By Kampala Sun writer.
Based on logistics, 23 year old Efe Ejeba’s win was expected. He had been touted as the winner throughout the duration (11 weeks) of the show and many Nigerians made sure he won by the way they canvassed for votes on his behalf.
When show emcee Ebuka announced Efe as the Big Brother Naija winner, Africa erupted in celebration. From Warri to Jos, to Lagos, to Kano, Nigerians reacted with joy and Ugandans too took to social media to share their glee.
After 77 days of fights, romance, tears, lies, controversy, and shocking actions, Efe won 25m Naira (UGX 295m) and a brand New SUV Kia Sorrento for ‘keeping it real’
“Yes, it is Efe. We belong to the Effenation,” senior PR person, Sheila Kangwagye shared on her timeline. Other socialites never wanted to drown in the news. Gareth Onyango wrote: “Nigeria is slowly colonising Africa, Uganda especially”. However, many never shared his sentiments.
It should be noticed that whereas other housemates all had campaigns for them but none came close to Efe’s. People organized rallies for him, held prayer sessions on his behalf and almost all celebrities lined up behind him.
Some say it was his down to earth nature while others said it was the fact that people could relate to him that made him win.
They could see themselves in him; they had felt his pains and his struggles so it was either Efe or nobody. that’s why he won with such a huge margin. (He had 57.61% of the votes)
Bisola (18.1%) would have won but for her romantic escapades with ThinTallTony (TTT) and many also felt that she already had a career before coming into the house so she could parlay her BBNaija fame into even more fame and fortune.
Efe was among the top three along with Bisola and Tboss. Bisola won the One campaign ambassador prize while Tboss won the Payporte Friday games overall challenge with a 500,000Naira (sh5.8m) cash prize.