Big Brother Africa

BBA’s Melvin: ‘I have won something more important than money’

Big Brother Africa star and ONE Campaign’s BBA Video Competition winner, Melvin Oduah travelled to South Africa on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty to officially present his winning video to the AU. In this guest post he reflects on the motive behind his message. Hey, what’s up people! I’m very proud to…

And the winner of our Big Brother Africa competition is … Melvin!

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty,  we are excited to announce that Melvin is the winner of our video message competition targeting the African Union. I was excited to meet Melvin again after we shared the same flight to his home country, Nigeria, after the end of this season’s Big Brother Africa.…

Big Brother Africa housemates highlight food and nutrition with a cook-off challenge

Housemates wound up their ONE Charity Week activities on Friday by focusing their attention on food and nutrition. In a 2-hour “Knorr Cook-Off Challenge”, housemates were challenged to cook as much food as they could for disadvantaged children. Watch the housemates take on the Cook-Off challenge. ‘Biggie’ praised the housemates for their sterling performance during the ONE…

Big Brother Africa housemates experience poverty for a day

Day 2 of ONE’s Charity Week in the Big Brother Africa house brought a focus on the state of energy poverty across the continent. 589 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to electricity, so we wanted to use Charity Week to highlight and discuss the magnitude of the problem. Watch housemate Cleo read…

Ice Prince kicks off ONE Week in the Big Brother Africa house

This Monday marked the beginning of the ONE Charity Week in the Big Brother Africa house. The exciting week was launched with the support of Nigerian music superstar Ice Prince. His presence the house left housemates and viewers from around the continent both ecstatic and inspired to join the fight against extreme poverty. Check out…

A tribute to Goldie Harvey

Beautiful. Sophisticated. Elegant. Intelligent. Creative. Bold. But above all, humble. I remember meeting Goldie for the first time right after the 2012 Big Brother Africa show had concluded. I had gone to drop both Prezzo and Goldie to meet Prezzo’s Mum’s at her flat in Sandton, Johannesburg, to say hello. When Goldie met Prezzo’s mum,…

A little swagger, a lot of heart: ONE Ambassador Prezzo

Meet Prezzo, a rapper from Kenya with a big heart, great style and a positive attitude. He just won second place on the latest season of Big Brother Africa, earning him a gig as a ONE Ambassador, tickets to a Jay Z concert in New York City, and a trip to ONE’s Washington DC office.…

Big Brother Africa, Week ONE

Last week ONE partnered up with the Pan-African reality TV phenomenon Big Brother Africa for an exciting week. As with previous Big Brother Africa seasons, the producers of the show sought out an issue, coupled with an organisation to dedicate a “task week” to, and this year it was ONE’s Thrive campaign. Tuesday To make…