eviction
No
Eviction
Bruna
6 of 13
to evict
No
Eviction
Zein
10 of 13
to evict
No
Eviction
Alex
8 of 13
to evict
No
Eviction
Sammi
8 of 13
to evict
No
Eviction
Abby
11 of 13
to evict
Bayo
9 of 13
to evict
Stefan
7 of 13
to evict
Mwisho
2 of 13
to win
Tapuwa
2 of 13
to win
Warona
2 of 13
to win

Gaetano
1 of 13
to win

Total Nominations Received

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Total
Zambia Flag.png
Cherise
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 Winner 7
Tanzania Flag.png
Mwisho
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 3 Runner-Up 11
Zimbabwe Flag.png
Tapuwa
0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 1 3 3rd Place 12
Botswana Flag.png
Warona
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 1 2 2 4th Place 13
Uganda Flag.png
Gaetano
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 4 1 5th Place 12
Namibia Flag.png
Stefan
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 2 1 3 Evicted 13
Nigeria Flag.png
Bayo
0 0 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 2 0 1 2 Evicted 12
South Africa Flag.png
Abby
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 Evicted 5
Ghana Flag.png
Sammi
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 Evicted 6
Kenya Flag.png
Alex
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 Evicted 5
Malawi Flag.png
Zein
0 0 0 0 0 4 Evicted 4
Angola Flag.png
Bruna
0 0 0 0 Evicted 0
Legend
No nominations.
Automatically nominated.
Exempted from nominations.

Voting History

Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15
Angola Flag.png
Angola
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Bruna No Eviction Zein No Eviction Warona No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Bayo Stefan Tapuwa
Botswana Flag.png
Botswana
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Bruna No Eviction Bayo No Eviction Bayo No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Bayo Tapuwa Warona
Ghana Flag.png
Ghana
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Alex No Eviction Zein No Eviction Alex No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Gaetano Gaetano Tapuwa Cherise
Kenya Flag.png
Kenya
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Bruna No Eviction Zein No Eviction Tapuwa No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Bayo Tapuwa Cherise
Malawi Flag.png
Malawi
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Tapuwa No Eviction Tapuwa No Eviction Alex No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Bayo Tapuwa Mwisho
Namibia Flag.png
Namibia
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Bruna No Eviction Bayo No Eviction Bayo No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Bayo Tapuwa Cherise
Nigeria Flag.png
Nigeria
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Alex No Eviction Zein No Eviction Alex No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Gaetano Stefan Cherise
South Africa Flag.png
South Africa
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Bruna No Eviction Zein No Eviction Bayo No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Bayo Tapuwa Cherise
Tanzania Flag.png
Tanzania
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Alex No Eviction Zein No Eviction Alex No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Gaetano Gaetano Stefan Mwisho
Uganda Flag.png
Uganda
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Bruna No Eviction Zein No Eviction Alex No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Bayo Stefan Gaetano
Zambia Flag.png
Zambia
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Tapuwa No Eviction Zein No Eviction Alex No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Gaetano Stefan Cherise
Zimbabwe Flag.png
Zimbabwe
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Alex No Eviction Zein No Eviction Alex No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Bayo Stefan Tapuwa
Africa Flag.png
Rest of
Africa
No Eviction No Eviction No Eviction Alex No Eviction Zein No Eviction Alex No Eviction Unknown No Eviction Abby Bayo Stefan Warona
Legend
Survivor(s) of the vote.
No eviction or unknown result.

Nomination, Voting and Eviction Notes

Week 1

This week, nominations didn't take place, so therefore, eviction didn't take place.

Week 2

This week, nominations didn't take place, so therefore, eviction didn't take place.

Week 3

This week, nominations didn't take place, so therefore, eviction didn't take place.

Week 4

This week, nominations didn't take place, but Big Brother decided to nominate all housemates on Day 22.
Therefore, Abby, Alex, Bayo, Bruna, Cherise, Gaetano, Mwisho, Sammi, Stefan, Tapuwa, Warona and Zein were up for eviction for the week.

This week, viewers voted for the housemate they wanted to evict and these were the results:

  • Abby, Bayo, Cherise, Gaetano, Mwisho, Sammi, Stefan, Warona and Zein each received no votes to evict.
  • Tapuwa received 2 votes to evict: Malawi and Zambia.
  • Alex received 5 votes to evict: Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Rest of Africa.
  • Bruna received 6 votes to evict: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa and Uganda.

On Day 28, Bruna was evicted from the Big Brother Africa house.

Week 5

This week, nominations didn't take place, so therefore, eviction didn't take place.

