The new season of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show kicked off a little under a week ago, and the season themed Shine Your Eyes, right off the bat, began living up to its theme.
After the second day of the show’s launch, which saw to the girls making their way into the house, Big Brother dropped a bomb shell. He made the announcement that of the 22 housemates that were selected this year, 2 of them, one male and one female, were wildcards. An announcement which made sense of the odd number of housemates that were selected.
Adding to that, Big Brother told the housemates that if they could figure out who the wildcards were by the weekend, they would have two less contestants to worry about, meaning that the wildcards would be immediately evicted, but if they could not collectively figure out who the moles were, then the they would be become a part of the game.
While this is a wonderful twist for the fans of the show, it seems like nothing but bad news for the housemates, Yesterday, it was revealed to the audience that the moles were Maria and Pere. Pere, the house’s resident hunk, is problem enough as it is, but Maria with relation to the style of the BBN game is an even bigger problem.
Maria who is not only an eye candy for the audience, but has also shown a sparky and interesting personality, has become a fan favorite, coupled with the fact that her and another fan favorite, White Money have developed a rapport, which has by extension given her a larger fan base than she would originally have. To make matters worse, she seems like an ideal housemate, one you would never suspect to be the wildcard without being given a clue. This presents two pending problems for the housemates.
The first is that the housemates most likely will not be able to single Maria out as the mole seeing as she has played her part well, leaving no room for suspicion. And the second is, if that happens to be the case, then they would be affording an already strong housemate a chance to compete with them.
As it stands, Maria is certainly a top five contestant so far, based on how entertaining and lively she has made the House, and even if the housemates don’t know it yet, getting rid of her would probably be a huge relief to many. Right now, it’s hard to see a number of the housemates surviving against her in the polls, should they be up for eviction alongside her, she simply has shown that level of dynamism, a really beautiful lady, with an even more enticing personality. Maria as the wildcard couldn’t have been a worse hand for Biggie to deal the housemate, and we love it.
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