Just like every other morning, the Pepper Dem Housemates are up and getting their fitness routine on. Although getting up was not of their own volition. Biggie had a hand in it as he ordered them all to head to the Arena. Left to the Housemates they would have gladly hit the snooze button.
Breath in, Breathe out
Leading one half of the Team, for a Yoga session was Seyi as he took the Housemates on a breathing exercise. Each Housemate took relaxed breaths as they got ready for heavier fitness drill. They say breathing exercises help you feel calm and in more control. As things get spicier in the Pepper Dem House, the Housemates will definitely need to master the art of keeping calm and in control, so they need this breathing exercise now more than ever. Mike had the other half of the Housemates working on their cardio before they eventually joined the rest of the other Housemates for a joint workout.
Of course, not everyone was able to push through all the exercise drills. We had Housemates like Seyi, Diane tapping out in the middle of Planking. In fairness, they did good making it halfway through, but that approach isn’t going help when it comes to winning the eventual prize. The goal is to go all the way.
Our Pepper Dem Housemates love to play and if they have a chance to play while working out, they will eagerly grab it with both hands. Luckily for them, they never run out fun play ideas and this morning, they came up with one to make the work more fun and competitive.
What say you?
Turns out we aren’t the only one watching the workout sessions. Naija fully has their eyes set on the Housemates while they work out and they have their observations.
Watch The Housemates get their Fitness on
With 300 Bet9ja Coins at stake, the Housemates pair with the strongest partner.
Apart from playing fun Games, another thing the Housemates have an affinity for is finding other Housemates to pair up with. Sometimes the pairings are romantic (side eye Gedoni and Khafi) and other times, they are of the gossipy nature. So it really wasn’t so hard for them to select a partner to pair up as ordered by Biggie who was in a generous mood and ready to reward them with 300 Bet9ja Coins for the Task ahead. Nelson who is currently the Head of House was exempted from this.
Watch the Housemates Pair Up
As the Housemates rehearsed for the Wager Task Presentation Night play Seyi showed exemplary directorial skills as he kept supplying lines and defining the roles of each of the Housemate. Known for showing charismatic leadership despite having never been the Head of House, Seyi showed a new side with his directorial debut. Who knew he had it in him.
The success of the Wager Task Presentation depends on how well the Housemates handle their rehearsals. How well will they do?
Who’s The Spiciest Game Player?
In this Pepper Dem game, it’s time to separate those who are playing games from the real game players.
While we await more heat from the Pepper Dem gang, let’s analyze what may seem like their strategies. Or so they think…
Would you agree if we named Omashola the leader of this pack? From his diary sessions to his story-time(s) with his fellow Housemates, he has delivered a series of comic moments to our screens. Could this be his strategy? If so, how long will this keep him in the game?
Now what do we say about Seyi, we reckon he has also given us some funny screen times; do you agree?
Here’s what Naija has to say:
Omashola is a good director #BBNaija
— Kruc (@Kruc13) 11 July 2019
The Dukes and Duchesses
The Love Spawns
What temperature can lovebirds tolerate? In this Season, the strategic lovebirds will have to endure the heat and fiery elements the Season comes with. What happens when love becomes a tactic in the House? Will the “KhaDoni” and “IkeM” pair withstand the hotness in the Pepper Dem House?
Gangster meets Nice and humble
Ike meets Mercy = IKEM 😍😍😍 #BBNaija
Biggie our babies must be pampered pic.twitter.com/8nFdoqCIgU
— Team IKEM Fanpage 😍😍 (@IKEM_Loyalists) 10 July 2019
The King’s Advisors
Following the series of drama and fights in the House, it’s almost impossible to see Diane, Sir Dee, Mike, Tuoyo, Jackye, and Seyi, let the participants in a fight let off the steam before addressing the issues. They’ve been able to keep their names on our lips as the intellectual peacemakers of the Pepper Dem Season. The question is, will this be a good strategy in this fiery and hot House?
These Housemates have found a way of keeping us entertained with their ready-to-fight instincts. From the kitchen fights to the restroom drama, Tacha, Ella and Thelma seem to have the war strategy in their favour. Or do they?
Is there more to these Housemates than their strategies? Will they get tired of playing games? We’ll let you be the judge of that.
What happens when a Housemate falls asleep during a freeze moment?
As a little relief exercise in the Pepper Dem House, Biggie surprised the Housemates with amusing freezing moments. As anticipated, Biggie’s Ninjas played a major role in the freeze times. Trust us to capture the different categories the Housemates portrayed during this little exercise:
The Snoring Hulk
While proving to be smarter than Biggie, the Housemates took comfortable positions as soon as the heard him shout – Freeze! In their respective “fake sleeping” positions, our very own Mike was found snoring, as he had already moved past the freeze moment and moved straight into dreamland.
Bonnie and Clyde
We always have that one couple that does everything together. Eat together, play together and freeze together. Our Pepper Dem couple of the Season – Ghedoni, served couple goals during the freeze moments. Biggie’s Ninjas did not spare them during the whip cream rounds they had in the garden, as they were the easy target for Biggie’s torture.
Ike was seen fighting a Ninja who attempted to take off his sunglasses during the freeze exercise. This prompted Biggie’s Ninjas to raid the House for the second round of freeze session – as an act of revenge for Ike. Unfortunately, the other Housemates suffered the whip cream torture, except Jeff who saw the whip cream punishment as a treat, as he licked off the cream as the Ninjas sprayed on.
Omashola did not fail to portray his goofy side during this freeze times.
Roles and Props
Earlier today, Big Brother asked the Housemates to form a pair. Each pair was further tasked to select a pair leader. The essence of this was for the Housemates to develop their acting skills in preparation for the Thursday Night Play Presentation. What’s at stake? A 100 Bet9ja Coins each for the Best Celebrity actor and the Best Celebrity PA actor.
Half of a Pair
The task of the day was read by Nelson and here is what it entailed. One half of each pair must play the role of an internationally acclaimed celebrity. The remaining half of the pair must play the role of a personal assistant to their celebrity. Being an assistant demanded that they cook, clean, massage and pamper their celebrity whatever manner the celebrity demands.
As soon as the Housemates heard the privileges attached to being a celebrity actor, some of them started clamouring for a change. Too late guys, you already chose your leader and Biggie took note of that. Better luck next time.
As part of the role-playing, Big Brother had props delivered to the House. Immediately Nelson announced the storeroom was opened, the Housemates made a beeline for it but the Head of House took control of the situation and distributed the props. Way to go, HoH!
Celebrities bring your game on!
It was a buzz in the House as the Housemates got into their roles proper. PAs like Jeff, Khafi Frodd and Omashola made sure their celebrities were at ease. The celebrity actors- Jackye, KimOpra, Sir Dee, Seyi, and Gedoni brought as much obnoxiousness and diva attitude to the game as they could manage with their impersonation of Kanye West, Jay-Z and Beyoncé. With these performances, we don’t envy Nelson his job of selecting the best performance.
Think they performed well? Watch the role-players here.