It was an evening of confusion, mixed feelings and tears as Big Brother executed the final stage of his week-long prank.
But with two weeks remaining to the end of Big Brother Africa, the remaining housemates will be wondering why Biggie pushed the limits that far, all in the name of a prank.
It all unfolded last week when Biggie introduced 10 former housemates in the house, informing the remaining 10 hotshots that Africa would be voting to either replace the current housemates or retain them-it was a prank of course by the only the ex-housemates knew it was.
So when Uti from Nigeria, Natasha from Malawi, Miss P from Botswana, Vimbai from Zimbwabwe, Sulu from Zambia, Feza from Tanzania, Elikem from Ghana, Luclay from South Africa and Lionel from Mozambique and Denzel from Uganda entered the house, their mission was clear.
Biggie had instructed them to cause drama and push the hotshots to the limit by pretending that they are in to get the money, and oh boy, it worked.
For the last one week, the ex-housemates got on the nerves of their unsuspecting counterparts and ensured that they at least got distracted.
Biggie however was not done yet, on Sunday (yesterday) he executed a fake eviction which left the Hotshots in further confusion and emotional breakdown.
He had said that 10 potential housemates would be evicted or swapped and the housemates believed it was true.
When IK crossed over to the house, as usual he dramatized things making housemates who had packed their bags to believe that they could all be evicted.
Vimbai, Luclay and Lionel were the first to be ‘evicted’ followed by yet another fake eviction of Tayo, Sipe and Ellah. But instead of going on stage, the trio were put in the diary room and told to freeze. He then returned and removed Lionel, Sulu, Elikem and Miss P.
But just as the housemates were still trying to come to terms, he ordered the housemates to freeze before he requested the remaining 3 ex-housemats Uti, Natasha and Denzel, during the freeze. They could not even say good bye.
He then announced that it was a prank as the fake hotshot evictees made their way back in the house.
At this point, Biggie had pulled off one of biggest pranks of BBA. Some hotshots like Goitse could not take it while Macho men like Tayo also broke down.
As they tried to understand things, Biggie told them that there is no eviction but reminded them that business remains as usual.