When the seventh season of Nigeria’s most watched reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, started in July 2022, many of its enthusiastic followers kinda believed they knew Biggie’s script.
First of all, the organisers of the show revealed that it would be having two opening nights just like its previous season – many believed either the male or female housemates would turn up on both nights.
That was the first tip of the iceberg as both male and female housemates showed up on both opening nights, proving many fans wrong again.
Trust Nigerians as they moved on from that real quick and expressed worry over the size of the house where the first set of housemates moved into. Then came the following night; as the second set of housemates moved into another house.
For many, the second house looked more appealing while the first house appeared cheesy.
Biggie named both houses Level 1 and Level 2 while fans of the show called them ‘The Islanders’ and ‘The Trenches,’ other called them, ‘Duplex’ and ‘Self contain.’
Another big issue fans have had since the premiere is the fact that they have to watch the show on two channels, something a lot of people have been struggling with.
Many have wondered how the organisers of the reality TV show came up with two houses and two channels.
This is what happened.
During the show laumch, the host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu revealed that Biggie had something up his sleeves. He went on to share a short clip of a game the housemates played while they were still contestants.
The game involved two name cards (a multi-colored card and black and white card), a deck of playing cards and two dices.
The game aimed to determine who wrote their names first on any of the name cards. The housemates who were contestants were then paired for the game.
After they played the game which involved rolling the dice, the winner of each game wrote their name first on the name card of their choice while the loser wrote theirs on the second card.
Those who wrote their names on the multi-coloured cards moved to the Level 2 (Trenches) house while those who wrote theirs on the black and white card found their way to the Level 1 (Islanders) house.
Even though many feel it is too cumbersome surfing their TV sets to keep up with both houses, others believe it is part of Biggie’s plan to keep fans glued to the show.
It is believed in many quarters that the two house scripts being bankrolled by Biggie are just part of the planned surprises, twists and jaw-breaking ploys planned to make this season one of its best.