Gifty, the fair-skinned contestant who narrowly escaped ejection from the ongoing Big Brother Naija house last week, being the housemate with the least number of votes after CocoIce, the last evictee, could not pull it through this time.
The test of popularity vote was between her, Marvis and ThinTall Tony. It however came as a surprise to many that Thin Tall Tony came second, as the anxiety was between the fans of Gifty and Marvis, with the latter’s additional strength, seemingly coming from the fans of her close allies within the competition.
Gifty’s dream of N25 million and a brand new Kia Seranto car, being the coveted prize for the would-be winner ended exactly four weeks into the competition. She was also the fourth housemate and second female to be shown the door so far.
It was her third time of being put up for possible eviction, although the first was a mock exercise. As for Marvis, who enjoys the soft spot of her gang, her two-time nomination was at the instance of Head of House’s veto to save one housemate of their choice and replace with another.
With Gifty’s exit, the number of the remaining housemates is10, although Biggie had introduced two fake housemates; Jon and Ese, who are not playing for votes or the prize.
Joining the host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu on stage, Gifty saidit was fun, challenging and romantic being in the house. She said she liked the guys as brothers despite her romantic attachment to them. On her passion for power and fame, she said she could achieve them by wisdom and ‘doing the right thing’. she thought that TTT, Bisola and TBoss might have nominated her for eviction. She was surprised Kemen and Efe nominated her. On whether she was a hair dresser before, she said she acquired the skill by watching people do it.
The latest evictee is the most controversial housemate, going by certain traits for which viewers and her fellow housemates have classified her as ‘fake’. They range from her inconsistent accent, hopping from one male housemate to another and lack of a special skill like most of the housemates.
She also caught the ire of viewers recently when she claimed not to know comic rapper and rave-of-the-moment Falz the Bahd Guy, and Banky W, when both artistes visited the house at different times, adding that she didn’t like Banky W, as she felt he was proud and full of himself.
Gifty is said to have schooled in Accra, Ghana and returned to Lagos to make her dreams happen. She has featured in a few Nollywood movies, shot by her supposed husband and film director, David Sorochukwu Akumah. Reports say she walked out of her marriage few months after.
Ice Prince who performed at the eviction show sang ‘Boss’ and ‘No Mind Them’ the two times he showed up on stage. The send he performed with Vanessa Mdee.
The twist this week was a question game that had Bisola, Bassey and TBoss playing before Ebuka on stage. Bisola got her question correctly and is immuned from nomination for possible eviction in the coming week. Bassey got his question correctly too, and will enjoy a traditional dish of his choice. TBoss however missed her question and would have to wash the dishes.
The next eviction show holds on Sunday, February 26. And viewers in Nigeria are expected to text the word “Vote” followed by their preferred housemate’s name to 32052. While for the rest of Africa, fans are told to follow the AfricaMagictv official account on WeChat and click on the menu option ‘BBNaija’ and select their preferred housemate. Voting will open at 21h00 WAT on Monday, February 20 and will close at 20h00 WAT on Saturday, February 25.
Sponsored by online retail store, PayPorte, the show is aired 24/7 in 45 countries from Nigeria through East, West and Southern Africa on all DStv packages on channel 198 and GOtv channel 29.