by Wilfred Okiche
It happened with Bolt and Betty, then with LKT and Koketso. It seems this season on Big Brother, Africa has no patience for silly love affairs as the lovebirds almost always end up on the short end of the stick. After last week’s eviction of Oneal from the house, all fingers pointed to his partner in arms Feza and come Sunday night, the Tanzanian lass was promptly ejected from The Chase.
Feza hugged her mates and came out to the stage, sparklingin a flowing gown. Under intense questioning from host IK Osakioduwa, she confessed her love for Oneal and tapped South Africa’s Angelo to go all the way to win the ultimate prize. She also expressed her distrust for Cleo and shock at the housemates who put her up for eviction.
Also on the outside, Oneal reviewed his days in the house and commented on his new found love for art museums. He claimed to have gotten positive notices for his soul baring diary sessions and remnded housemates that no one is safe and anyone could be sent packing at anytime,
Last year’s winner Keegan returned to the spotlight to give Africa details on his life since the win. He recalled the moment the prize money was wired into his account and revealed that he invested most of it. Keegan also dished on his relationship with ex-housemate and love interest Talia, saying that once outside the house, they decided to go their separate ways.
Zimbabwean rapper Tehn Diamond worked up the audience (those who like that kind of thing anyway) and performed his hit singles.
Big Brother partnered with ONE campaign to promote HIV awareness and fight poverty in Africa so housemates were tasked serially in line with the theme. Superstar Ice Prince visited the house mates and enlightened them on the importance of ONE campaign’s activities and why he became an ambassador.
Mates were tasked to make a painting to celebrate the Africa Union’s 50th anniversary and cook for the less privileged among other chores. Biggie also directed them to go without food and cut off the power supply for some time in order to sympathize with the continent’s less fortunate.
Housemates were rewarded with video sessions from loved ones back home and as expected many of them were left teary-eyed.
But some things never change as we saw this past week; Beverly and Angelo are still hitting it off, Beverly still drinks like a fish, Beverly claims to have been assaulted by men in her life, Elikem and Bimp still arent best friends, neither are Feza and Cleo, Dillish is still pretty yet unavailable and Melvin is still well… Melvin.
Next week it comes down to the final 5. Who is in and who’s out? Find out here on our The Chase roundup.