Indications are strong that of Winner Big Brother Africa All Stars reality show, Uti Nwachukwu, may be using a good size of the $200,000 prize money to promote his music album and probably push his music career a bit further.
Before Uti got into the BBA house three months ago, he had launched his debut single. Reports have it that intense promotional efforts would kick-start soon to give more publicity to the song while he still basks in the euphoria of the sweet victory.
However, his victory has a bitter side to it. While he was in the BBA house, his father had passed away. Expenses from strong funeral plans may also be waiting in tow to take a slice off the prize money.
The BBA this year had been a tight competition with four other house-mates. Uti beat his closest rival who was widely expected to win, Munya Chidzonga, from Zimbabwe, by eight votes to seven.
According to host IK, this was the closest ever finale with the winner securing the votes from 8 countries and the runner up from 7.
As soon as he was announced winner, Uti jumped into the sofa and started singing the Nigerian national anthem.