These are the Interesting things that happened on Day 74 at the BB Naija 2018 house.
The Minaship Sails Again
After the Task festivities, things took a bit of a turn and the slope went slippery when Alex decided to put on her good friend cloak and confronted Nina about her ‘post-breakup’ behavior; mentioning that Miracle was in fact hurt by all that has happened but simply found solace in the company of the rest of the Housemates. Thanks to Nina’s newfound stubbornness, however, it all went south real quick.
Seeing as Nina refused to initiate their peacemaking process, Alex decided to play mediator and true enough, convinced a very minimally interested Miracle to engage and hear Nina out. The festivities took place in the confined bathroom space that only seemed to get smaller as the tension between the not so former lovebirds grew. It was pretty clear that Nina was adamant in her pursuit for sentimental justice and despite having a rather messy approach, she managed to put her point across, displaying the ‘not no naïve’ side to her and in not so many words, letting Miracle know that she was close to not caring anymore.
Miracle, on the other hand, had enough calm for the both them and even though he looked confused and rather uninterested for more than half the time, he managed to get his very well-articulated point across and explained how he drew his conclusions; confirming what Alex had said about him taking an emotional knock thanks to her ‘bff’ reference but deciding against self-pity and isolation.
Through the rolling of eyes and having almost the entire House as a jury in this specialized court session, Miracle and Nina’s apologies followed the oath-taking format as per the mediators Anto, Alex, and Tobi and after a while of verbal pushing, pulling and shoving, love won, low-key though.
The winds of forgiveness seem to have blown about overnight because unlike last night when the two refused to even seal their apologies with a handshake; today saw them locking hands, call it morning glory. Mina is back!
From Burgers to Burpees
“Lifetime on the hips” for who? There’s no resting on your laurels in the Big Brother Naija House when Lawrence the trainer is around – and if your spandex is weak, trust and believe you will need an extra pair of tights (or six) waiting in the wings once ‘Mr Fit’ is done with you. We all know our Housemates would probably be more than content with buns of cinnamon instead of buns of steel, but THAT ladies and gentlemen, is not going to fly!
Long days of cooking and even longer nights of partying had started taking their toll on our sexy eight. Arena Task panting, daytime snoozes and general sluggishness was the order of the day, until Biggie decided to switch things up completely. Instead of greeting the dawn by way of the deepest of snores, our Housemates now break the day with lunges, contortions and all manner of gut-blasting exercise. Crying like a baby because it’s too painful and you can’t do it? Won’t draw you any sympathy. Complaining about your bad back? Drink some water, drop down and “give me 10”.
Eviction on the Brain
With the weekend fast approaching, Anto and Khloe stole some time away from their napping fellow Housemates, to discuss what the possible outcome of Sunday night’s Live Eviction Show might be.
The two are Nominated for possible Eviction alongside Lolu, Cee-C, and Miracle and will be going toe-to-toe for a coveted spot in the eagerly anticipated Finale. This is not the first time they have found themselves with one foot outside the door. Luckily, the last time it happened, they were given another shot at the game via #BBBringBack.
Anto, in particular, seemed stressed at the prospect of possibly going back home empty-handed, but quickly got her confidence back. After summoning all the good vibes she could muster, Khloe put it all into perspective and reckoned finishing in the Top 3 is a prize on its own.
Khloe and Anto’s private conversation seemed to draw the attention of a curious Nina – and with a quick nod in their direction, the other half of Miracle asked her beau what the two were up to. Miracle, however, seemed interested in only the plate of food he was wolfing down with fervour. A while later, Lolu, who has also been thinking about his future outside the House, advised Anto to get a lawyer because of all the opportunities that may be presented to them when they finally make their exit.
If there was a prize for the most enigmatic Housemate, Anto would likely win it. When she first entered the House, it was evident for all that she had a tough time connecting with her peers, outside Lolu with whom she shared an almost instant bond. Having lived and survived an Eviction, Anto came back with a revenge, determined as she was to show her true colors.
Ever since being voted back by the BBNaija fans, Anto appeared to have spun her game around to the Housemates’ delight. Whereas before, she kept her distances, Anto has radically changed tack, which earned her to be in everyone’s good books. Take Khloe for instance, the fact that the two have shared the Eviction experience has definitely helped them bond like never before. Besides, Anto seems to have gracefully taken to Lolu’s peace brokering skills and borrowed from Rico’s water-no-get-enemy approach, which has paid off. She has also played a key role in the Minaship on several occasions as she has helped the two lovebirds mend their relation.
Anto’s apparent early indifference may have well just sprung from a tremendous self-control, an impressive feat in the face of all the drama of the Double Wahala House. Of late though, Anto has won unanimous praise from her peers who unanimously lauded her mature, caring and generous nature. It goes without saying that her keeping most of the romantic sparkles at arm’s length must have contributed to her standing. Tobi has been drinking in her every words, just like Miracle whose Head of House rule she once shared. As for Lolu, there seems to be no end in sight for his infatuation with her.
Yet it has been a whole different ballgame with Cee-C, who seemed to have retrenched since Anto and Khloe’s return. Cee-C and Anto spoke for the third time since the start of the show, and have yet to gel with each other. While Cee-C seems to be a non-issue for Anto, the reverse might not be true for Cee-C has struggled to get attention since the two leading ladies returned. As for Alex, although there is no hostility in the air, curiously, she has yet to closely interact with Anto. That they both are at the different end of the spectrum, one being extrovert and the other introvert may explain why.
Cee-C vs The House
According to Cee-C, the most of the wahala that took place was between Nina and Miracle, for she said Nina was someone who doesn’t listen. She also noted Lolu and Anto about whom she said she didn’t know what their issue was. Cee-C also added that last week she got closer to Khloe and she thought she’d be strong enough to ignore the crazy part of her but she didn’t and as a result found herself alone and without allies. Cee-C believed that Khloe demanded a lot of attention which she didn’t have any to give at this point of the game.
Oddly enough, no one else in the House agreed with her, starting from Anto who named Cee-C as the one person who thinks she’s in her own world. Anto regretted that on the rare occasion they spoke, she seemed like she was listening only to revert to her old ways. Likewise, Tobi concurred that Housemates resented Cee-C a little. He admitted to deliberately avoiding Cee-C whom he said was always looking for opportunities to insult him. The tension between the two didn’t escape Lolu who lamented that the former couple was not in talking terms, although he had noticed that Cee-C kept glancing at Tobi a lot. For Lolu it remained to be seen whether they stood a chance outside of the House. For Miracle, Tobi and Cee-C are unlikely to solve their issues ever since Tobi has grown closer to Alex. Not once did Cee-C’s name come through Khloe’s lips.
Nina however, seems to be the only Housemate who thought that Cee-C was very nice. That is only if one got to know her very well. For Nina, Cee-C was actually a nice person. Yet these two have come at each other’s throat on a number of occasions. This show is definitely not over until it is over.
Heart To Heart
At the end of the day, Cee C and Tobi sat down for another heart to heart talk to clear their differences. But it might be too late for the Ceebi train as Tobi said he is at peace with the way things are and isn’t looking for anything more from her, while Cee C tried to finally come to terms that there is no hope for them any longer.
They may have made peace finally but it may be too late for something more to come out of it as Tobi has found a clique that accepts him for who he is and he is able to express himself more without Cee C in the house.
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