DKB, Zainab Sacked From Big Brother StarGame

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For breaking the Big Brother Stargame rules of non-violence during the show, Ghanaian comedian and housemate DKB and Sierra Leonean model, Zainab were on Monday 4 June sent packing from the running Africa’s hit reality television show.

The two were evicted from the game after an argument involving the two Upville contestants turned violent. A scuffle broke between them for the second time which turned violent after DKB slapped Zainab in the face.

The Ghanaian had charged at Zainab who was seated at the kitchen with Nigeria’s Goldie, Lady May, Prezzo and Roki, accusing her of interfering with his privacy. DKB alleged that Zainab peeped at him while he was getting ready to shower.

At first, Zainab thought it was a joke and so did the other housemates, but DKB was determined and tempers rose.“Never do that again, next time I will slap you,” said DKB. Rather than be calmed, Zainab told him to go ahead and slap her. And without hesitation DKB slapped her, which led to a scuffle.

Prezzo and Roki tried hard to calm an infuriated DKB and sobbing Zainab. Shortly after, Big Brother summoned DKB, while Zainab was taken to the garden to allow tempers cool.

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It was obvious the two had broken one of the game’s rules. According to the rules of the show, any housemate that commits an act of physical violence is subject to immediate expulsion. This season saw the ‘anti-violence’ rule expanded to include any housemate whose provocative behavior contributed substantially to creating a hostile and aggressive environment in which violence results. The rules regarding provocation have been widely communicated to all housemates.

“M-Net and series producers Endemol consider the rules regarding physical violence among the most important in the house and are committed to enforcing the immediate disqualification of any housemate/s who break these rules.

“Both housemates will be provided with the services of a trained counselor to assist them with issues of anger management and conflict resolution,” said a statement from the show producers.

This latest development means that as a result of two housemates already leaving the house this week, there will be no eviction during Sunday’s live show.

—Funsho Arogundade