by Wilfred Okiche
In an emotionally charged eviction show – the last before the finals, the trio of Millicent, Kim and Vimbai were evicted from the Amplified house. This leaves seven housemates with a fighting chance of taking home the prize money. The final seven are Karen, Vina, Sharon O, Lomwe, Luclay, Hanni and Wendall.
Vina was put on the spot and summoned the courage to explain her save and replace decision during her last tour as Head of House. A stunned Lomwe then went up to pack his things on realizing he had been swapped for Karen.
Vimbai was the first to be evicted as she scored the lowest country votes. She shared a final hug with compatriot Wendall before leaving the house. She then broke down onstage and cried as highlights of her stay in the house were projected.
Kim was called up next and stayed true to her promise of not shedding a tear. She even shared a joke and asked the mates not to spoil her snazzy hairdo. She shared one quick moment with Lomwe before leaving though.
There was a four way tie between Millicent, Luclay, Lomwe and Hanni as they had two country votes each. The tie-breaker mechanism was applied and Millicent came up short, scoring the lowest percentage and was evicted. She seemed to be having a swell time, flirting up a storm with the fans onstage.
The lucky ones all coped with post-eviction stress in different ways. There was an initial sileence as Karen and Hanni sat upstairs and took it all in. Vina spent time with Karen and Lomwe who seemed cool about the whole deal. Luclay smoked a cigarette and prayed for some minutes.
They then took a skinny dip in the jacuzzi. Karen took things a step further and took off her bikini bottoms, calling her scandalized housemates prudish and boring.
With only few days to go till the end of the Amplified experience, the stakes have never been higher. Which lucky two will go home with the prize money? Find out all about it on DSTV Channel 198!