This week the Big Brother Naija Housemates keep walking with Johhny Walker.
Today the Housemates received a task from Johnnie Walker. The Housemates were divided into teams based on four of the favourite Johnnie Walker brands in order to compete for a grand prize.
Team Red Label: Lucy and Prince
Team Black Label: Kiddwaya, Erica and Trickytee
Team White Walker: Dorathy, Ozo and Neo
Team Gold Label: Vee, Laycon, Nengi
Today’s Task was split into three. The winning team would have to acquire the most points across all three stages of their Wager. For the first part, the Housemates were to watch a video based on the history of Johnnie Walker to answer a quiz. The second part was to paint the standing man assigned to each team. Once done with the second task the Housemates would find out their third task.
The Housemates were visibly excited to be doing a Johnnie Walker Task today as they danced out of the storeroom, pulling their suitcases behind them. We must say, the jumpsuits looked fresh on the Housemates as we awaited their Task performance and presentation.
A comedy switch up
The Big Brother Naija Housemates have a new Thursday Wager Brief and naturally it has been on their minds since they got it, here are some of their initial thoughts.
It is Tuesday in the House and naturally, since they were briefed yesterday they have the Thursday Night Wager on their minds. Today, it was mostly Ozo who discussed with various Housemates what they thought the Task should be.
The brief for this week was to celebrate themselves and each other in a comedy where they each get to play an Evicted Housemate. There were only three guiding factors. The Housemates were to enjoy themselves, secondly, they were to plan to have it in the lounge and thirdly, the time frame for their Wager was up to them.
Trikytee and Ozo plan the Wager
Ozo and Trickytee discussed the Wager while they were in the kitchen preparing breakfast. Trikytee had scenes in his mind that he shared with Ozo, adding that they should use Big Brother as a tool in their presentation. Ozo added that they were to mimic all the Housemates that had left and we should remember that. They decided that it was easy and not easy at the same time due to the fact that people already knew the Housemates, the challenge as deciding how to do it.
Ozo talks to Nengi and Dorathy
Ozo left the kitchen to give Nengi her breakfast in bed. He told Nengi that so far he had the last part of the Wager down in his mind, but could not really figure out the rest of it. When Ozo caught up with Dorathy she weighed in, saying the Housemates should tell a story with the characters specific lines that they used to say while they were in the House. She continued that there were nine Housemates in the House and that the Housemates would have to dress like their Evicted Housemates to make it believable.
All the Housemates discuss
As they were waiting for their next Task the Housemates had a chance to come together and discuss their Wager.
Trikytee put forward that the whole house should use Big Brother to introduce the scenes. Neo and Kiddwaya tried their Big Brother voices and were quite convincing, but it seemed Trikytee was the most convincing. Trikytee took on the role of director breaking down the piece into scenes and suggesting how the visual treatment would look like. The team seemed to agree that they would not depict sad encounters and proceeded to plan the nitty-gritty of who will play who, and how.
Let the drama begin
It was not long before the tempers became aggravated however and as the Housemates took a break, Vee retired to her bedroom after telling the Housemates that she did not know what they wanted from her. This left some Housemates like Prince, Dorathy and Trikytee baffled by her actions, while Ozo, Neo, Nengi and Kiddwaya went to find out if she was ok.
The Housemates expressed their concern at Vee taking the issue too personally before they were saved by the Johnnie Walker Wager presentation.
Of course, as Biggie said the stakes were getting higher and we cannot wait to see what the Housemates overcome before they present their Wager on Thursday.
What do we have in common?
Kiddwaya finds himself explaining to Erica what he has and doesn’t have in common with all the Housemates in a bid to quell her concerns about them.
Dodgeball for the morning
The Big Brother Naija Housemates woke up for a group Game of Dodgeball in the morning.
The Housemates usually walk into the Arena and get into their routines, shaking off the previous night and working out to start the days. Today, four Housemates broke the routine deciding they were going to have fun while they were here, switch things up and do the morning workout their way.
Creating the vibe
As the Housemates walked in this morning the vibe was quite low Housemates were a little slow until Lucy, Laycon, Vee and Dorathy decided to switch it up. The four ran around the Arena tagging each other eventually tagging Neo, an innocent bystander who was just trying to dance in peace. As he tried to avoid the Housemates, they tagged Nengi and this was enough to bring her into the game.
The morning workout becomes a group activity
As if by nature, each of the Housemates fell into the Game, one by one, having fun without any of the tension and emotion we saw in the House from yesterday.
Once all the Housemates were involved, the game became more organized and the Housemates organized. There was no denying the Game got them envigorated for the morning with tag showdowns between Ozo and Kiddwaya, then Kiddwaya and Neo, Neo and Lucy, Trickytee and Ozo and so on. Only Erica stayed out of the Game for a while, eventually unable to stay out for the fun that everyone was having.
Raising the stakes
The same became a Game of doubles resulting in the Housemates turning it into a game of strategy, Neo and Nengi decided to tag Kiddwaya and Prince, resulting in an epic showdown between Nengi and Prince. After this, the Housemates decided to up the stakes; creating a ball from socks and participating in a game of dodgeball for the last half of the Game, making it slightly harder. The Game went on until Nengi, Prince, Laycon, Kiddwaya and Neo were the last Housemates standing.
This was also one of the rare moments that we see all of the Housemates joining in a voluntary physical group activity.
As the Game subsided and the Housemates sat down one by one, tired from their Game, only Prince and Erica remained to help each other in some morning ab workouts for the day. Prince seemed to push Erica this morning as she made her way through her leg lifts with him while Neo, Dorathy and Lucy got back to dancing.
And just like that, within the blink of an eye, the Housemates had turned their day from drab to fab with an all-inclusive workout that involved every single person highlighting all their abilities for the day. As we prepared to watch what would happen for the rest of the day.