Big Brother: Ichemeta evicted

The action packed week saw the first housemate being evicted from the house as well as the first kisses between the lovebirds ‘ Joseph and Chinedu. Showing on DStv Channel 37, things are shaping up as some housemates are shipping out from the house. The 21-year-old Ichemeta was sent packing during a landmark emotional Eviction Show last week. Following last week’s dramatic nomination show in the diary room, morale was low in the house with everyone dreading the moment when the first housemate to be evicted would be read. But outside the Big Brother house, tens of thousands of fans watched anxiously to meet the first evicted housemate. Even BBN presenter Michelle Dede noted that last week was a weeks of firsts. Asked what went through her mind when she and Yinka were nominated for eviction, Ichemeta said: “I was sad but am cool now.” When she was asked who she would like to win the US$100 000 prize money she picked Helen. An undergraduate student, Ichemeta drew eight nominations from her fellow housemates while self-employed musician Yinka drew five nominations. The only BBN housemate who did not draw any nominations last week was the popular lawyer Ebuka. Even Francisca, who celebrated her birthday last Monday, was not spared in the nomination process. But at the end of the day, it was Ichemeta and Yinka who drew the most fire. Prior to entering the BBN house, Ichemeta confessed that she had a loud mouth. “I talk too much!” she said, describing herself as “a simple and small town girl who believes that no guts, no glory.” She is looking forward to a bright future largely as a result of her participation in the BBN and perhaps pursuing her studies. A romantic by nature, Ichemeta said that she loves Mills & Boones love-themed novels and enjoys sunsets. So it’s no surprise to guess her favourite movie . . . the sweeping romantic epic Gone With The Wind! When selecting her role models, Ichemeta chooses two very different, very similar role models in legendary Egyptian queen Cleopatra and popular actress, singer, businesswoman Jennifer Lopez. She said: “They go for what they want and do what they sent out to do.” If she had stayed in the house and win the US$ 100 000, Ichemeta would have bought a house, a car and start her own company. Her eviction came as a relief to Yinka who was also up for eviction last week. Yinka is seen as a boring housemate and one, who is yet to ignite the house with his down-to-earth character. For those in Lagos, Nigeria, there is going to be an eviction party for Ichemeta this Wednesday. Voting is open to everyone . . . whether you are watching on DStv Channel 37, following the action on M-Net or AfricaMagic, keeping updated on the website or tuning in via broadband, you too can participate and make your voice heard! You can vote in any of the following ways ‘ SMS the name of the housemate you would like to see leave the Big Brother Nigeria house. Send your SMS in Nigeria to 33351 (N50 per SMS). In South Africa, you can send your SMS to 083 920 8406 (R1.50 per SMS). For International voting, SMS +27 83 920 8406 (International rates apply). Interestingly, the statistics available on the website show that audiences are already interacting with the show daily . . . since March 5. The show’s website has drawn over 675 000 website page impressions whilst over 38 000 SMS messages have been received, much to the delight of the show’s production teams Endemol Nigeria and Storm Vision.

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