The Arena Games tonight were a can of tension, but one Housemate came out victorious.
Tonight’s Betway Arena games were full of tension, balance (or lack thereof), a touch of rogue Housemates and of course, a victory!
To start off the Games Biggie explained to the Housemates that due to their failure to complete past tasks, the challenge had been simplified for them, to make sure that they can complete it, he added that this was the launchpad for challenges to come.
The task was simple: move a single coloured can from point A to point B using a ruler, in under 3 minutes, and in true Biggie style, the award at the end was enticing as ever. The grand prize winner would get to be pampered by the housemates, exempt from chores, get a spa treatment including a full body massage and have their meals served to them on time.
The rules to consider were that once the Housemate left the starting point, they couldn’t touch or hold the can and if it fell, or was no longer on the tip of the ruler- they would start again.
Ozo, Tochi, Trikytee, Lucy and Kaisha made it so close and yet so far. Getting to the end or very close to the end but not having the correct form to be considered successful. Camaraderie could be felt as Housemates clapped for each member as they attempted the task.
Kiddwaya had multiple starts and barely made it to the tub with each attempt, sometimes not even making it beyond the stairs. But he was not alone, fellow housemates Eric, Prince, Wathoni, Vee, Ka3na, Neo, Dorathy, Laycon, Nengi, Brighto and Lilo suffered the same fate. Safe to say the water tub was the most treacherous obstacle for the housemates tonight.
Erica and Tolanibaj broke the rules and were called out by Biggie who warned that moving forward Housemates must refrain from blatantly cheating, though, he did not mention what would happen if they do.
If you are wondering what the ladies did, here are the events: Erica had at least made it far, dropping her can while manoeuvring a curve as well as at the table. She simply picked the can up, placed it on the ruler and continued- both times. Biggie expressed that he never thought Erica was a cheat, telling her this would ‘Simply not do’. Tolanibanj held the can through the course after multiple failed attempts to complete the obstacle course, in the end waiting for Biggie to say something, which he did not until he addressed both him and Erica at the same time.
Praise was the man of the moment and winner of tonight’s Arena Game with a time of 2 minutes and 18 seconds. Showing that with stealth, focus, patience and a steady hand even that which seems impossible, is possible. Of course, he had to celebrate with a running high five with all the Housemates, who seemed happy that at least one person made it.
With so much tension and overcoming, it was definitely time for a drink!
Trouble in Big Brother’s paradise
From the moment Neo noticed Vee enter Biggie’s House, there was no doubt that he was interested in being more than just her friend. When Vee reciprocated the attraction and their ‘ship launched, it was nothing but blissful smooth sailing. Now as they manage the rough waters of misunderstanding and shifting expectations, we all wonder if this ‘ship will continue sailing or be the first one to sink in Big Brother Naija Lockdown.
If we are being honest, this ‘ship only sailed because of Vee’s go-getter attitude. She initiated the connection by making herself available to Neo and constantly making her intentions of ‘shipping with him clear. She was the captain of this ‘ship from day one. Neo was the one who dragged his feet and had it not been for Vee’s forthright and forward nature, Neo would still be sleeping alone.
The ‘ship sailing
In terms of sharing and showing affection, Neo started by being reserved and unwilling, while Vee used each passing moment to grow the bond and mark her territory. Over the last three days, there has been a change in the captaincy as Neo began to be more possessive of Vee. During every interaction with another man, Neo could be seen hovering and visibly disgruntled. Our boy was officially hooked and no longer afraid to show it.
Is the ship sinking?
After breakfast had been served, Neo and Vee sat down in the living room and began a heart-to-heart conversation that threatened to end their ‘ship. During the chat, Vee made it clear that Neo is her be-all and end-all, but his constant jealousy isn’t warranted. Vee shared that she doesn’t have eyes for anyone else but Neo, but his constant clingy behaviour is making it hard for her. At first, Neo resisted her request for a little more freedom. He was so aggrieved by her wishes that he had to take a break from the conversation to sit with Eric and discuss the matter.
During his chat with Eric, there was a noticeable shift in Neo’s tone and understanding of what Vee was asking of him. After taking Eric’s advice about working out the dilemma, Neo went back to the living room to rehash and resolve the tryst with Vee. This time around, his tone was a lot more authoritative and less confrontational. Neo told Vee that she is lucky to have a man as dedicated and caring as he is. He conceded to give her the space she wants but the force he did it with might have been too much for our lovely lady from London to handle.
They ended off the altercation by sharing an embrace and there is no telling if it marked the end of the issue or if it signalled that this was the last wave that caused their ‘ship to sink. The only way we will know is by doing what we have always done, and staying tuned to every moment of Big Brother Naija Lockdown.
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