It’s already the third week into the sixth edition of the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV and as expected, the show is gradually garnering the momentum which it is known for over the years.
After the show’s first week, largely described by some fans as uneventful, the housemates have started exerting more energy into the race for the N90 million grand prize.
TheCable Lifestyle examines five major highlights from the second week at the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ house.
The decision of the show’s organisers to add four new housemates to the house during Sunday’s eviction took many by surprise.
During the live eviction, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the host, had announced that Niyi, Yerins and Beatrice would leave the house after they secured the lowest votes for the week.
Beatrice had snagged 13% of the votes while Niyi and Yerins got 8.34% and 7.29% votes respectively.
But in a dramatic twist, Ebuka had revealed Michael, Kayvee, JMK, and Queen as the new housemates to be added to the show — shortly after the eviction.
This brings the total number of participants on the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition to 23.
After a relatively calm first week, the housemates are gradually living up to the expectations of fans in terms of dramas.
The second week of the show was characterised by clashes among the different housemates.
Liqurouse and Beatrice for instance engaged in a heated war of words after the former accused the latter of gossiping with Angel about her relationship with Emmanuel.
“Keep my name out of your mouth,” Liqurouse had warned Beatrice.
Beatrice then fired back: “Do you know how many times you have spoken about me in this house? Have I ever confronted you?”
Similarly, Niyi and Cross locked horns on Thursday over slices of bread. Boma, the head of house (HoH), also had a slight confrontation with Maria after she mistakenly threw her food at him while the housemates were having a conversation about the state of their toilet.
As expected, the second week also kickstarted with talks of romantic relationships among the housemates.
Sammie and Angel appeared to have set the ball rolling during the first week as the pair are believed to be getting along romantically.
At the start of the second week, Pere and Maria joined the fray alongside Nini and Saga.
Pere and Maria have formed a strong bond having earlier been tasked with the wildcards roles by Biggie.
But the pair’s fledgling relationship seemed to have suffered a setback last Monday after Pere kissed Beatrice aggressively during a heated game of truth or dare.
When Pere eventually confessed his feelings for Maria, she had shut him down, saying that she felt disrespected by his action with Beatrice.
“You put a mark on me in this house and you disrespected me by passionately kissing Beatrice,” she had said.
Liqurouse would later reveal that Maria shared a passionate kiss with Pere.
Will they eventually get along smoothly on the show? Time will tell.
Nini and Saga have also left tongues wagging with the bond between the pair.
The two housemates had sparked talks of a romantic relationship during their second Saturday night party where they danced together for a long period of time while holding themselves intimately.
It remains unclear if Nini would eventually reciprocate Saga’s feelings for her as she has consistently maintained that she is not in a relationship with Saga.
“Don’t put me in a box, I am not in a relationship with Saga, we are just friends. He (Saga) knows I have a boyfriend,” she had told White Money on Sunday after the eviction show.
“We’re just chilling. He’s never asked me out because he knows I have a boyfriend. We are friends. I respect his feelings and he respects mine too.”
Fans of the show will be looking forward to seeing more of such situationships unfold in the coming weeks.
The teary moments
While the show’s second week witnessed a more tense atmosphere, it was also characterised by sober moments.
From reflecting on life’s struggles to grappling with fears of being evicted from the show and the attendant reality, many housemates demonstrated their weaknesses.
Angel, for instance, broke down in tears while details of what she had gone through including the death of her grandmother when she was 10.
“I’m crying because I’m just 21-year-old and so many adults haven’t been through what I’ve been through,” she revealed.
Yerins also cried during an emotional diary room session on Sunday with Biggie before his eventual eviction.
Pere and some of the housemates wept in an emotional session for their evicted colleagues.
White Money, who earlier appeared unperturbed by the tension that comes with eviction, could also not hold back tears when he realised that he was not among those sent packing from the show.
Boma’s HoH victory
The second week of the show took off on a bright note for Boma after he clinched the much-coveted HoH position which automatically excluded him from housemates to be nominated for eviction.
Alongside Jackie B, his deputy, Boma piloted the affairs of the house with utmost maturity and largely brought about relative peace despite the rising tension among the housemates.
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