Day 9: Clash of Words

09 July 2019
The spicy verbal match between Thelma and Esther.

Thelma and Esther locked horns today in the Big Brother Naija House. Pepper Dem Housemate Thelma did not take it kindly when Esther tried to correct her about using an appropriate tag for people with Down syndrome and things escalated quickly between the two Housemates.

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The Root

The origin of this dicey matter started from their discussion on the Wager Task Big Brother gave them to do. During their brainstorming session, Thelma made a statement about people with Down Syndrome. This prompted Sir Dee and Esther to correct Thelma about calling mentally challenged people "imbecile". They felt she should have been very considerate in her statement about these people.  But it seemed like Esther's correction pissed Thelma off because she flared up like a fuel induced flame.  According to Thelma, Esther corrected her in a mannerless way and she wasn't having any of it. "You don't know how to correct somebody" she screamed in Esther's face. She went on to tell Esther that when next she wants to correct her, she should do so like a human being. Wow! someone is really spicy.

Apparently, Thelma has been counting the number of times Esther had offended her in the House as she said this was not the first time Esther was stepping on her toes. Is there something we should know about these two?

The Peacemakers

Sir Dee, Ike, and Tuoyo settled the matter temporarily by telling Thelma that she was wrong for her actions and they should learn to be sensitive to these issues because they are entertaining a diverse audience and should put that into consideration all the time. Ike was of the opinion that the ladies should conserve their energy for something useful instead of fighting.

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Missed out on it? watch it here.

 All seems well now but for long? 

Ella, KimOprah, Mercy, Sir Dee and Tacha are up for Eviction. Vote for your favourite Housemate here, via the MyDStv App, via the MyGOtv App or via SMS. Voting closes on Thursday 11 July at 21:00 WAT. Big Brother Naija is proudly sponsored by Bet9ja, and is available on all DStv packages, and on GOtv Max and GOtv PlusFor more information on Big Brother Pepper Dem follow us on YouTubeInstagramTwitter and Facebook.