#BBNaija Day 18 was super exciting as the lockdown housemates won their first wager. Here are today’s highlights – Kidd vs Erica, Ozo vs Nengi, how would Biggie handle a pregnancy case in the house? and lots more…
Day 18: The first Wager Task win
The third time is really the charm as the Lockdown Geng secure their first Wager Task win on their third try.
The Lockdown Housemates have won their first Wager Task of the Season after back to back loss. The Housemates secured the win after hitching a ride on the DeLorean time machine and taking a trip back in time to deliver the performance of their lives. The 80s romantic musical was the theme of their much-anticipated Wager Task performance and it was a sight to behold.
Third time is the charm
After losing their first two Wager Tasks, Mother Luck smiled on the Lockdown Housemates and gave them their much-deserved win. After failing the Circus Task, the Housemates had their weekly allowance slashed and making food purchase over the weekend was a traumatic experience as they could only purchase little and thereby having their food ration grossly reduced. This win means they get to go all out this weekend and have a ball buying as much as they want with a doubled allowance.
Get a load of these outfits.
In line with the 80’s theme, the Housemates came out decked in the most fashionable retro attires to give off that ‘Old school’ vibe. From their wigs to their boot cut pants, the Housemates kept it real groovy.
The performance opened with a rendition of Fela Kuti’s popular hit ‘Open and Close’ with Neo taking the lead and introducing us to the romantic musical. A romantic play that focused on the complexities of love was infused with some of the 80’s romantic hits with a blend of popular hits from the present day. Neo played the protagonist while Erica was his love interest. Tochi and Dorathy played Erica’s parents reluctant to let Neo pursue a relationship with their daughter. They favoured another which Erica vehemently rejected. The play was filled with twist and turns and finally reinforcing the statement that ‘Love Wins’.
It was music to their ears when Biggie announced that he was pleased with the performance. He was particularly pleased with Prince who he felt deserved an award and also Erica who delivered a stellar performance. Biggie believed the Housemates interpreted the play well, but winning isn’t always the main goal but how well the Housemates conduct themselves in the House.
The deviant ones
Biggie wasn’t too pleased with Tolanibaj, Vee and Tochi who he accused of having developed the habit of speaking in their native languages thereby infringing on the House rules. “Anytime you speak any other language apart from English or Pidgin, you must interpret it immediately. Failure to do so is an infringement on the House rules,” he said. Although he said it was a thing of pride to represent one’s ethnicity, he reminded them that they do not all share the same ethnic background. Kaisha and Brighto were not left out of the reproach. Both Housemates once overslept and missed out on the workout session and ended up incurring fines.
The Housemates had their previous BBNaira balance of 1,090 BB Naira doubled to 2,180 BB Naira giving them more earning power to shop till they drop this weekend. This is their first major win and hopefully, this would herald more victories for the Housemates.
Day 18: The truth is in the diary
The Housemates always let the juice out in the diary room, last week we lost 2 Housemates, has this changed the mood?
Last Sunday we said goodbye to two Housemates, Ka3na and Lilo and this left some of the Housemates questioning whether they had gotten too comfortable in the House and forgotten that this is a Game. Today, when Biggie checked in, we had the expected tears and tea spilling about the issues we have all seen. Biggie had a very important question, however: How have the House dynamics changed in the House since the Eviction?
Many Housemates report that the dynamics are better now, probably referring to the lack of dramatics that Ka3na provided, a bit unfair however considering that there has been serious drama between Vee, Tolanibaj and Wathoni all week. Moving on.
Housemates miss Lilo, but Eric is finally coming out of his shell
Many Housemates alluded to the fact that they miss Lilo and her energy and calm. In particular, Tochi and Vee made mention that her nature is missing from the house. On the up-side, Housemates can feel that Eric is coming out of his shell and interacting with more people now. Again, Vee made reference to Eric’s personality shining through and how he is such a great. person. We will wait to see how people vote and see how you agree at home.
