Big Brother Africa The Chase winner, Dillish Mathews, grew up not knowing who her father was.
And according to the story her mum, Selma Pashukeni told her, Selma was impregnated by a man who was on a peacekeeping mission in their country Namibia but somehow they lost contact.
All efforts to locate the man had failed as Dillish’s mother said her former lover stopped replying her letters and she didn’t even know which country to go to look for him.
So after Dillish won the BBA $300,000 prize money, she granted an interview saying she was looking for her father.
That was when a Kenyan man named Abdi Guyo came out to say he is her father.
The news received mixed reactions with many saying that he was after her new found fortune, even Dillish herself tweeted:
“Why is this weird dude claiming to be my dad! My dad is Somali! Where did he fall from haaaaaaai -_-”.
She also went ahead to retweet those who thought that Abdi was lying.
But in a Google hangout organized by the Kenyan Embassy in Namibia and the Standard Group, Dillish’s mum Selma and Abdi were able to talk to each other for the first time in close to 23 years.
The emotions ran deep and Selma was visibly overcome by the reunion.
It was clear that she recognized him as the two gushed about their time together while in Namibia.
Abdi explained that while he tried his best to keep in touch, his hectic army schedule and the extremely slow communication modes caused them to drift apart.
And by the end of the hangout, Abdi was invited to Namibia to celebrate Dillish’s 23rd birthday which is on the 16th of September.
There’s no official statement from Dillish just yet but from her recent tweets, it seems she has warmed up to Abdi and that this is the fairy tale ending that she had hoped for.