It was another exciting reunion week with the Pepper Dem gang. The housemates delved into deep emotional issues from the pressures of handling fame and stardom to the dynamics of their relationships within the house.
The Pressures Of Dealing With Fans
The housemates discussed some of the challenges and pressures they feel from their fans and fans of other housemates. Elozonam expressed how the involvement of fans in their lives sometimes feels “intrusive”. Tacha also expressed her concerns about “fake fans” who use the cloak of the Titan symbol to troll other housemates and ruin her relationship with them. Ike on his part shared that housemates cannot control all their fans, and the one fan that gets away is likely to ruin the relationship between housemates.
Frodd and Tacha’s Misunderstanding
Frodd broke down the events that led to the fallout between himself and Tacha. It was all a matter of miscommunication, but because the housemates did not address the issues head-on, it festered and created bad blood.
Frodd encouraged the housemates to openly and publicly support one another to dispel any rumours or suspicions of bad blood where none exists. Given the fragile relationship between fans of different housemates, fans must be constantly assured that housemates are cordial with each other. He explained that liking social media posts or openly loving another will help solve some of these issues.
Jackye and Omashola Make-Up
Jackye and Omashola also hashed out their Twitter misunderstanding with Jackye apologizing to Omashola for overreacting to a tweet he had sent out that she misunderstood.
She explained that she had been triggered by the actions of Omashola’s fans to the tweet and it got to her.
Dual Realities of Life Outside the House
Housemates confront the dual realities of being famous. Kim Oprah shared an experience she had with fans at the airport that encouraged her. She was proud of being recognized despite having spent only a short time in the house.
Enkay also shared her experience with a surprise cash gift she received from a fan. Thelma, however, shared her negative experience of fans being ready to jump to conclusions. She explained that she had gotten a car as part of an endorsement deal but had gotten attacked and accused of having an “audio car” because people were led to believe that her fans had gotten her the car.
Even after coming out to clear the air, the untrue stories were still trailing after her.
Seyi also narrated his experience outside the house, stating that the audience expects him to be buoyant and well to do which is not always the case.
Friend Zoning Situations In The House
Ebuka tried to get to the bottom of some of the relationships that blossomed in the house if they were real or were just as a result of boredom.
He starts with Diane on the dynamics of her relationship with Sir Dee, Nelson and Tuoyo. Diane tried to define the relationships she had with each person, stating that she wasn’t trying to lead anyone on and was merely being friendly. She confessed to liking Nelson in the House but backed off when she saw that he was getting close to Esther.
Ebuka also spoke with Esther about her relationship with Nelson and later with Frodd. Esther is not pleased with how Nelson describes her and her relationship with him outside of the house, stating that she was “a good friend” to him, that they were close and on their way to a relationship.
Nelson admitted that he might have made a mistake with his choice of words but that he was hurt that Esther seemed to move on from their relationship quickly after his eviction when she got close to Frodd.
The two made up and hugged it out.
On Second Chances
Venita explained her drive and passion by saying that “when you are given a second chance, don’t sleep on yourself”. She described herself as a “beast” when it comes down to getting things done because she’s working hard for her kids and anyone looking up to her.
Finally, Ebuka asked the housemates if they preferred their lives before or after the fame that came with BBNaija. Though the housemates admitted to the pressures and difficulties they sometimes face when dealing with fame and their fans, they all preferred their lives after their stay in the Big Brother Naija house.