BBA: Famous 5 standing

The last five standing in the eighth season of Big Brother Africa television reality show, Elikem from Ghana, Beverly and Melvin both  from Nigeria, Dillish from Namibia, and Cleo from Zambia,  have only three days to the final decision: who wins the mouth-watering 300,000.00 US dollars prize.

Elikem became the first confirmed finalist of The Chase. The Ghanaian Chasemate fought quite a few battles to make it to the finish line in one piece.

Having been the target of serious frenemy squabbles, it took Elikem a while to wake up and smell the coffee.

The tailor was quite popular with the ladies before settling with Zimbabwe’s Pokello and the ladies had to take a chill pill.

A man of firsts, Elikem is also the only Chasemate to have had the nerve to nominate his love-interest when he put up Pokello. He is also the first Ghanaian to make it to the finale. He became Head of House three times and survived five evictions.

Beverly is probably the luckiest Big Brother Africa housemate having gone through the entire season without facing the dreaded eviction dagger. It’s safe to say that the Nigerian lass literally walked her way to the finale.

In love, she had a bad experience very early in the game when Uganda’s LK4 tried two-timing her with South Africa’s Koketso. Seeing the Ugandan choose Koketso over her must have been a huge blow but she soldiered on, thanks to being swapped to the Diamond House.

No one wanted to believe that Betty’s Bolt had his eyes fixed on Beverly but that was her story and she stuck to it. Lately, it was Angelo who was her man with whom ‘everything was possible’. Beverly won Head of House  twice during the season.

Cleo, Hakeem’s sweetheart surprised many when she pulled herself together and continued with The Chase even after her beau was booted out.

Having survived four evictions, the Zambian emcee has proved to be quite a strong contender in the game. Though Cleo couldn’t quite crack winning Head of House, she really pulled her weight and was always so close.

Dillish must still be pinching herself after surviving the last eviction that saw South Africa’s, Angelo and Ethiopian, Bimp bite the dust. She is another one that became a regular under the guillotine but Africa would not hear any of it and she was saved on all occasions.

Though she managed to go through the entire season without falling for any of the guys, Dillish occasionally spoke about yearning for some good loving. Sadly, the Namibian princess failed dismally to make Head of House.

Melvin is the only Chasemate to have tested fate and put his own head on the chopping block during his tenure as Head of House, a move that will go down as one of the boldest of the season. Perhaps that’s the reason why his fellow Housemates could not nominate him ever again.

The Nigerian hottie almost wears a permanent smile and never bothers anyone. That’s why it was quite a spectacle when Dillish rubbed him the wrong way this week, making him very angry.

Though he only faced eviction once, by his own doing anyway, Melvin won Head of House three times.

Though everyone is now a Ruby, fact remains that we have three original Rubies and two original Diamonds in the Top 5. Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria and Zambia are represented in the finale.

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