Ozo is a great HoH
So. How exactly has the dynamic changed? Neo spoke passionately about withdrawal in his groups during Team activities this week. He mentions Wathoni by name, saying that she has become withdrawn due to the fact that there were members (who he does not mention by name) in the group who she has not been getting along with. In the same vein, Vee made reference to the fight about the bed, blaming the whole controversy on Wathoni for not understanding. Interestingly enough, Tolanibaj did not mention the bed incident, but she did mention that she does not understand Wathoni who blows hot and cold. This diary session was quite out of character for Tolanibaj who tells Big Brother everything, is she holding back? Trikytee also mentioned the fighting and told Biggie that it is making the vibe in the House a bit weird, thanking god that today was peaceful at least.
There are no new alliances in the House
During diary sessions in #BBNaija Day 18, Many of the Housemates say they do not see any new alliances in the House. Though the Housemates are feeling the heat of the evictions, they do not seem to have any new alliances, but rather that the old alliances are getting weaker according to Vee.
Love triangles and squares
So many of the girls made mention to the love dynamic in the House which makes things awkward and difficult for the Housemates. Vee mentioned the love square above, Tolanibaj did not mention herself in that. Lucy also made mention to the lovers in the House saying that Housemates are now less lovey-dovey and getting their heads into the game, saying she did not come with a strategy, but those who did are having to reassess their strategies.
Group Tasks brought Housemates together and then apart
When asked by Biggie how the House was this week, the Houesmates had many different responses. There are two general feelings, one is very happy an the other is disappointed.
It seems that Housemates were mostly brought together by the process of the teamwork, with the exception of Lucy and Wothoni who were withdrawn. The aftermath of the winning and loving, however, left many Housemates knowing they can do better. and wondering how they can do that in the future. Brighto did not mention names, but he told biggie that he could see the sadness in his fellow Housemates eyes, but he is focusing on his happiness. he winners of the Dulux Task ware naturally very happy as they won cash prizes and can
Did the Evictions change the dynamic?
Everyone says that people are more serious now especially during #BBNaija Day 18. Erica, for instance, made reference to Neo’s confidence being shaken by the references. She says she is making the most of every day and having fun every day. We can definitely see that. Neo, on the other hand, told Biggie that Housemates are on their toes and on their best behaviour, making amends as soon as they mistreat anyone and trying to be on their best behaviour at all times to avoid being voted out by each other.
It is clear that the evictions shook things up in Biggies House. We look forward to tonight where the Housemates work on their collective task and show Biggie what they’ve got.
Day 18: ‘I don’t want boy drama’ – Erica Tells Kiddwaya
The Housemates have unanimously agreed that Ozo is a successful Head of House. Neo spoke at length about how upbeat the energy in the House is under the supervision of Ozo and Dora. For all her tears, even Lucy brightened up when she spoke about Ozo and Dora. She says she was happy that Ozo chose Dora as Deputy Head of House and even attributes her own actions as HoH as setting a high benchmark for the pair to achieve. Brighto and Dora made mention to how Ozo raised his voice with Prince which shocked everyone, and they both respect him for apologizing to Prince.
A few Housemates are fighting
Erica tells Kiddwaya that she needs to keep her head in the game and the two of them agree to be friends.
Day 18: A whole new kiddwaya
Break ups have a way of bringing the worst and the best out of people, even Kiddwaya.
The game of love is known for making winners and losers all the time, and this goes double for any ‘ship in the Big Brother Household. It’s hard to call what happened between Kiddway and Erica a ‘ship because it went down faster than water when you are thirsty. If you missed it because you blinked, here’s a quick recap.
After mounting a charm offensive on more than one of the female Housemates Kiddwaya, our Billionaire playboy, finally decided to focus on Erica. Their romance was quick and very eventful. Even though their attraction was as visible and vibrant, there always seemed to be something authentic missing. Just a few days after their first kiss Erica decided that their fun had run its course and pulled the plug on the ‘ship, turning it into a friendship.
