Big brother Nigeria came to an end yesterday, the 9th of April with the emergence of Efe Ejeba as the winner of the competition after 78 days in the house with no interactions with the outside world.
The first housemates to be evicted were Soma and Miyonse, two weeks after the show started in January. Both Soma and Miyonse were nominated by the ladies they were involved in while in the house; Gifty and TBoss respectively.
After the first evictions, the housemates were in for a shock, when after Soma and Miyonse, left, two new housemates came in; Bassey and Debbie-Rise
Cocoice was next on the list of evicted housemates and this came despite giving the housemates and audience a nipple sucking experience with Bassey.
Another shock laid in wait for the housemates as two ‘fake’ housemates were introduced to the show; Jon Ogah (an ex-reality show winner who walked away from the first season of Glo Naija Sings $100,000) and Ese Eriata, (a beauty queen, model, Make-up artiste and comedian from Edo State)
The next eviction was Gifty’s, a real gift of entertainment to the house. Apart from her amusing accent and bad use of English, Gifty was seen as too fake and a complete liar and received backlash after her diary session in which she said she thought Banky W, who had earlier visited the housemates, was proud. She also claimed she didn’t know Falz was.
For the next eviction show, two people left the house. Uriel, (acclaimed to have the best diary sessions) was evicted while Kemen was disqualified due to his sexual assault on a sleeping TBoss.
The next evictee was ThinTallTony, who had incurred the wrath of viewers for his involvement with Bisola (with some heavy sexual activities between them) and hiding his marriage from her and the rest of the housemates.
Bassey was next and his eviction was not surprising as many felt he had become boring and complacent.
Bally, was the last person, before the the final five, to leave the house. Notable about Bally’s stay in the house was his fight with Tboss.
At the end, it was down to Marvis, Debbie Rise, Tboss, Bisola and Efe (The final five).
On the final eviction show, Marvis was the first to leave. Her stay in the house could be attributed to her relationship with the people’s favourite Efe. She was saved not once but twice because of this as no one wanted Efe to be lonely.
Next up, was Debbie Rise. It was a shock that Debbie Rise even made it to the final five as she was always on eviction nominations. Her self esteem issues and being in a strenuous friendship with Tboss didn’t help her situation.
TBoss was the most controversial and least liked contestant. People felt she was proud, condescending, and annoying. Things especially went downhilll when the half Romanian Edo state indigene said, in a conversation with Efe, that she could spend the 25 million in a week.
Bisola, judged to be the most talented, might have won if not for her perceived aggressiveness and her relationship with married man Tony. But, we are sure that her talent would take her far beyond the Big Brother show.
The good news is that she won the ONE Campaign Back to School Challenge for the Girl Child and will be travelling to New York to deliver her winning presentation.
The winner, Efe Ejeba, with his popular, Based on Logistics slang, went home with N25 million and a new Kia Sorento Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
From the beginning, Efe, was judged to be real and from a humble background. He kept things real, stayed out of trouble, and was romantically attracted to Marvis.
The internet, especially Twitter have been filled with reactions about the final show. Here are some of our favourite tweets from yesterday.
— Wolé II (@Kingwole) April 9, 2017
Efe should go and make change with about 5m because the number of Nigerians that will walk up to him with their sense of entitlement …smh
— IG: Anny_Robert (@BeardedCoquet) April 9, 2017
— Ademola Adetona (@DEMOLAEXPOZE) April 10, 2017
— Ebuka Obi-Uchendu (@Ebuka) April 9, 2017