Mampi gives Africa a farewell dance
Zambia is now down to two representatives Tamara and Talia after celebrity housemate Mampi was evicted from the show last night. Mampi, who lasted 21 days in the 91 day game, became the first Upville housemate to leave.
Mampi appeared very composed as her name was called out as the person leaving the house as fellow housemates reacted to the announcement and surrounded her hugging and kissing her goodbye. Mampi was seen to the door by her best friend in the house Maneta, who was in tears, and Roki who called out “we love you Mampi” after her.
Mampi maintained her composure on stage as she gave show presenter IK her exit interview. He carried on about what a good dancer she was and asked that she dances one final time for the Big Brother audience across Africa. Mampi danced briefly and was about to sit when IK and the studio audience demanded an encore and she obliged. Mampi said she was ready to go as she had missed home too much. “I thought I would be strong and hang on but no,” she said. Mampi had said the same thing to Maneta, Barbz and Prezzo just before the eviction show. She told them she was happy to be in the house but her heart was not. Maneta then explained that Mampi misses home.
The week leading to last night’s eviction saw nominated housemates Mampi, Maneta and Lady May each expecting possible eviction. Earlier yesterday, Mampi told Big Brother in her diary session that she was fine but anxious. Asked about her survival/eviction chances, Mampi said she did not know but had a feeling she could be leaving possibly because she was really missing home.
She told Biggie that her lowest moment in the house was when she discovered that Roki had nominated her while her high moments were many. Mampi revealed that she had enjoyed poking housemates, particularly DKB and Goldie, thereby making them mad. She said she would like to be remembered for who she really was in the house and that is herself. We know for sure Mampi will be missed for her incomparable dance moves and the famous “thunder thighs” that IK kept referring to in her exit interview.
In Downville, Zamba’s representatives are alive, kicking and we assume relieved having survived another week of random nominations. Last evening, the advanced random mechanism used in Downville selected Ghana’s Keita and Mildred and Botswana’s Edith and Eve as this week’s nominees for possible eviction on Sunday.