BBA fans trapped at official after-party


A Big Brother Amplified official after party which was hosted at the Zar Club in Sandton, South Africa, on Sunday evening did not go down well with most revellers as the venue was turned into a dungeon.

Busta Rhymes, an American songwriter, rapper and producer who was recently in South Africa for the Big Brother Amplified official launch, kept fans trapped in the club after failing to arrive for his performance.

One would have expected people to leave with good memories of the night but things took a sudden twist when security personnel went and stood at the entrance blocking people from leaving the venue.

Asked why they were doing so, one responded by saying: “You cannot leave the club because Busta Rhymes is on his way up and we do not want disturbances so we are clearing the way for him.”

At first the revellers appreciated that they could not share the club elevators with a celebrity and waited patiently for him to arrive.

People spent close to two hours trying and failing to leave the venue as the bouncers kept insisting that no one was supposed to exit.

This move did not go down well with many as they felt they were being treated like suspects who could not go in and out of the club freely.

Eventually, people were set free after crowding the exit doors and complaining.

One disappointed journalist from Tanzania, Sidi Mgumia, said she did not like the treatment she got from Zar.

“Honestly, what’s the meaning of this? We came here to celebrate the Big Brother launch and we are now trapped in this club. I am flying out tomorrow morning and I need to sleep early and these people are blocking me,” she said.

Present at the after-party were Big Brother producers, host IK, actors from Tinsel and Multichoice officials including Biola Alabi.

Despite the hiccups at the door, people partied for the greater part of the night with host IK dancing, flirting with ladies and entertaining the crowd.