Honeymoon is over in Upville
Apart from the several perks that come with being in Upville, the biggest advantage the housemates in there have had over their Downville counterparts so far has been immunity from eviction.
Downville has already seen two nomination sessions, including on the day the show began, in which a total of eight housemates representing four countries have been nominated for possible eviction. This has resulted in a total of six housemates being evicted and two ‘upgraded’ to Upville to now compete as individuals. Last evening, both Liberian housemates Yadel and Luke were evicted while the pair from Sierra Leone was split up with Dalphin being sent home and Zainab upgraded to Upville.
Upville housemates have been spared the anxiety and uncertainty that naturally comes with the nomination and eviction process but all this has changed with the first nominations taking place in the house today. Show host IK last evening told the housemates that they would have their first nomination session today. And unlike Downville where nominations are done via an advanced random mechanism, Upville nominations will be done via housemates so we can expect some real shockers as masks come off and ‘friends’ possibly turn on each other. Downville housemates broke out in loud jubilation when IK told them they are getting a nomination break this week and everyone is safe until Sunday.
The weekend in Upville was peaceful enough and this may be attributed to the small quantity of alcohol the housemates had access to at their party on Saturday night. Fun, however, was not in short supply as they happily danced to Botswana’s DJ Robbie Rob’s selection. Mampi was her usual energetic self on the dance floor.
In Downville, Talia and Seydou have remained close and are now being suspected of being a ‘couple’. The two have been spending a lot of time together and discussing their concerns about the game. Seydou told Talia he is worried that his partner Esperanca may shock him by opting for a voluntary exit from the house. The ‘couple’ suspicions grew stronger after the two shared a bed at the weekend and woke up quite late.