Cleo storms BBA finals!
By Sam Phiri -
ZAMBIA’S only hope in the highly competitive Airtel sponsored reality show, Big Brother The Chase, Cleo on Monday survived by a whisker to automatically book herself a place in the finals.
Cleo, who initially got a single nomination from Nigeria’s Beverly, was nearly thrown onto the chopping block by the Ghanaian nominated head of house, Elikem. Elikem used his prerogative to first save himself and put Zambia’s Cleo on his place.
But the decision to put Cleo on the chopping list was short-lived as the Ghanaian tailor decided to rescind his decision and put South Africa’s Angelo instead of Cleo.
This means that the nominated housemates for possible eviction this week are: in alphabetical order: Angelo, Bimp and Delish.
One waits to see what Big Brother will decide to do on the eviction day because traditionally there is supposed to be only five finalists in the grand finale. Will he evict two this time around or he will stick to one and have six finalists?
Whatever the case, the only consolation is that Zambia’s Cleo has stormed the finals of the dramatic Big Brother the Chase.
Multichoice Zambia Public relations Manager Marlon Kananda is delighted and has asked all the Big Brother fans to make the game even more interesting by participating in voting. He says there are many prizes up for grabs for the enthusiastic voters.
“I would like to congratulate Cleo for making it to the finals, it has not been easy I know and all I can ask Zambians is to continue voting so that the money comes to Zambia. Cleo is a strong contender and I think you agree that surviving more than three evictions is not a joke, so let’s support her,” says Marlon.
Now, talking of finals and Africa’s favourites, it might surprise people that the two Nigerians have continued to enjoy a nomination-free stay in the Big Brother house. To Beverly and Melvin, this is a plus to them, but to Africa, it might be a different story.
Facing the facts, the two Nigerians can be the housemates’ favorite and NOT Africa’s choice. The danger is that Beverly has not tasted nominations ever since she entered the house. Could she surely be Africa’s choice? This platform does not think so.
What about Melvin? Yes, Melvin was once made to face the gallows of eviction but played his game smartly by choosing not to save himself but maintain the nominees list that included himself as it were.
This was an attention-grabbing tactic by the Nigerian, which won him many votes. He is a threat, this platform believes.
Talking of Delish, it would only be a fair game for the beautiful Namibian to walk away with with the cash if Zambia’s Cleo does not make it.
The Namibian has proved to Africa that she is one of the strongest contenders of this year’s show. She has surely maintained her cool and played the game well.
Just like Dellish, Cleo has equally survived several nominations and eviction as she was surely perceived a huge threats to many housemates especially evicted Tanzanian, Feza.
Feza confessed that she indeed wanted Zambia’s Cleo out of the game because she felt the Zambian beauty could not be trusted around her evicted love interest Oneal and that she was a strong competition.
Feza, a budding singer, told the Times of Zambia via a telephone interview that contrary to what Zambians and Cleo fans might think that she hates Cleo, she holds nothing against the Zambian beauty.
She said that ever since she got into the house, her aim was to win the life-changing money, thus playing her cards wisely by nominating threats in the game like Cleo.
“I don’t hold anything personal against Cleo, only that at first I thought she wouldn’t be trusted close to my man Oneal and that we both have a similar personality … she sings and raps just as I do. Those were the only reasons and she is very smart too … I felt she was competition,” she said.
Asked how she would feel if Cleo won the 2013 Big Brother Africa, Feza surprisingly said: “Wow, I would be very happy for her, really I don’t hold anything against her and it would be a good feeling for me to see her win the cash,”
Feza says her plans now that she is outside the Big Brother house and that she is definitely not getting her hands on the dollars, she would go back home and work on her musical talent, which she says is still raw.
About her union with Oneal, Feza says she would love to have Oneal as the captain of her heart but that would depend on how the two will relate outside the Big Brother house.
“Life outside the Big Brother house is different so I can’t confirm if we will get married or not, because we have to meet and discuss this issue on a different level now,” she says.
On possibility of her working together with Cleo musically, Feza says she had a chat with Cleo while in the house and that the two agreed to someday work together.
The game is finally here! The battle lines have been drawn, who will reach the final line in the Big Brother the Chase?
Get involved and save your favorite housemate through voting. Each week voting opens immediately after Monday night’s nomination show and closes at 06:00 CAT on Sunday morning.
There are three ways to vote to keep your favourite housemate in Big Brother: The Chase – via web, SMS or mobile site. You can also win amazing prizes by voting in the process, like DStv HD PVR’s and DStv Walkas.
To vote via web go to www.bigbrotherafrica.com. Log in, click ‘Vote’ and then click the appropriate button for the housemate you’d like to keep in the house. You may vote once per hour on the website or again one per hour on the mobile site. To vote via SMS, send the word VOTE, followed by the name of the housemate you would like to keep in the
game, to the number 414. This applies to all networks.
Stay tuned to DStv channels 197 and 198 for all the Big Brother: The Chase action 24/7, or catch the daily shows on AfricaMagic Entertainment at 20:00 hours CAT, Tuesday-Friday with highlights of the week on Saturday at 20:00 CAT and tuned to Radio Power FM for updates. You can also Email your opinion and observations on this year’s Big Brother: The Chase to firstname.lastname@example.org