The second season of the Blaze BYOB TV Show came to a dramatic end on Sunday evening, with Brian Rono walking away with the grand prize following 10 weeks of intense competition.
The 25-year old potato farmer from Lembus, Baringo County is the newest millionaire in town. Brian beat 11 other contestants to emerge the last boss standing. Throughout the competition, he stood out for his leadership and no-nonsense attitude, giving viewers a glimpse into the tenacity that saw him overcome a challenging childhood and financial constraints to graduate from university and set up his own business.
Rono took home Ksh 5 Million grand prize package which was 3 million in cash and 2 million in business support from Safaricom.
Elated about his fete, Rono commented “I am beyond overwhelmed right now. I came in with nothing but a desire to show my grit and win this money because I know what I’m capable of achieving. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to interact with strong, ambitious, young people; to learn from them and grow with them. Being chosen out of a group of 12 strong contestants is a very humbling experience,”
Safaricom launched its youth network BLAZE in 2016 with the aim of providing relevant products and services to Kenyans under the age of 26 years.