Despite two days of altercations and rehearsals for the Thursday Task Presentation, the Pepper Dem Housemates have lost their Wager. The Play which featured a series of short performances that touched on social ills in the society saw the Housemates pulling all their weights to deliver an exceptional presentation. In the end, a rather unimpressed Biggie decided they didn’t put in enough effort deserving of a win.
Earlier as the Housemates trooped out to give the performance of their lives, the impression was one of a harmonious procession, but that wasn’t the case in the days leading up to the Play. The rehearsal that fast turned into a case of a Danfo bus having Nineteen drivers trying to grab the steering wheel while trying to get to their destination. The days leading to the eventual Task presentation was really chaotic leaving Seyi the Director frustrated at almost every turn. From deciding which social cause to spotlight to Tacha storming off in annoyance and refusing to participate and the several opinionated Housemates who wanted it their way or the highway, the rehearsal journey was anything but smooth.
Rumours of certain Housemates collecting Coin payment from Biggie to jeopardise the Play didn’t help either as Housemates suspected each other of sabotage. Frodd and Esther mentioned Tacha’s name during the Diary session when asked by Biggie who they suspected of trying to Jeopardise the Play. Jackye thought some of the Housemates, especially the ones up for Eviction were just being overly dramatic to keep the spotlight on themselves.
The Presentation was an elaborate Play including comedy, romance, animal impersonation and ended with an original song composed by the Housemates. Opening with Tuoyo and Mercy playing the role of a couple in love, the Play examined societal issues like sexual harassment, drug abuse and suicide. Despite their worthy causes, Biggie felt the performance was below par and they ended up losing their Wager. While appraising their performance, Biggie rebuked the Housemates for their poor showing in the run-up to the Thursday Task Presentation. Making reference to them letting their ego get in the way and failing to work as a cohesive unit.
It wasn’t an entire loss for the Housemates as Nelson earned himself a 100 Bet9ja Coins for a job well done as HoH while Khafi and Kim also smiled back into the House with Coins for their outstanding Celebrity/PA roles.
As they all made their way back into the House, they had one thing on their mind – the next Wager. How well will they perform? Will they learn from their past mistakes? A lot will be revealed during the next Thursday Task Presentation