Tonight marked the seventh Sunday since this season of the Big Brother Naija show began, and as is routine with the first day of the week, the number of contestants were cut down a little. What started off as 22 housemates with an additional four, making 26 contestants in total has now being sifted down to 11.
Having 26 housemates vying for the grand prize, in just the space of 10 weeks, you would think the season would be filled with mass evictions each Sunday, but that has ever hardly being the case. Like it has been all season long, this Sunday marked another slow eviction week, where only two of the six housemates up were evicted.
Of the six housemates nominated: Saskay, White Money, Jackie B, Queen, Jaypaul and Saga, only Jaypaul and Jackie B were evicted. Their eviction was nothing too exciting or shocking as both housemate’s fanbases have not demonstrated that much influence and vigor on social media.
Although, it’s being prove that social media fans does not necessarily translate to actual voters, but, more times than not, you can guage a contestant chances by seeing how much they are talked about online. Jackie and Jaypaul, were in all honesty, fun housemates. They brought their own brand of content, which both coincidentally, revolves around romantic complexities in the house. However, individually, and without any love story they can play out, both housemates were not very exciting.
The only true plot twist that could potentially arise from Jaypaul’s eviction is what the new dynamics between Saskay and Cross will look like. Will they finally act on the spark that once existed between them, or will they go on like nothing happened? That, at least, should be exciting to see.
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