WITH only two more evictions to go before the grand finale of the ongoing Big Africa Amplified series, Zambian housemates Mumba Mwaka and Kimberly Musonda are still in contention in the popular continental series.
Despite Mumba coming up for possible eviction this Sunday, following a dramatic swap in which this week’s Head of House Vimbai of Zimbabwe chose to save compatriot Wendall whom she replaced with the Zambian lass, the duo has over the past weeks played the game smoothly and survived eviction nominations.
The Zambian housemates have each only been put for possible eviction once since the show commenced on May 1 and for Mumba, it was in a similar circumstance as on Monday, where a head of the house had to swap her again.
This week, Mumba joins Malawi’s Lomwe Namali, Vina Longpet (Nigeria), Bernadina Buys (Namibia) and Botswana’s Zeus Bantsi for possible eviction which if she is sent home, will leave only Zimbabwe with two housemates from the same country as Nigeria is also likely to lose Vina.
Should Mumba survive eviction on Sunday, it is likely the Zambian housemates will be part of the final list for next month’s finale, the possible two winners of the 200,000 dollars each.
But how exactly has the Zambia duo performed this far?
The Livingstone beautician has puzzled a number of people including her fellow housemates in the manner she has been playing the game in the house.
Unlike Mumba, Kim has been highly exposed and interactive with the male housemates. She has so far been linked to two relationships since the game started, with the first one being with the now-evicted Kenyan housemate Nic Wangondu and the current relationship with Lomwe. In both, Kim has been seen to be seeking too much attention and literally showing everybody that she is in love.
However, most viewers have seen her to be a backstabber since she nominated Nic who was evicted. And just on Monday, Kim surprised everyone when she repeated her actions by nominating Lomwe who is now up for possible eviction. Such schemes have arguably made Kim a smart game player who is eliminating her competitors by making them fall into her trap.
Additionally, Kim’s general conduct in the house is that of befriending everyone and participating in most discussions mainly those dealing with sex and relationships.She has also revealed herself as a highly emotional person who cries at almost every eviction night.
On the other hand, Mumba has been the quiet one who seems to be moving with the flow. Although she plays the game in a very reserved manner, the deejay/radio presenter’s weaknesses have more than once come to the fore when she takes alcohol. This has made other housemates like South Africa’s Luclay Misoya see her as a pretender. However, Mumba generally remains a lovable person in the house who is ready to stand and defend herself when things get out of hand.
For instance, she has been on record of standing up against Luclay who ranted and put the house under fire after surviving an eviction.
With the pressure of facing a possible eviction, find out on Dstv’s channel 198 this Sunday on how our Mumba will react when Africa decides.
So far, 13 housemates of the initial 26 have been evicted since the show’s launch in May. This includes the expulsion of Tanzanian housemate Lotus Kyamba on May 20 for contravening of the Big Brother rule against violence during an argument with Luclay.
This year’s finale will have two winners receiving US$200,000 each.