AFRICA YET AGAIN KICKS KENYANS OUT OF THE BIG BROTHER HOUSE
Well at least my prediction about Melvin being in the house longer than Sabina came true but even I dint expect such an early eviction from both our country reps in the big brother house with the longest staying for only 3weeks.
Kenya’s Alusa became the first male housemate to be evicted from Big Brother Hotshots on Sunday, and the 7th housemate altogether. When Tanzania’s Laveda was evicted earlier in the evening, she continued the ladies’ losing streak, becoming the 6th consecutive woman to be evicted on the back of Africa’s votes Alusa broke that streak, but his departure also means that there are no more Kenyan housemates left to compete for the USD300 000 prize, after his compatriot Sabina left last week hers being the unexpected 5th evictee.
IK kicked off the show on a serious note, showing viewers how Samantha and M’am Bea had picked up their first ‘strikes’ for contravening Big Brother’s conspiracy rule. They had spoken about their nomination choices earlier in the week, and Big Brother called all the housemates together to remind them of the rules. That sobering moment capped a tough week for the housemates, after they’d also lost their 100% wager – their first failure so far.
Once auditors SizweNtsalubaGobodo had delivered the verified votes to IK, he told viewers that the tie-breaker rule was once again going to have to come into play, as there was a tie in the country votes. Heading into the house, he first asked Head of House Nhlanhla to reveal his ‘add’ decision before revealing the results. The South African told IK that he’d based his decision on the housemates’ performance in the Head of House Qualifier task. He felt that Macky2 had put in the least effort because he was confident in himself and his status in the game, so he’d named the Zambian as his ‘add’ choice.
After sending the nominated housemates to safety, one by one, JJ and Laveda were left standing. IK revealed that the Tanzanian’s time in the Big Brother house was up and asked her to say her goodbyes. When she joined him on stage, he quizzed her about relationships in the house – specifically around her interest in Permithias. “It’s been three weeks – it’s just a mystery,” she said, giving nothing away. She said that perhaps the housemates had expected her to be different and had struggled to come to terms with the way she really was.
The drama wasn’t over, though, as Big Brother told IK that another housemate needed to be evicted. Heading back into the house, IK asked the remaining 6 nominated housemates to stand. He didn’t leave them hanging on for long, telling Alusa to leave the house almost right away. Out on stage, the Kenyan was upbeat, but said he didn’t really know why he’d been evicted. “Maybe the fans thought they’d seen enough of me,” he said after IK offered his presence as an ‘Emerald housemate’ from last season as a possible reason. Speaking about his verbal scuffle with Tayo, he said he’d simply been standing up for his friend JJ.
This however is not the 1st time we have seen Kenya’s BBA reps being kicked out so early in the game with examples of Huddah who only lasted for a week. It goes without saying that Big Brother is a numbers game and each votes coming from a country is counted as one and therefore requires other countries to vote for a housemate if they want them to stay in the house longer.
So why is it that the Kenyans don’t gunner votes from other African countries? What could we perhaps learn from Prezzo who finished 2nd place in 2012, the only Kenyan to ever get that far?
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