BE­LIEVE it or not, we are almost at the end of what’s been an ex­cit­ing sea­son of Big Brother Africa. This time a lot has hap­pened that we were pretty ex­cited about. The show was bound to be a suc­cess given that it sur­vived a num­ber of chal­lenges that took place dur­ing the year.

The big­gest one was the fire that burnt down the Big Brother house at Sasani Stu­dios. This, at first, almost doomed the new sea­son but, as we saw, they built another stu­dio and Big Brother Africa went ahead.

Then there was Ebola, which we did not ex­pect to spread as rapidly as it did. There was no relation to the Big Brother Africa brand un­til re­ports came in that South Africa had re­stric­tions in place on the move­ment of peo­ple in some of the African coun­tries that had had re­ports of Ebola in their ter­ri­to­ries. So the num­ber of con­tes­tants was less than usual yet the pro­duc­ers still found ways of get­ting new con­tes­tant from pre­vi­ously fea­tured coun­tries and even added new ones like Rwanda.

We are now in the penul­ti­mate week and it is sad that some peo­ple will be leav­ing. After a tir­ing week on Big Brother Hot­shots as the house­mates were pranked with the help of 10 for­mer con­tes­tants, nom­i­na­tions re­sumed as usual on Sun­day evening. After the head of house, Macky2, made his “add” choice on Mon­day night, eight house­mates are now up for pos­si­ble evic­tion.

Treza­gah was au­to­mat­i­cally nom­i­nated after he moved dur­ing a “freeze” task. Join­ing him are Tayo who re­ceived four nom­i­na­tions; Sipe; Sheil­lah; Idris and Goitse with three each and JJ with two.

Macky2 also found him­self up with four nom­i­na­tions, but was im­mune be­cause of his head of house win ear­lier in the day. It is un­for­tu­nate that he added El­lah to the list be­cause the Ugan­dan has never been nom­i­nated by her house­mates.

Vot­ing has opened and runs un­til Sun­day morn­ing. The more you vote for your favourite nom­i­nated house­mate, the bet­ter their chance of stay­ing in the house and be­ing named the win­ner.

Big Brother Africa airs all week on chan­nels 197 and 198.

UP FOR NOM­I­NA­TION: Treza­gah and JJ.

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