While the game is at an all-time, the Housemates have gone back to their drawing board to revisit their schemes.
While some are typically forming strong bonds with the other Housemates to save themselves from being on their black books during Eviction, others are gradually adapting to Biggie’s new twists. The fear of Eviction, they say, is the beginning of new strategies.
With the introduction of Nominations during Live Evictions, the Housemates are trying to play the game the best way they can. The truth is no one wins alone and trust plays a huge factor there… that’s where alliances come in.
The art of manipulation and flirting
This strategy is a difficult one to play but with Housemates like Kiddwaya and Nengi, it seems like a walk in the park. Using their charm and charisma, they’ve both been able to cruise through smoothly. In their conversations this week, Kiddwaya has admitted that Nengi is the female version of him and while we strongly agree with this, we can’t help but conclude that Nengi may in fact be better than Kiddwaya at his game of flirting.
Take for instance how she’s able to successfully string Prince and Ozo along, lead them on into thinking she likes them and then drop them right back into the friendzone.
Food over everything
What happens when your romance strategy has been caught short in the game? You turn to food of course, because food honestly never fails. This has been the case of Eric ever since his love interest, Lilo was Evicted from the Lockdown House. Minutes after her Eviction, hunky Eric dived straight into a pot of Indomie noodles and since then, has never looked back.
The outcome of last week’s Eviction left some of the Housemates shaken. While Lucy has been a bit quieter since her friend Ka3na left the game, a day doesn’t pass without Praise talking about the fact that he was on the bottom four list last week. This week, we’ve seen a few changes in Lucy as she has been a bit more receptive and accommodating towards the Housemates. In addition to the new smiling and quiet Lucy, is the new chef Lucy who appears to spend a lot of time these days cooking and serving food in the House.
On the other hand, Praise who was always fond of throwing subtle jabs at Laycon in the past, has suddenly become his close friend, confidant, and advisor. On the case of Laycon’s lost love war in the House, Praise has been found talking to Laycon about moving on and helping him get through the heart break.
Speaking of floating, how do we describe Neo’s sudden mediator role in Biggie’s House? At different moments, we’ve found him involved in the Ozo, Dorathy and Nengi triangle, the Tolanibaj, Prince and Wathoni drama and many more. Not only has he been giving his unsolicited two cents, but he has also been trying to play the role of a trust-worthy friend to some of the Housemates. We know for a fact that trust isn’t a free gift for all, so how does Neo intend to make this work in his favour?
With only just three weeks down the line, new strategies and alliances are bound to be uncovered and we’ll be here waiting to see it all unfold.
A few Housemates have lost their groove and only time will tell when they will get it back.
It’s the third week and in spite of the Wager Task victory, a few Housemates are still upset or in a phase. Getting out of it might be hard and only time will tell when they eventually will.
As a reward for outstanding performance during the Wager Task, the Head of House was given the fridge so the Housemates could celebrate with their favourite brand of alcohol. But that wasn’t exactly the interesting part. Things turned sour briefly when Dorathy realised Ozo had the key but he was hesitant to open the fridge because he was waiting for a certain someone. That certain someone happened to be Nengi who was still in the kitchen. You all saw it too.
An upset Dorathy wasn’t even willing to hang out with the rest of the Housemates when the fridge was open until Ozo came to placate her. She didn’t give in until she accused Ozo of not wanting to open the fridge until she asked him who he was waiting for. She was also upset that she heard Nengi defiantly say he was waiting for her. Eventually, Ozo was able to appeal to her before she joined the rest of the Housemates.
You have been moody
Laycon has been in a phase since he opted for letting Erica be to ease the hurt. In a conversation he had earlier with Erica, she agreed to Laycon’s suggestion that he gives her a little breathing space just to get his act together and get over his affection for her. A strategy that didn’t seem to be working in his favour as he laid in bed mopping. Praise was quick to tell him that he had been moody all morning and needed to get himself together. He even had a notion what he believed Erica was doing to Laycon.
Notwithstanding, he tried to lift Laycon’s mood and even promised to help distract him from Erica. A few of you thought Praise had done enough for Laycon.
Erica on her part can’t seem to get enough of Kiddwaya and this was just after breaking it off a night ago. When Vee and Tolanibaj again asked her if she felt anything for Laycon, she responded that all she was thinking about at that moment was Kiddwaya. That sealed it for them even though Erica earlier mentioned that she wished she could insert Laycon’s mind in Kiddwaya’s body, but for now, it seems she’s pretty much okay with the physical attraction she has for Kiddwaya
Laycon isn’t the only one that has lost his groove, Lucy too has been feeling a little blue. It seems like her groove left when Ka3na did. She has been a shadow of her old safe. Dorathy had to encourage her to get back in the game. “You were a vibe when you got in and you need to allow yourself enjoy the experience,” she said. Lucy, in turn, let her know that there was a lot going on and it was quite frustrating.
Eric may have found a new cosy buddy and it’s none other than Wathoni. The two spent time huddled next to each other while hanging out with the Housemates. Wathoni who had crossed parts with Tolanibaj over Prince may soon hop on another ship soon enough.
A lot is going on in the House; some finding love, some depressed over lost love and some just trying to get their groove back. All in all, its just another week in the Big Brother Naija House.
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