Tonight we watched as Praise became the sixth Housemate to leave the Big Brother Naija Lockdown House.
We welcomed the ever suave Ebuka onto the stage this evening, as usual, marking the fifth Eviction Live Show of Big Brother Naijas season five. As we watched the nervous Housemates in the Big Brother Naija House we were left wondering what the night had in store for us. Let us not waste time and get right into it!
The bottom four
Up for Eviction tonight were first-timer Vee, second-timers Wathoni, Praise and third-timer Trikytee. Here is how the rest of the night transpired.
Ebuka checks in with the Housemates
As is custom, Ebuka checked in with the Housemates letting them know that even he, like Biggie, had his eye on the Housemates while they were in the House. Kiddwaya told Ebuka that he could not speak to his reign, saying only the Housemates could do so and speak for themselves. When Ebuka asked Tolanibaj why she did not want to be in a group with Lucy, Tolanibaj fumbled for a while before Ebuka finally pulled the reason out of her. She told him that in fact, it is Lucy’s attitude that made her not want to be in the same group. Meanwhile our resident little finger, Brighto told Ebuka with a straight face that he never told Kiddwaya that Neo came into the House with a script. Lucy told Ebuka that for the moment, she likes Praise.
How did the Housemates Vote?
As usual, we did not see everyone Voting on our screens, but you can watch the full clip as soon as it becomes available on the website. What we did see however see Tolanibja Voting for Praise and Vee. We saw Nengi Voting for Praise and Wathoni. We also saw Brighto Voting for Trikytee and Praise.
Praise leaves the House
Praise became the sixth Housemate to leave the House today. Though it was an emotional goodbye form the House, it was not as emotional as it has been in the past for everyone. The most notable reaction, however, was from Neo who screamed as Praise’s name was announced- just as he had screamed when he thought Vee was going home. The Housemates all said their customary goodbyes and a calm and collected Praise left the House.
Praise chats with Ebuka
As Praise graced the stage with Ebuka he explained that today was his late brother’s birthday and so was a very sad day for him. Despite this, however, he remained hopeful for the future. When asked by Ebuka what was up with him and fellow former Housemate Ka3na, he explained that she had her thing outside the House, while he had his commitment outside the house. In other words, the two had an arrangement. He also told Ebuka that he has big plans to start up a support initiative to empower dancers as he is a passionate dancer himself. For a quick glimpse at Praise’s journey in the House, watch the video here:
What’s an Eviction Show without some parting shots? Ebuka asked Vee why she told Laycon to stay away from Erica. A confident Vee told Ebuka that she would always take time to advise her friend and what she sees ahead is tears for her friend Laycon. When Ebuka asked Prince about Tolanibaj being his second choice, Prince tried to dance around the issue. Eventually, however, Prince announced that he and Tolanibaj are an item and that is the way he intended for it to stay.
Famous last words
Ebuka told the Housemates that they seemed trusting of each other, which is ok, but not the best strategy. He reminded the geng that there is N85 million at the end of this. He then signed off by reminding them that “When ya goat lost, na your neighbors compound you go first check”.
Erica, Kiddwaya, Tolanibaj and Ozo receive Strikes
Following their failure to adhere to Biggie’s House rules in the past week, Erica, Kiddwaya, Tolanibaj and Ozo each received Strikes from Big Brother.
The very last paragraph of article 19 in the rule book states: “If a Housemate attempts to communicate without the cameras/microphones recording the communication (e.g. tampering with microphones, writing secret messages, whispering or mouthing words without speaking) or if they try to tamper with or cover recording equipment or if occupants communicate in a secret code – Big Brother reserves the right to issue a strike or disqualify the Housemate.”
When Biggie was away on vacation last week, a video was played in the Lounge for the Housemates. The video showed some Housemates violating Biggie’s rules by whispering in the House.
For the crime of flouting Biggie’s whispering rules
The rules are not only clear but sacred in the Big Brother Naija House and no Housemate is exempted from following them. Erica and Ozo were found to have constantly flouted Biggie’s House rules and for this reason, were issued Strikes.
In particular, the issue of whispering has been mentioned quite a few times and the Housemates were told there would be consequences if this was to persist. On that note, they are required to take such a serious rule with levity. Today, Big Brother found Erica and Ozo guilty of whispering in the House and on this same table, they have also been caught on other several occasions speaking in codes or trying to communicate in undertones. Erica finds herself with only one more strike to go, which would see her immediately Disqualified from the Show.
Disregarding the HoH privileges
Erica, Kiddwaya and Tolanibaj have been found guilty for disregarding the rule regarding the Head of House and Deputy Head of House privileges. However, they broke the rules, and allowed their desires and wants to supersede authority.
By winning the Head of House, and accepting the role of Head of House, Kiddwaya was only permitted to sleep in the Head of House Lounge. Likewise, by accepting the Deputy role, Tolanibaj’s sleeping arrangement was to change immediately. Instead, they both chose to circumvent the rules of the Game and preferred the company of other Housemates. For Erica, laying in bed in the Head of House Lounge until three o’clock in the morning was not to be considered a visit, and so she was found guilty of bending Biggie’s rules.
On this note, Big Brother found Tolanibaj, Kiddwaya and Erica guilty of breaking the House rule on the Head of House Lounge. They are hereby all issued a Strike each. This means that two more Strikes, and Tolanibaj and Kiddwaya will be Disqualified from the Lockdown House; one more Strike for Erica will see to the end of her Lockdown journey in the House.
As an additional punishment, for disregarding the title and privilege of Head of House and Deputy, Tolanibaj and Erica have both been barred from next week’s Head of House game. They may not partake, neither can they be selected as Deputy. Moreso, because Kiddwaya is the current Head of House, he was meant to manage the House and bring order but instead partook in the infringements. For this, his punishment from Biggie was bigger. He has been barred from the Head of House games for two weeks and may also not be Nominated as a Deputy. Since he is already ineligible to partake in next week’s games, his two weeks begins from the week after next week. So, for three weeks he may not be Head of House or Deputy.
Punishment for the whole House.
For their bad behaviour in the House, Biggie also punished the rest of the Housemates. There will be no hot water in the bathrooms for the next few days and their attitude will determine how long this punishment will last. Henceforth, they are not permitted to use the pots, pans or kettles to boil water to be used in the bathrooms.
Finally, although they did a great job with this week’s Wager Challenge, their behaviour in the House has trumped it. So, they have automatically failed their Wager and must survive on their weekly base allocation. Also, regardless of Winning the Friday Night Arena Games, there will be no pampering for any Lockdown Housemate from this week until further notice.
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