With so much at stake, including the Nokia Challenge, Housemates pushed themselves above and beyond their own limits to secure the Wager. As focused as for a school final exam, Housemates dedicated a good chunk of the afternoon to scripting, choreographing and rehearsing their musical presentation. The dining table had been turned into a war room with notes scattered all over and chairs all occupied.
All Housemates had come to the table in their costume, Alex being a bee, Cee-C dressed as a fox, Nina wore a leopard suit, Bambam was in zebra catsuit, as Anto had become a bright yellow rooster. That Lolu passed on a sheep ‘suit and Rico a rabbit’s was quite indicative of how they are perceived as compliant in the House. On the other hand, the two alpha-male were expectedly wearing a gorilla suit (Tobi) and a tiger costume (Teddy A). In a funny twist, Miracle wore a horse costume during the rehearsals only to perform dressed like a tour guide.
Biggie’s instructions were clear for the musical show to be presented under half an hour. In her role as Head of House, Nina had the honour of presenting the theme of the play as bringing a message of unity and peace. In an Arena transformed into an African grassland, all animals entered in an organised fashion, each sticking to their part and always singing their lines. Lolu, Anto and Rico entered growling like all hell had broken loose. Cee-C followed purring into her fox suit. Then Alex skipped around in her bee costume, belting out a parody of Beyonce’s Girls at the top of her lungs with ‘Who runs the world?Bees. Bees.’
Housemates put all their hearts in the delivery of what has proven to be quite a musically challenging task. Judging by the confidence that some have discovered in their vocal cords, a few stars may well have been born tonight.
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