Survivor Africa: Panama

Survivor Africa: Panama is the first pan-regional season of the television show Survivor to air in central or southern Africa and it included contestants from the countries of Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The show was broadcast on the channel M-Net from September 3, 2006 to November 19, 2006 over twelve episodes. The host for the season was Anthony Oseyemi The grand prize was $100,000 US Dollars and was won by Tsholofelo ‘Tebby’ Gasennelwe.[1][2][3][4]

Survivor Africa: Panama
Presented byAnthony Oseyemi
No. of days29
No. of castaways12
WinnerTsholofelo ‘Tebby’ Gasennelwe
Runner-upJeremiah Zulu
LocationPearl Islands, Panama
Release
Original networkM-Net
Original releaseSeptember 3 (2006-09-03) –
November 19, 2006 (2006-11-19)

ContestantsEdit

Contestant Original
tribes
Merged
tribe
Finish
Chipo Nzonzo
35, Harare, Zimbabwe
Kuna 1st Voted out
Day 3
Ariomawha "Ario" Okenabirhie
32, Warri, Nigeria
Embera 2nd Voted out
Day 6
Lloyd Kalipinde
25, Lusaka, Zambia
Kuna 3rd Voted out
Day 9
Frieda Karipi
29, Windhoek, Namibia
Kuna 4th Voted out
Day 12
Yagazie "Yaga" Chuwumerje
23, Lagos, Nigeria
Kuna Nagual 5th Voted out
1st Jury Member
Day 14
Nana Sarpong
30, Accra, Ghana
Kuna 6th Voted out
2nd Jury Member
Day 16
Leonard Mapuranga
24, Harare, Zimbabwe
Embera 7th Voted out
3rd Jury Member
Day 18
Derrick Assetto
29, Nairobi, Kenya
Embera 8th Voted out
4th Jury Member
Day 20
Metasebia "Meti" Yilma
27, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia
Kuna Lost Challenge
5th Jury Member
Day 21
Olanike "Nike" Gbolahan
24, Lagos, Nigeria
Embera Lost Challenge
6th Jury Member
Day 21
Jeremiah Zulu
26, Lusaka, Zambia
Embera Runner-Up
Day 21
Tsholofelo "Tebby" Gasenelwe
24, Gaborone, Botswana
Embera Sole Survivor
Day 21

Season summaryEdit

The contestants for this season were initially split into two tribes: Embera, named after Panama's semi-nomadic and heavily body-painted tribe, whose buffs were blue, and Kuna, named after a traditionally matriarchal and politically organised people of Panama, whose buffs were red. During the pre-merge portion of the game, Embera won a majority of the reward and immunity challenges, while Kuna saw their numbers dwindle from six to three. When the tribes merged into the Nagual tribe (wearing yellow buffs), their original tribal alliances remained, and the former members of Embera quickly voted out Yaga and Nana, leaving Meti as the only former Kuna member left in the game. Following the elimination of Nana, Tebby approached Meti and Nike about forming an all-girl alliance. This new alliance, along with Jeremiah, voted out Leonard and the leader of the former Embera alliance, Derrick. When it came time for the final four, the contestants competed in two challenges in order to determine the final two. The first of these challenges was the "plank" challenge. As Meti was the first person to fall off the plank, she was eliminated from the game. As Tebby was the last person to fall off the plank, she automatically advanced to the final two. The other two contestants competed in a second challenge which Jeremiah won, advancing him to the final two while Nike was eliminated. Ultimately, it was Tebby from Botswana who won this season over Jeremiah with a jury vote of 5-1.

Challenge winners and eliminations by episode
Episode Challenge winner(s) Eliminated Finish
No. Original air date Reward Immunity
1 September 3, 2006 Embera None
2 September 10, 2006 Embera Embera Chipo 1st Voted Out
Day 3
3 September 17, 2006 Kuna Kuna Ario 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
4 September 24, 2006 Embera Embera Lloyd 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
5 October 1, 2006 Kuna Embera Frieda 4th Voted Out
Day 12
6 October 8, 2006 Yaga None
7 October 15, 2006 Yaga, [Leonard] Jeremiah Yaga 5th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 14
8 October 22, 2006 Tebby, [Nike] Tebby Nana 6th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 16
9 October 29, 2006 Derrick, [Leonard] Derrick Leonard 7th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
Day 18
10 November 5, 2006 Tebby, [Meti] Jeremiah Derrick 8th Voted Out
4th Jury Member
Day 20
11 November 12, 2006 None Tebby Meti Lost Challenge
5th Jury Member
Day 21
Jeremiah Nike Lost Challenge
6th Jury Member
Day 21
12 November 19, 2006 Jury Vote Jeremiah Runner-Up
Tebby Sole Survivor

Voting historyEdit

Notes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Odubeng, Maureen (August 24, 2006). "Africa: M-Net Announces Survivor Africa Contestants". All Africa. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  2. ^ "Tebby Survives Panama Island". The Voice Francis Town. November 21, 2006. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  3. ^ "SURVIVOR AFRICA". BellaNaija. August 26, 2006. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  4. ^ "A beautiful life tragically cut short". Guardian Sun. September 13, 2016. Retrieved May 28, 2022.

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