10 Things You Didn’t Know about Idris, The Big Brother Africa Winner


Idris Sultan is the winner of the ninth season of Big Brother Africa, themed Big Brother Hotshots making him the second Tanzanian to claim the BBA $300,000 cash prize after Richard Bezuidenhout who won it in 2007. Sultan walks away with the $300 000 grand prize after spending a total of 63 days in the Big Brother house. The smart 21-year-old became well-known on the reality show after having intimate relations with a number of women in the house. Some of his fans even dubbed him “the house’s bad boy” or “Mr Lover Man”. Tayo, the Nigerian contestant had turned out to be the favourite to the jackpot but Idris’ advantage came because most countries that have allies to Tanzania which include countries like Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Zambia had bowed out of the house.


Who Exactly is Idris Sultan?

1. Idris Sultan is Tanzania’s representative in Big Brother Africa Hotshots emerged the winner of the ninth edition of the reality TV show after 63 days in the house.

2. He was inspired to enter Big Brother Hotshots because he wants to inspire people and make a name for himself in the process,’ he says. He feels ‘thrilled, excited and accomplished, totally special’ that the continent will be watching him on the show.’

What else do we Know about Idris

3. At Age: 21, Idris describes himself as ‘smart, charming, funny, flirty and creative, he is a photographer from Arusha in Tanzania.

4. We found out that his Favourite book(s) include “anything written” by Dan Brown’

5. Idris enjoys watching The Colbert Report, Drunk History, The Daily Show and The Ellen Degeneres Show on TV.

6. He was the young handsome boy who had a romantic fling with Uganda’s Ellah and Botswana’s Goitse during the show, Tayo on the other hand was the emotional boy who at some point fell out with almost every male housemate in the house.


7. His Favourite musical tastes are quite varied, and include music artists such as Chris Brown, Sam Smith, Lana Del Ray, Michael Jackson, Usher, Ed Sheeran, and Nina Simone.

8. Idris confirmed that he doesn’t have one specific role model, however, he has chosen to take the best from every successful person he meets. He also revealed that his Mom has mostly influenced his life.

9. From what we could gather from his Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages,  Idris loves photography and He’s most proud of the respect he’s earned by showcasing his skill and creativity in photography.

10. According to Israel, since Africa gave him the money he won, he would return the money back to Africa, but ‘not in cash’, as he was quick to add, noting that he would use it for developmental projects.