The Housemates on M-NetÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Big Brother Amplified got two massive surprises this week Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the Houses merged on Monday, and then nobody was evicted last night (3 July) during the live eviction show! Rest assured though Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Big Brother has a ton of tricks up his sleeve and is sure to shock any Housemates who have let their guard down, with just 4 weeks of the show to go!
IK kicked off the show with a review of the merge and how the Heads Housemates had struggled to come to terms with the confrontational atmosphere in the Tails House. After Zambian lyrical masters Zone Fam rocked the Amplified stage with Ã¢â‚¬Å“Shaka Zulu On Ã¢â‚¬ËœEmÃ¢â‚¬Â (revealing that their favourite Housemate is Sharon O), IK gave viewers some insight into the burgeoning romance in the merged House this week. The merge and the subsequent Ã¢â‚¬Ëœpower cutÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ set pulses racing as the Housemates re-jigged strategy and followed their hearts, with some serious effects on the game.
Lomwe seems to have forgotten about Vina’s overtures and turned his attention to Kim, who seems to be struggling with her feelings for the Malawian. SheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s suspicious of his sudden interest Ã¢â‚¬â€œ but clearly the feeling is mutual! The relationship between Miss P, Alex and Weza is more complicated than a mystery novel – Weza initially declared her love for Alex, but now that Alex is reciprocating, she seems unsure of how to proceed. She told him to his face that she isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t sure that his feelings are sincere, but heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sworn that he likes her. He says he likes Miss P in Ã¢â‚¬Å“a motherly kind of wayÃ¢â‚¬Â but is physically attracted to Weza. Weza broke down on Sunday afternoon after Alex confessed his love for her and Luclay behaved less than kindly towards her.
Zeus seems intent on dodging KarenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s enthusiastic advances. SheÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s demanding kisses, but heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s maintaining that he has a girlfriend! Despite his protests, he gladly accepted a massage from the Nigerian and his resolve seems to be waning Ã¢â‚¬â€œ could he be falling for her too?
IK then gave viewers the chance to catch up with last weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s evicted Housemate, Felicia. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Big Brother experience for me was fun, crazy in a way, but I had a good experience,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I loved the tasks, I loved the parties, I loved the people, it was fun.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“When Vina swapped me, it was obvious – I saw it coming, but I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think that that would be my exit. But I understand her because she didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have much of a choice Ã¢â‚¬â€œ I was the only one who wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t nominated and she had been nominated three times in a row before that, so she needed a break,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said of her surprise exit at the hands of the distraught Nigerian. She said that being part of Big Brother Amplified had taught her to go after the things she wanted and given her a fascinating insight into the lives and cultures of her fellow Africans. She revealed that she had felt closest to Millicent during her time in the House, while her least favourite Housemate was Hanni.
Back on stage, Zone Fam rocked the stage again with Ã¢â‚¬Å“MbamaÃ¢â‚¬Â before Soul Candi diva Lolo wrapped up the show with a medley of some of her red-hot hits.
With emotions and hormones seeming to rule the House this past week, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be interesting to see how the nominations go on Monday Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and how Head of House Karen, now in charge of a Ã¢â‚¬ËœmergedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ if not Ã¢â‚¬ËœunitedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ House will use her power to influence things. Stay tuned to Big Brother Amplified 24/7 on DStv Channel 198 to see the intrigue unfold.
Two Big Brother Amplified Housemates will walk away with massive prizes of USD200 000 each on 31 July Ã¢â‚¬â€œ thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still a lot of action to come on Big Brother Amplified! Big Brother Amplified is headline sponsored by Coca-Cola. Fans can catch all the latest news, video Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and all-important voting information Ã¢â‚¬â€œ at www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother. Tweet Big Brother @BigBroAfrica, send SMS messages to the on-screen strap, visit the Big Brother Africa Facebook Group to get the low-down on the continentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s favourite reality show and get updated news and two video streams by pressing the Ã¢â‚¬Å“OKÃ¢â‚¬Â button on your DStv remote when on DStv Channel 198.