Ghanaian artist Joey B, thrilled DStv audiences at the Big Brother Africa eviction show this weekend by performing his popular song, Tonga.
Even though musical duo Frankie (Rwanda) and Permithias (Namibia) made it past the halfway mark of Big Brother Hotshots, but their journey ended on Day 35 after failing to gather enough votes from Africa to keep them in the running for the USD300 000 prize. The evicted duo follow compatriots Arthur and Luis, who were part of the trio sent home last week, meaning that Rwanda and Namibia are now out of Big Brother Hotshots altogether.
Butterphly’s surprise was both visible and audible when Head of House Idris revealed during the show that he’d added her to the nomination list. His reason was that he knew she was a strong person, but didn’t believe in herself – so he wanted Africa to vote for her to show her how strong she really is. Still reeling from the news, she stood alongside the other nominees and was relieved when first Frankie and then Permithias left, instead of her.
The show kicked off with Big Brother playing a prank on IK and making him participate in the ‘freeze’ task that had challenged the housemates this week. Joey B helped one of Biggie’s ninjas dress IK up in a green wig, long beard and sunglasses before taking a selfie – with the presenter unable to move a muscle, or risk sanction from Big Brother.
After the verified results were delivered by auditors SizweNtsalubaGobodo, IK got down to business and asked all six nominees to stand. One by one, he told them to sit, until he revealed that Frankie had been evicted. The Rwandan entertainer was confident as ever when he joined IK on stage saying that he’d be heading home to pursue his music career, and continue with modeling as well. “My music has made me the person I am,” he said. “It’s taken me places and flown me all over the world”. Having been honest about his life back at home and his pending divorce, Frankie was philosophical about his time in the house. “Life can take you down, it can take you up, you still have to face the realities of life,” he told IK.
It was time for another eviction, and heading back into the house, IK gave a number of nominees a big fright before naming Permithias as the next housemate to leave the game. Upbeat as ever, the Namibian joined IK on stage and talked about the fun he’d had in the house. IK labelled him ‘Promiscuous Permithias’ before showing a video clip of him getting up close & personal with no fewer than five of his female housemates, which Permithias shrugged off with a sheepish grin. When IK asked him why he hadn’t spent more time in the kitchen – he is a sushi chef after all – he said that he cooks to earn a living and hadn’t come into the house to do his job!
IK kept Permithias on stage to reveal the result of the Comedy of Errors Extravaganza to the housemates, who greeted the Namibian enthusiastically when the two appeared on the house’s monitors. Before revealing the result, IK reminded the remaining housemates that they were halfway through the game and should be thinking strategically. “Don’t nominate your enemies, nominate your competition,” was IK’s advice – along with a reminder to not waste any nominations on Goitse, who is automatically on the nomination list.
He revealed that the viewer vote had given A Strangeness of Strangers the Extravaganza win – ironically, too late to save Permithias, who starred for his team and would have been immune from nomination this week.
Big Brother Hotshots is produced by Endemol South Africa.