Week 6

On Day 36, nominations occurred.
Since Gaetano was at the Big Brother U.K. house during that period, he was exempted from nominations.
The housemates that received the most nominations were Bayo, Tapuwa and Zein.
Therefore, Bayo, Tapuwa and Zein were up for eviction for the week.

This week, viewers voted for the housemate they wanted to evict and these were the results:

  • Tapuwa received 1 vote to evict: Malawi
  • Bayo received 2 votes to evict: Botswana and Namibia.
  • Zein received 10 votes to evict: Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Rest of Africa.

On Day 42, Zein was evicted from the Big Brother Africa house.

Week 7

This week, nominations didn't take place, so therefore, eviction didn't take place.

Week 8

On Day 50, nominations occurred.
The housemates that received the most nominations were Alex, Bayo, Stefan, Tapuwa and Warona.
Therefore, Alex, Bayo, Stefan, Tapuwa and Warona were up for eviction for the week.

This week, viewers voted for the housemate they wanted to evict and these were the results:

  • Stefan received no votes to evict.
  • Tapuwa received 1 vote to evict: Kenya.
  • Warona received 1 vote to evict: Angola.
  • Bayo received 3 votes to evict: Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
  • Alex received 8 votes to evict: Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Rest of Africa.

On Day 56, Alex was evicted from the Big Brother Africa house.

Week 9

This week, nominations didn't take place, so therefore, eviction didn't take place.

Week 10

On Day 64, nominations occurred.
The housemates that received the most nominations were Mwisho, Sammi and Warona.
Therefore, Mwisho, Sammi and Warona were up for eviction for the week.

This week, viewers voted for the housemate they wanted to evict and these were the results:

  • Mwisho received 1 vote to evict*.
  • Warona received 4 votes to evict*.
  • Sammi received 8 votes to evict*.

*The voting results are currently unknown.

On Day 70, Sammi was evicted from the Big Brother Africa house.

Week 11

This week, nominations didn't take place, so therefore, eviction didn't take place.

Week 12

On Day 78, nominations occurred.
The housemates that received the most nominations were Abby, Cherise, Gaetano and Mwisho.
Therefore, Abby, Cherise, Gaetano and Mwisho were up for eviction for the week.

This week, viewers voted for the housemate they wanted to evict and these were the results:

  • Cherise and Mwisho each received no votes to evict.
  • Gaetano received 2 votes to evict: Ghana and Tanzania.
  • Abby received 11 votes to evict: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Rest of Africa.

On Day 84, Abby was evicted from the Big Brother Africa house.

Week 13

On Day 85, nominations occurred.
The housemates that received the most nominations were Bayo, Cherise, Gaetano, Mwisho and Warona.
Therefore, Bayo, Cherise, Gaetano, Mwisho and Warona were up for eviction for the week.

This week, viewers voted for the housemate they wanted to evict and these were the results:

  • Cherise, Mwisho and Warona each received no votes to evict.
  • Gaetano received 4 votes to evict: Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia.
  • Bayo received 9 votes to evict: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Rest of Africa.

On Day 91, Bayo was evicted from the Big Brother Africa house.

Week 14

On Day 92, nominations occurred.
The housemates that received the most nominations were Mwisho, Stefan and Tapuwa.
Therefore, Mwisho, Stefan and Tapuwa were up for eviction for the week.

This week, viewers voted for the housemate they wanted to evict and these were the results:

  • Mwisho received no votes to evict.
  • Tapuwa received 6 votes to evict: Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia and South Africa.
  • Stefan received 7 votes to evict: Angola, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Rest of Africa.

On Day 98, Stefan was evicted from the Big Brother Africa house.

Week 15

Cherise, Gaetano, Mwisho, Tapuwa and Warona were the finalists of the season.
The final five were competing for the grand prize of US$100 000.

This week, viewers were voting for the housemate they wanted to win and these were the results:

  • Cherise won the show after receiving 6 votes to win: Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.
  • Mwisho became the runner-up after receiving 2 votes to win: Malawi and Tanzania.
  • Tapuwa finished in third place after receiving 2 votes to win: Angola and Zimbabwe.
  • Warona finished in fourth place after receiving 2 votes to win: Botswana and Rest of Africa.
  • Gaetano finished in fifth place after receiving 1 vote to win: Uganda.

On Day 106, it was announced that Cherise was the winner of the first season of Big Brother Africa.

Big Brother Africa Seasons
Season 1Season 2Season 3Season 4Season 5Season 6Season 7Season 8Season 9
Advertisement