13th October, 2010
As the Gulder Ultimate Search competition inches closer to its climax, two otherÂ contestants -Simeon Okorougo and Sabdat Ahmed were evicted from the show on Monday andÂ last night, Tuesday respectively, leaving eight contestants behind to continue theÂ search.
Simeon, who got the boot on Monday after he came last in the task of the day, had hisÂ journey in the jungle terminated right at the task zone. He came last as well as failedÂ to complete the task given them. They were to arrange some set of balls to form theÂ letter â€˜daggerâ€™.
On her part, Sabdat, fondly called â€˜Mummy Jungleâ€™ by her fellow contestants, did notÂ expect what awaited her at the Place of the Talking Drum last night after she came lastÂ in the task she and other contestants were given. She was evicted last night from theÂ show after she came last in the dayâ€™s challenge. She was the last to meander through someÂ onbstacles set for them after several attempts.
Bob-Manuel Udokwu, the showâ€™s anchor, had asked her about her failure in the dayâ€™sÂ challenge when the contestants met him at the Place of the Talking Drum and she pleadedÂ for a second chance from the Council of Elders.
Her hope was, however, dashed when Bob told her that the Elders had thought over herÂ performance and concluded that she was no longer worthy to remain in the jungle and thatÂ her clock had stopped.
Sabdatâ€™s eviction dampened the spirits of other contestants when they got back to theÂ camp, as her fellow contestants counted much on her maturity and the way she handledÂ things, being the oldest in camp.
The race to become the Ultimate Hero continues till 22 October, 2010 when the winner willÂ emerged.
The first casualty of the eviction trap was the least of all expectations. It wasÂ Dandison Strongface, the 22-year old Rivers State-born macho that exuded courage,Â strength and the needed can-do ability right from the selection stages.
Strongface is strong, tall, almost 7ft in height and was perceived to be veryÂ calculative. Unfortunately, his mental ability made a mockery of his physical abilityÂ during their first major individual challenge. The 12 contestants were given same taskÂ which started as group effort but ended as individual puzzle. He failed to find solutionÂ to his own puzzle and for that he got booted out.
The next contestant that was caught in the web of eviction was 21-year old DeltaÂ State-born Tonia Oduah. She did not only disappoint her fans, she also disappointed herÂ family because her older brother Melvin Oduah came second in last yearâ€™s edition of theÂ programme.
Another surprise eviction after Toniaâ€™s wasÂ 24 year old handsome Simeon Okorougo, aÂ Lagos-based model who hails from Imo State. He is tall and elegant but all that couldnâ€™tÂ help him solve a critical riddle that others solved easily. The brain work was too muchÂ for him and for that reason; his clock stopped ticking.
As the competition gets thicker by the day, and with the eviction of four of theÂ presumably toughest contenders, the eight remaining members of the Order of HeroesÂ started getting frenetic. Drama, intrigues, squabbles and tension became their lot.
Sadness enveloped the camp last night following the eviction of the next victim. She isÂ the oldest member of the camp, Sabdat Bamitale Ahmed. The 27 year old Kogi state bornÂ basketball player was the most loved member of the camp. She was nicknamed Mama JungleÂ because of the motherly role she took up in the camp, caring for the welfare of all herÂ camp-mates. Her eviction was so painful to the other contestants that after her exit,Â they decided to immortalise her with a bamboo seat specially constructed and named afterÂ her.