6th August, 2022
By Nehru Odeh
It’s less than 24 hours to Eviction Night which comes up on Sunday, 8 August. And eviction fever has gripped the five housemates that Hermes, the Head of House nominated last Monday for eviction. The housemates are Cyph, Khalld, Christy O, Phyna and Amaka.
As it obtains in the BBNaija House, it is survival of the fittest, as the five housemates wait with bated breath for their fates to be decided. Ironically, the best are always at the mercy of their fellow housemates who see them as threats.
And as Hermes confessed, he nominated some of the housemates because he feels they are the strongest, the most vocal and most confident and as such constitute significant threats to the Level 1 House. He also added that the choice of Khalid, his friend, was an emotional one for him. But he had to put his team first in his decision making.
But the question then is, who among the five housemates would pack their belongings and say goodbye to the rest housemates? Amaka, one of the most popular and most vibrant housemates is already showing apprehension. She has been busy telling the other Level 2 Housemates about her fears and how she has been seeing all of them in her dreams.
Still, the truth is, it is the same strong points which the housemates have that made them to be nominated for eviction that will save them at the end of the day. That’s the beauty of the BBNaija game. That’s the beauty of the eviction process.
At the moment of the five housemates listed for eviction on Sunday night, Phyna and Amaka are the strongest, most confident and most vibrant. Not only do they have content, they also have vibes. And they have endeared themselves to the BBNaija fans.
That endearment I think will be their saving grace come Sunday night. Some of the housemates, who see them as threats may want them to be evicted, but the fans, who are really the deciding factor are there to save them.
The ever bubbling and extroverted Amaka, with her curves, calls herself the Nigerian Nikki Minaj, while the also extroverted and sometimes crazy Phyna sees herself as ‘agbero’ which in the local parlance means someone who is streetwise. Those indeed are the qualities, which though crazy, that have endeared them to their fans. And those are what will save them from eviction come Sunday night.
The other housemates, Christy O, Khalid and Cyph don’t have the kind of fan base that Amaka and Phyna have. That is one of the reasons they don’t pose so much threat to the other housemates. Yet if the fans don’t pull their weight and leave the housemates to decide, it is that weakness, the fact that they don’t constitute so much threat that will also save them at the end of the day.
That’s is the irony of the BBNaija game. That’s the element of surprise that is the hallmark of the BBNaija game. While Amaka and Phyna, two close friends who are equally crazy, stand better chance of being saved by the fans, nothing is final in the BBNaija House. There is also this element of surprise, that has been Biggie’s stock in trade. Nothing is certain in the BBNaija House, but only the fans.