The winner of Big Brother All Stars, Uti Nwachukwu says it is too early to talk about marrying fellow housemate, Sheila even though the two shared a special bond in the house and have been very good friends for more than two years. The excited winner of the $200,000 grand prize (plus an extra $2,000 for appearance), commented in a telephone conversation that: “Let’s wait and see what happens, we have to talk. Marriage is such a huge word” .
Uti described Sheila as one of the best friends he’s ever had in his life. He admitted that he likes Sheila as a person and would love to have a relation with her after having that ‘special talk’ with Sheila. According to Uti, he was particularly happy to see Sheila and the other girls return into the Big Brother house from the barn because he was getting bored out of his mind being around 3 other guys. “I got tired. I was like ‘eish’ I have to go two more weeks like this. But when the girls came in, I was so happy”.
Although Uti didn’t show much excitement when he was declared as the winner of the $200,000 prize money, he describes the feeling as great and amazing. He explains: “In my mind, I kept talking to God. I had declared in my heart that I had won and didn’t need to show any joy. For me, I was exploding inside but I had to keep it all together. God had already told me that ‘Uti, this one is for you; my reward to you for all these years that things have been disappointing’.”
According to Uti, he didn’t lose the plot this time around, and that could have contributed to the viewers voting for him to win. “I wasn’t concentrating on acting or planning my every move; I was spontaneous. I was very real, I was stripped bare and all my emotions were there for people to see. I didn’t have time to fake anything. I was extremely real; realer than how real I was in 2008”.
He pinpointed the winning moment, opening day, fun tasks and the return of the barn mates as some of his highlights in the Big Brother All Stars competition. He however recounted the moment he heard the news of his father’s death as the lowest point in the Big Brother House, but says he has braced himself to face the death of his father when he gets home. “We are a very strong family and once one person is strong, the others follow suit. We will be there for each other as we pay our last respects”.
The Nigerian rep said his head is still bursting and doesn’t know yet what he would do with his winnings but was sure he would return to his modeling, acting, TV presenting and music career when he gets back to Nigeria. He added that he has already recorded 5 songs for his upcoming album and that his producer is aiming for an 11-12 track album. He describes the album as a personal album that reflects the fun part of him as well as the serious parts of him.
According to Uti, his music has a lot of funk, afro-pop, ballads, rock and House influences. He also commented that if he had to make a song about his experience in the Big Brother House, he would title it ‘Epiphany’.