It’s drawing to a close and the race is tight. Weirdly, there has been a lot of talk about how the final housemates – Marvis, TBoss, Efe, Bisola and Debie-Rise – are a surprising bunch. Like that’s not how competitions end – an eclectic mix of the expected, unexpected, the underdog and the super player.
The obvious choices, we assume would have been Efe who has consistently secured good numbers over the past few weeks; Bisola whose fan base in the entertainment industry as well as as a result of her hilarous skits on Instagram has brought her nothing but good will even on the worst days. Marvis is something else – how and why she gets the good numbers are questions we still have not figured out yet and we vehemently refuse to believe in all that talk about the rigging of votes.
That leaves TBoss and Debie-Rise.
Let’s start with Debie, the musician. Honestly, it does not matter whether she wins or not, Debie’s good. She’s like the contestant with the amazing voice on The Voice (or any other such reality show) who may or may not win but just has to get out the house and work hard to make something good out of the popularity that being on the show has given her.
Or did you know about anyone who sang a song that opened with the words: “Debbie Debbie Rise” before #BBNaija? Well, now you do and Debie only has to capitalise on that. Extra mula to help with the capitalisation if she wins the prize money. Why do we sound like we think she won’t? LoL. We don’t know. And don’t lie you don’t feel the same way. She’s the housemate that “God has favoured”.
TBoss. We all know. You played right into her hands. Hopefully, next time you will learn not to hate so much whay you really love. Because the only thing that can come from doing that is that you’ll fall so hard you won’t kow when you start campaigning for 5000 votes and referring to yourself with the suffix, “Boss” after your initial(s).
Finally, based on logistics, Efe has this one right under his arm. His fans are in the entertainment industry and even when they weren’t watching, they were voting. So Bisola does not have that “entertainment vote” monopoly. He also has a good track record, per house rules. And we are not sure that he’s ever been in the bottom more than twice. We know he’s only ever got nominated twice. And with his Head of the House record, all we are trying to say is that based on logistics, this guy might just take it all the way home.
Except that “no one knows tomorrow”. Except that even Bisola’s fans have made a Billboard in Bayelsa. And her Yoruba fans hav gone tribal and ishh. Except that he’s up against three women and this is 2017 and Men are still really scum. No fault of his, to the best of our knowledge but after Hillary’s loss, every woman is going to help “shatter the glass ceiling” wherever even in Big Brother House. And any man trying to contest that is Trump.
C’est la vie.
So it obviously makes the most kind of sense for his fans to tone down the “male campaign” right? If possible sef, they should help us forget he’s a man and say all the things that are effeminate about him. You’d think.
But see what his #EfeNation is tweeting:
@Nobsdaslushhkid All d Men in Africa we only have One representative in BigbroNaija huz now He is d last man standin in d huz Let’s save EFE
— sommylee (@Sommylee01) April 2, 2017
This is where you insert the sad smiley and walk away to mourn something that’s about to slip from a winner’s grasp. But, Noble Igwe said NO, I must deal with this:
Big Brother, not Boys Brigade https://t.co/HZYy7QHj8P
— Noble Igwe (@Nobsdaslushhkid) April 2, 2017
And we are grateful. Not just for #BBNaija sake but for the sake of common sense.