Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Nigeria Still Going Strong

With only 19 days left before the curtain comes down on Big Brother Africa: The Chase, seven housemates from six countries are left in the Rubies House from the initial 28.

Housemates from seven countries have been evicted while the remaining housemates, Elikem (Ghana), Bimp (Ethiopia), Dillish (Namibia), Angelo (South Africa), Feza (Tanzania) and Cleo (Zambia) have been separated from their countrymen.

It is still not clear who will walk away with the prize money considering that housemates have failed to get rid of competition. Though BBA host, IK, has frequently told housemates to eliminate competition first to better their chances of winning, most housemates have preferred to eliminate those they dislike first thereby leaving competition in the House.

Nigeria, which has always been a strong contender since the inception of BBA, is still going strong as it is the only country which still has both its county representatives, Melvin and Beverly. From the seven BBA editions held, Nigerian housemates have won for three consecutive years (2009-2011).

This year, the money may go back to Nigeria considering that most evicted housemates have tipped Melvin to win, stating that he has been real, calm and composed in the House. Also, it seems the remaining housemates have fallen in love with Melvin’s character considering that they rarely ever nominate him for eviction. The only time he has been up for eviction is when he sacrificed himself when he was Head of House by swapping a housemate who had been put up for eviction and putting himself in their place. This made him gain popularity as a lot of African countries voted to save him for his noble gesture.

For some editions of BBA, the winner has been predictable judging by their performance in the House, but this year, it is not clear who will walk away with the money considering that some housemates like Sulu (Zambia) and Bassey (Ethiopia) who seemed to be strong contenders have since been evicted.

This year, romance has been the downfall for many as a lot of couples have been sacrificed. Whilst some couples like Koketso (South Africa) and LK4 (Uganda) were evicted together, some simply were evicted one after the other. Couples which have left also include Bolt (Sierra Leone) and Betty (Ethiopia) and those who have been separated include Pokello and Elikem (Polikem), Hakeem and Cleo (Hacleo), and recently Oneal and Feza (Oneza). Their separation though could be a blessing in disguise as the remaining partners are now concentrating more on the game as compared to when their partners were still in the game.

The only couple left in the House is Beverly and Angelo. Other housemates such as Bimp, Dillish and Melvin were not compromised as they have not been involved in any relationship in the House.

Badmouthing West African countries have also been the downfall of some evicted housemates such as Pokello and recently evicted Oneal. Oneal badmouthed West African countries during his nomination session when he said he was fed up of West African housemates’ confidence because they knew they had a lot of support as they were from countries which had a lot of people. This clearly was not taken well by West African countries that did not vote for Oneal hence his eviction on Sunday after receiving only two country votes.

By Melissa Mpofu / NewsDay

24 comments:

  1. Africa in Melvin we Trust! God Plz Bless Him Plz! Luv frm Zim!

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  2. I prefer Bev and not Melvin for the money.BBA is a game for real contestants.Melvin plays the mister nice ,cool, well mannerd guy.Bev is what you get and no pretent girl.What I like from her is that she is young,sensitive and had a good heart.She is a true friend and on like Melvin will she not nominate a fellow housemate from the same country.I am a South African,and she is my favourite housemate.

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    1. Beverly of all people. Melvin u're. A REAL MAN! The money belongs to u.

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    2. Bev hell no! Melvin Africa loves u.May God bless u

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  3. Bev ko bev ni!

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  4. To hell wit Bev. Melvin or nobody frm Nigeria.

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  5. Sorry, but Bev is more entertaining than Melvin.I like someone who is not afraid of his skeletons and personality,onlike Melvin who is afraid and hide his true personality.Why playing it soft.BIG UPS TO BEV.

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    1. Honey, have u ever considered dat wat melvin is showing us is his true character? Or are u saying dat nobody is naturally nice? Cos its only pple who are lousy and whores dat pple refer to as being real and it breaks my heart to see dis bcos I know for certain dat dere are gud pple out dere. So wen dey come into bba house and show dier true nature, dey are called pretenders and pple like bev are praised. I see tins dis way, bev's being real, melvin's being real and in as much as I admire bev for being true to herself, I can only pick one and I pick d nice guy. I prefer his character. And any sane person shld do same.

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    2. Honey, have u ever considered dat wat melvin is showing us is his true character? Or are u saying dat nobody is naturally nice? Cos its only pple who are lousy and whores dat pple refer to as being real and it breaks my heart to see dis bcos I know for certain dat dere are gud pple out dere. So wen dey come into bba house and show dier true nature, dey are called pretenders and pple like bev are praised. I see tins dis way, bev's being real, melvin's being real and in as much as I admire bev for being true to herself, I can only pick one and I pick d nice guy. I prefer his character. And any sane person shld do same.

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  6. Bev is smart, I love dat girl. She is keeping it reall. She is d best player.

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  7. Whichever Bev or Mel all belongs to us 9ja lols

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  8. Point of correction pls Micheal Barney Bassey is from SL ok not ET

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  9. Berv is real, she's entertaining, she's d only housemate who wen she speaks d oda housemate listens.bev is young despite her atitude which is her person she is d only person who's uniting africa. Check 4rm day1 she's exploying d continent dats wat bigbro is all about nt just being real, bt entertaing and unitification pls

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  10. Bev is ova doin tins, she is tryn to b lik oda Nigerian contestants lik karen n uti bt she does nt knw dt bin real is jst wt it is.She talks too much n fakes relationship wit pple. If dt is entertainin to pple, I wonder. Melvin on d oda hand is matured, real, truly kindhearted n charming. He is nt forcing anyone to lik him, he is jst bin real wit himself. I find dt entertainin cuz most pple wld rada gossip n cus drama in d bid to entertain forcefully. Av alws said dis to my frnds, its d person wit d purest hrt dt wld win dis season.

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  11. Don't forget all African women r enjoying bimp with his charming behaviors and look even if he send tow of nice guys... We did forgive hem its just a game am from w/a but I don't mind if he take the money one Africa one blood

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  12. Fooling oneself and saying all kind of rubbish abt ur family in national TV is that what u call entertainment???. Bev please carry ur useless life go look bush u re a disgrace to entire country najia & ur family mtcheeeew.

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  13. Melvin all the way!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Elkem all the way.........dancing kukere mix alingo...

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  15. Does it mean entertainment is all about being loose and doing all sorts of nasty things?for me Melvin,Bimp or Dillish shld take d money.we r africans and we r seen as reserved people not d oda way round.

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  16. Bev she is jst being her self frm day one, she has never be for nomination for de all weeks.

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  17. rite from time Melvin has been himself, calm, gentle and all at d same time Bev show her real self. Melvin I give u my vote.

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  18. I like Bev too as for Delish, forget it she is not even doing anything into that house. We dont want beauty pegeant there, pple who can shake you. Delish failed to win HoH which means she dumb, sorry for her. I dont kno why Maria left before her??

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  19. Melvin is a true African character. I appreciate bev but i would rather vote melvin.

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