On Day 2, the Tusker Project Fame 4 contestants pitched in to clean the House, but this proved to be a difficult exercise as Kenya’s Steve whined that he hadn’t seen Gabiro doing any cleaning at all.
He thereafter asked Gabiro to clean the verandah and the Rwandan Housemate did not seem happy to be doing such menial tasks. Choreographer Edu arrived for the morning dance lesson and put the Housemates through their paces, some of them struggled with the steps.
Steve of Kenya tried to marshal those that he was working with, but this was proving to be difficult because Gilbert from Rwanda was not participating in the activities. Steve also complained that Gilbert did not seem to have done any work, and in fact asked him to go over the patio again with a rag.
Steve was at it again with K-Deng being his victim this time. He told Rachel, who was cleaning the boys’ room to put out all the boys’ shoes in the sun to air and K-Deng just had stinky shoes. He asked him not to put his dirty shoes back in the room until he cleaned them and let them air first in the sunshine. Once Rachel from Uganda was done cleaning the room, Steve loudly proclaimed to Africa that Rachel is “…a wife.”
K-Deng was offended and they got into a heated argument with Steve about rapping.
Principal Hellen walked into the House and had to wait for the contestants to assemble before she could address them.
The angry Principal asked Housemates to do their chores and preparations faster, to avoid being late and warned them if it happened again, they would all be punished.
Hellen then moved on and started a group song while asking them to pick pieces of paper from a basket.
When they opened them up, they discovered that they were their voting numbers in case they should be up for probation in the weeks to come and needed to canvass east Africa for votes.
Before Voice coach Kavutha came in for the afternoon voice lesson, the students had a jam session with Davis of Uganda playing the guitar, but Leah from Tanzania did not seem interested in the song the others were jamming to.
The students also had a tough time remembering what they had learnt on the previous day’s lesson and could not correctly respond to her questions.
She asked contestants from each country to perform a folk song in the native language. Overall, the group performance went well.
Generally, the contestants seemed exhausted as they went about their activities yesterday. Will they be able to pick up the pace and wow us with their performance on Saturday?
To watch Tusker Project Fame 4, tune in to the daily weekday show from 8. 30 pm - 9 pm (East African time) and 10 pm-10:30 pm (Central African time) on RTV, Citizen TV, UBC TV, TBC TV and SSTV.
You can also log on to www.tuskerprojectfame.com for a piece of the blogging action.