Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Big-Ups To Biggie

Last Sunday, Big Brother was launched in Nigeria at 7:00pm on DStv Channel 37. The house looks like the typical BB house and has 'africanised' decor in earth tones and greens which is not bad. Their towels are green too, the walls are green, the dairy room is green! They have a plunge pool (I hate the look of it), the beds are tiny and the kitchen has a smoke detector but no windows. It's on 20 hrs a day and I'm yet to see the highlights show on M-net which is on 3 days a week but I'm bored of the 20hr viewing, u miss all the good bits while at work or asleep! Get your act together BB Nig. To my knowledge, there have been no tasks or much contact from the BB Voice so all they do is EAT and booze, I mean, they really need to ration that stuff.


Chinedu 23 describes himself as ‘confident, kind, thoughtful, friendly and cool.” He says that his best quality is his leadership abilities though he admits that he “over-reacts sometimes.”

He has taken an abstinence vow and cleaned up the kitchen on the first night.

"Twenty- two year old Gideon enjoys the soulful sounds of musicians India Arie and John Legend. He says that his favourite place in Nigeria is the Obudu ranch and resorts where the scenery is “totally breathtaking.”

The text messages that flash across the screen indicate that most of Africa thinks he looks like Usher and is a hunk. He has a well built body and his claim to fame is that he is from Ajegunle.

Ebuka , 22, is also very proud of his father who he says “served Nigeria for 35 years without a single blemish.” In addition, Ebuka says that there’s no one he really wants to be like but “people like Dr. Eyimofe Atake San and Jeff Bezos (Amazon.com) inspire me”.

The whole of Africa is in love with this handsome morrasuckker. Girls from Zambia, SA, Accra etc are professing their undying love.

Fransisca, 21, despises ‘back-stabbers, cheaters(??), stubborn people and liars.” If she was to win BBN, she would “begin a pet project which everyone will benefit from”.

She is the official cook for the house. Always singing but her voice isn't bad so its ok. One sms said it seemed like she has more than the normal 32 set of teeth.

A professional dancer, Frank,29, says emphatically, “I am a loud person!” The 29-year-old is an entertainment lover who says that his best quality is that he can dance and his worst quality is that he is untidy.

Thinks BB Nig is where he is going to get his big break from because he is ever performing for the cameras. Exercises in the morning, doing yoga, dance moves etc.

Helen is interesting. The 25-year-old Aquarian from Lagos likes thriller novels, enjoys wearing singlets and short skirts and chills out to the old-school sounds of Paul Simon and Don Williams.

Reserved. Wore a stunning white outfit for the launch.

“I talk too much!” So says 21-year-old undergraduate student Ichemeta who describes herself as “a simple and small town girl who believes: no guts - no glory.”

Thank God she knows!!! She is SIMPLE and she is LOUD. Our official blonde in the house.

Ify says that her favourite book is the Bible. The 29-year-old Ify hails from Jos Plateau State. Her own personal motto is “Always look your best, no matter what time.” Ify’s favourite place in Nigeria is Jos which reminds her of her childhood

I would have thought she flew in straight from 'abroad' with her accent. I gave it a few days but its already wearing off. The public seems to have her in their bad books just for that. Let her be oh!

A single mother of one, Joan says that the daughter is the one thing in the world guaranteed to make her smile. Simple and straight-forward, Joan believes in the motto “live and let live.”

Joan has a face that makes her look like she's about to burst into tears. She's laid back and doesn't really seem like a winner to me.

Thirty-two year old Joseph is the oldest housemate in the Big Brother Nigeria house.Joseph goes on to state that he thinks his BBN experience will be “interesting, fun and full of challenges.”

Personally this is the cutest guy there (What do you guys think?, but Africa is blinded by Ebuka's cheeky face and Gideons muscles. Haven't heard much from him though. I think he's the only playing the game with a plan.

Maureen, 23, entered BBN “to meet people, and for a one in twelve chance of winning USD 100 000.” She relaxes by reading novels, watching movies, hanging out and cooking and she’s thrilled to know that audiences will be watching her from around the continent.

She's the cooks helper. I would not have believed she was 23! She is on the thick side and was prancing around in short shorts yesterday....

Standing at 6ft 8in, Yinka, 26, is one of the tallest Big Brother Nigeria housemates. He is proud of Lagos because he says that “it is a melting pot of different cultures”. Irritated by “fake, dishonest procrastinators”...

This guy is HUGE...and so are his lips. He's always doing these comedy sketches and rapping. Like Yinka, he is using BB as a stepping stone....actually, aren't they all??



Kunle.... said...

I saw BB SouthAfrica a while ago and I really enjoyed it. I wish I could watch this too. But apparently only South Africans can vote for them?!?!

TaureanMinx said...


No oh! How can, BB will have a war on his hands. Texts come in from the whole of Africa and scrolls across the screen.

mshairi said...

Hi Taureanmix, thanks for stopping by.

Like d, I wish I could see the Nigerian BB - it sounds fascinating unlike the BB we get here.

I cant make up my mind on who is the most good looking:)

Onada said...

i need to move home to watch this!

so-obscure said...

Nigeria(ns), we will copy ourselves to death one day...
What is Big Brother... whether in US, UK, SA or Nigeria...? Gosh!

Jeremy said...

there's been a bit of a debate on my blog about the Eastern bias of the BBN contestants. It is a bit odd given the sensitivities to these issues that there isn't hausa representation nor any of the minority ethnic groups.. On other Big Brother's around the world they try to get as eclectic a mix of people as possible, so why are they not doing this on BBN? By the way, I detest the interior - its so Afrotacky.