A storm of reactions by Nigerians has greeted the loss of week 4 wager Big Brother Naija Lockdown season 5 housemate.
Naija News had reported earlier that BBNaija lockdown housemates sensitized viewers on gender-based violence and rape with a ‘No Means No‘ themed play as their wager challenge for week four of the BBNaija reality show.
The task was divided into two, a quiz on facts on Nigeria and Gender base violence & rape demonstration, after this, Biggie divided the housemates into two groups, Team white Vee (Team Leader), Erica, Trikytee, Brighto, Prince, Ozo, Lucy, Kaisha and Team Black Kiddwaya (Team Leader), Laycon, Praise, Dorathy, Nengi, Neo, Tolanibaj, Wathoni.
Team White won the quiz with 10 points which earned them 50BB Naira coins for each member, on the other hand, Team Black lost with 8 points and had their BB Wallets reversed to zero.
Despite what some of the housemates see as a precise and informative campaign, the two-part challenge ended on a disappointing note for the housemates after Big Brother critiqued it for being less than the stipulated 15-minute time frame.
For their campaign, the housemates performed a short play about a victim of rape but first drew attention to the backgrounds of the victim and rapist. Praise played the recalcitrant son of abusive parents while Erica, the current Head of House played the naive daughter of overprotective parents.
Vee, Neo’s partner, on the other hand, played the narrator while rapper Laycon opened the protest part of the play with a freestyle on consent.
After the short display by the Housemates, Big Brother, however, expressed disappointment with the task, insisting that the housemates’ approached the campaign mildly but the Deputy Head of House, Kiddwaya explained that there were commercials whilst Ozo added that the message was sensitive that is why they made it short.
Howbeit, the short and easy route cost the BBNaija housemates the week’s increase in Betway wallet as they were told by Biggie that they have lost their wager for the week. Their wallet, however, remains at 700 BBNaira.
After the loss of the wager, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to air their opinions on Biggie’s decision.
Naija News captured some of the reactions below…
Biggie’s decision was the best, they didn’t do well. If only they were more creative, they would’ve won their wager. Simplicity is not always the best when cases/ topics about rape is involved. They needed to throw more light into the topic given #BBNaija Hunger things next week pic.twitter.com/mycGI4sBeZ
— dave_hypeman (@DaveHypeman) August 13, 2020
These housemates are weak, RN after losing wager;
Mercy would be roving mad across the house dropping heavy shade on whoever feels the need to catch it.
— #NkechiTheVillageWarrior (@Ikech_Balogun) August 13, 2020
Y’all lose the wager and don’t fight?
Pepper dem Gang really spoiled us
— Seka Eke (@Maseka_Selepe) August 13, 2020
— VOTE Dorathy to 32052 (@_olunife) August 13, 2020
— P O S H (@__yossyooo) August 13, 2020
I’m proud of Erica ,she lost the wager but her team won once again.we can’t win everything . She’ll do better next time #BBNaija
— Erica Elite MidnightCrew (@Murendiwa9) August 13, 2020