Whenever a couple splits there is usually a partner who manages to turn the break up into a positive event by flourishing afterwards. This is the winner of the break-up. In the case of Kiddwaya’s and Erica’s split, it seems that Kiddwaya wants to be that partner. Rather than rest on his laurels, Kiddwaya is actively trying to improve himself starting with his fitness. Today during the gym session he could be seen putting in more than his usual massive efforts.
After the sweat session had come to an end during #BBNaija Day 18, Kiddwaya went to the kitchen to prepare some healthy food and opened up to Praise, Eric, and Prince about wanting to shed some weight. Praise shared that he also feels that he has issues with his weight and was refining his fitness regime to reach his body goals. Kiddwaya also took advice from Prince and the usually silent Eric about what works for them in terms of attaining their body goals.
Could Kiddwaya be worried that now he is a single man, he needs to be in top form to secure a partner? If so who could that partner be?
With lots of interest from his fellow female Housemates and many days left in The Big Brother Naija Household, there is no telling if this is the beginning of the next chapter in Kiddwaya’s story or just another set of smooth moves in an attempt to win Erica back?
Day 18: Physically fit, mentally unfit
During #BBNaija Day 18, the Housemates seem to be more focused on their drama than their workouts as we await the Thursday Night Task tonight.
We have become accustomed to seeing some very inspired workouts in the house previously, but today seemed to be a downer, which leads us to ask: Why?
First, let’s start with the fact that at least all the Housemates made it to the workout this morning, after Brighto’s fine moment yesterday, we don’t think many Housemates will be missing out on any workouts anytime soon.
Bringing it back to this morning’s workout, we wonder what could have been keeping the Housemates busy last night?
Could it have been the shocking and completely blindsiding breakup that left Erica uninspired for the workout while Kiddwaya worked off the memories? Breakups are not easy, we know. Perhaps this is giving Nengi the incentive to keep working on her fitness? We can only watch and find out.
Was it perhaps the blow-up between Ozo and Prince that left the Housemates shook and therefore subdued? We know that when Praise leads workouts, he hypes his Housemates up. Today we were lead by Dora, Eric, Ozo and Prince, maybe they just don’t have the vibe that Praise has?
The Housemates have been feeling some pressure due to losing two Thursday Night Wagers, maybe the collective mood was due to the looming deadline tonight? The Housemates have worked so hard towards this week’s Task and even we are confident that they will do well. Regardless, there have been some amazing highs such as the epic win by Team Cornish Dawn who, with 89 points, scooped themselves a grand prize of two million Naira cash for the day! That’s enough to get anyone excited. Right? Not only that, but we also watched as Team KEBT rose to glory to win the Flutterwave Task and some prize goodies to gather their good spirits.
During #BBNaija Day 18, as Tolanibaj danced this morning instead of joining her Housemates in the workout, do you think she was thinking of her beef with Wathoni, which still does not seem resolved? Wathoni may need another Yoga session instead of a work out session to clear her head after all that has been going on with her in this House. She seems to get into arguments daily which might explain her lack of interest in working out today.
Laycon has been bounced and bounced by Erica, this might be why he is not in any mood to get physical, you know they say matters of the mind affect your physical space. How much more will this guy take?
We remain hopeful that ships will sail, beef will subside and that Housemates will clear their space and focus on Winning this Game while viewers keep Voting for their favourites to stay.
Day 18: I just want to get to know you (Nengi Tells Ozo)
During #BBNaija Day 18, Ozo and Nengi lay their feelings on the table speak openly for the first time in days.
Day 18: A Big Brother baby
During #BBNaija Day 18, Prince confides in Wathoni that he feels that he has no strong bonds in the House. Later on the Housemates discuss what are the signs of a pregnancy and what they think Biggie would do if one happened in the Big Brother House.
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