Ka3na and Lilo are the first two Housemates to be Evicted in season 5 of first Big Brother Naija in a Live Show where Housemates Voted them from the bottom four with the lowest Votes.
When Ebuka popped up on our screen and announced the beginning of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown Live Show dressed in a David Wej ensamble we knew that this was going to be a night for the history books. Our impeccable Host reminded us of the twists and how biggest change this season of Big Brother, the updated Voting format and the impact it has to change the order in which the Housemates go home.
If you missed the memo, this season all the Housemates are up for Eviction every week except for the Head of House and their Deputy. The public then Votes from Monday to Thursday, and the bottom four Housemates stand for Eviction on Sunday. Their Eviction is decided on by their fellow Housemates during a final Diary Eviction Votes Session, with a draw being decided by the Head of House. When the time came to find out who the four individuals with their heads on the chopping block were, the pressure in Biggie’s House was thicker than Eric’s muscles.
Upon hearing Lilo, Eric, Praise, and Ka3na were the four at risk of having their Big Brother stay come to an early end, the air of relief was quickly replaced with one of turmoil as the Housemates had to decide on who their Eviction Vote would be cast for and why.
Biggie announced there would be an Eviction Votes Session in the Diary Room by saying ‘Big Brother would like you to vote two housemates from the four Housemates at risk of Eviction, for an immediate possible Eviction tonight. Please vote the two Housemates.’ First in the Diary Room was Brighto who chose Eric and Ka3na without hesitation. He was followed by Nengi who chose to Vote for Ka3na and Prince. Next in the Diary Room for their Eviction Votes Session were Dorathy, Kiddwaya, Erica, Laycon, Kaisha, Neo, Ozo, Tolanibaj, Tochi, Vee, Trikytee, Wathoni, Prince, and Lucy. If you are feeling cheated by not knowing who Voted for who, you can see all the Housemates selections that lead to the Evictions on the only official Big Brother Naija website.
When Votes had been tallied, Ebuka announced the two people who would be leaving were Ka3na and Lilo ending our first ‘ship of the season. The heartfelt goodbyes and walk out of the House signalled the end of the Housemates journies and the start of a new ones as a national treasures and household names. Ebuka then gave a recap of the Betway Challenge and shared how the whole House failed again at Arena Games.
Then it was time to get the whole story from the people it happened to. In her goodbye chat with Ebuka, Ka3na tearily let it be known that as far as her experience in the House went she wasn’t surprised that she had been Voted out as this is a game. She closed off by thanking the fans for her stay and promising that she would continue to grow her luxury brand.
When Lilo was given the chance to share with Ebuka and the world her thoughts on her time in the House. She shared that ‘She didn’t think she did anything wrong.’ Lilo also let it be known that she still feels strongly for Eric but was speechless when asked about her boyfiend on the outside.
Ebuka then gave us a recap of the mad capped Party on Saturday Night before going back to the Housemates to bid them a goodbye and adsiving them to put as much effort in the Tasks and Betway Friday Night Arena Games as much they do into getting ready for the party. He also threw forward to the Monday Head of House Challenge where Lucy will be replaced as HoH and Prince as DHoH.
Live Show: How the Housemates Voted in the first Eviction
Following Biggie’s twists, the Lockdown Housemates were required to Evict two of the bottom four Nominated Housemates.
Nothing harder than having Biggie throw his twists at you when you least expect… especially when being faced with possible Eviction. Tonight, Lilo, Erica, Ka3na and Praise where announced by Ebuka as the bottom four Housemates in this week’s list of possible Eviction. On that note, the Housemates were called into the Diary Room to cast their Votes on who they want out.
Eric, Lilo, Ka3na or Praise: starting with Brighto, here are the shocking Votes from tonight’s Eviction:
|Housemates||Who they Voted to be Evicted|
|Brighto||Eric and Ka3na|
|Dorathy||Eric and Lilo|
|Kiddwaya||Ka3na and Lilo|
|Laycon||Ka3na and Eric|
|Kaisha||Ka3na and Lilo|
|Neo||Ka3na and Lilo|
|Nengi||Ka3na and Praise|
|Ozo||Ka3na and Lilo|
|Tolanibaj||Ka3na and Eric|
|Tochi||Praise and Eric|
|Vee||Ka3na and Lilo|
|Trikytee||Ka3na and Praise|
|Prince||Eric and Lilo|
|Lucy||Eric and Lilo|
Total number of Voted for bottom four
|Housemate||Total number of Votes|
Watch this and tells us which of these Nominations surprised you the most?
Pain and the game
The hardest thing for a Housemate to deal with after an Eviction is their own conciseness.
When it comes to dealing with a difficult situation, there are many ways to process the pain and heal from it. The Big Brother Housemates seemed visibly shaken after the double Eviction during the Live Show, and their discussions after the show let us all in on how difficult it is to come to terms with Ka3na and Lilo going home.
The loss of a newfound friend can be cause for sadness for even the hardest hearted people. Dorathy, who had grown close to Ka3na during her final days, remarked that the Housemates had ‘Misunderstood’ her. One of those who could have been seen to misunderstand her was Neo who said the whole experience left his conscious feeling heavy.
Ka3na and Lilo’s exit reminded the Housemates what was at stake with every interaction they have in the House. Brighto continued showing glimpses of his supreme scheming abilities as he coldly reminded everyone that ‘This is game,’ and should be played as such. This statement was shocking but nowhere near as shocked as Wathoni was when she recounted how Ka3na waved at her while leaving. Trikytee who had been listening attentively shared that he has friends who behave like Ka3na who also seem harsh on the outside while being soft on the inside.
Of all the people sharing how the Eviction affected them, Eric had to be the least vocal. Even after losing the latest love of his life, Lilo, there were no visible signs that her leaving left him scarred in any way. Eric just went about his business as per normal with the only difference being that his better half was no longer permanently attached to him.
The Housemates are all dealing with the realisation that their time may be cut short too, and whether they do it by taking it in their stride or taking it to heart, there is no doubt that this first eviction rang a bell in their minds that will continue to sound until their final day.
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