When Biggie introduced 24 Housemates in two days and placed them on different Levels, we knew it would be an exciting season. The House was separated into two Levels, 1 and 2, and the Housemates were unaware of their occupation in each Level until the first Head of House Game that saw Level 1 assert their dominance after Eloswag took the win. The Housemates knew each other and were elated to meet up again since lockdown, and would meet in the Arena and the Saturday Night Party Room thereafter.
When we thought there would only be 24 Housemates in the House, Biggie introduced Fake Housemates and Riders; Modella, Deji, Chizzy and Rachel. Their introduction to the House offered an exciting turn as they instigated some drama and hopped on some ships.
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Ships unexpectedly sailed in the House, with Shella being the first one that got off the dock. Others soon sailed; Khalid and Daniella as well as Groovy and Beauty. The latter had a dramatic end after Beauty got Disqualified on Day 15 following an altercation with Groovy during a Saturday Night Party. Her exit out of the House was an entrance for the season's Winner Phyna. The two started getting close shortly after Amaka opened up to Phyna about her crush on Groovy.
Major changes with major impact
Housemates were left shocked when Fake Housemate Deji and Groovy were swapped to opposite Levels after Biggie gave Deji a Secret Task. He was supposed to complain about his presence in Level 1 and request Biggie to move him to Level 2, which he executed successfully. His entrance into Level 2 saw the ladies gushing over him, but he maintained his loyalty to his girl, Chichi.
Level 1 won the HoH title consecutively, leading to the back-to-back Evictions of Level 2 Housemates. Although the latter lost HoH, they won the Wager Presentation, which earned them Pocket Naira for food supplies. This meant Level 1 Housemates would have immunity but survived on the bare minimum.
The two Levels soon merged to create one House but remained divided until the final day. Food gbas gbos became the order of the day, and Housemates could not decide whether they should cook and eat as a collective or enjoy their food individually. Their food war escalated until it required Biggie's intervention, but even that did not halt the constant disagreements.
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Dotun's HoH win came with a surprise twist as Housemates received an opportunity to Nominate one Housemate for immediate Eviction. Amaka was the most Nominated Housemate and left Biggie's House on Day 37. Her Eviction moved a love square into a love triangle between Giddyfia, Rider Rachel and Diana. After spotting Giddyfia and Rachel sitting cosily at the Saturday Night Party, Diana and Rachel had a fiery exchange of words. After this altercation, Diana cut Giddyfia off and she did it in a heartbeat and never looked back. Theirs was not the only entanglement in the House. Khalid's Eviction led Daniella into Dotun's eyesight, and Adekunle expressed his interest as well.
Fights were inevitable when Housemates were still in their selective Levels and even after the merge. Fights would erupt over chores, food and what felt like personal attacks on Housemates. Other fights were between one ship against the other. Groovy and Sheggz once felt the need to defend their girls when a fight broke out between Bella and Phyna. This happened during Phyna's HoH reign; a first in the Level Up House.
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Hello Level 3
The first Eviction of Level 1 Housemates came with another surprising twist. Doyin, Eloswag and Chomzy's exit did not lead them to the Live Eviction Show stage with Ebuka. Instead, they moved into the new Level 3. It was newly renovated and made the House Guests feel like VIPs. They were excited to not be Evicted from the game, and Phyna, Groovy and Bryann would be surprised to see them in the House they would use to watch a movie as part of the Showmax HoH reward. The House Guests moved back into the House and only stayed another week and got Evicted the following Sunday.
When we thought there would no longer be any more surprises up Biggie's sleeve, Ebuka entered the House and came out with Riders Rachel and Chizzy. This was after Ebuka exposed Modella as a Fake Housemate during Live Show 7 on 28 August. When Ebuka said, "will the Fake Housemate please step forward," only Modella did because Deji, Rachel and Chizzy received instructions from Biggie earlier that day in the Diary Room not to step forward.
Fast forward to the last days, Sheggz, Hermes and Groovy's Eviction left a sadness in the House but also revealed the Top 6 in the Game. Adekunle, Bella, Bryann, Chichi, Daniella, and Phyna were the Level Up Finalists. During the Finale, Daniella, Chichi, Adekunle and Bella were Evicted from the show. That left the two Housemates that entered the House together on the same Level - Bryann and Phyna - as Big Brother Naija Level Up Season 7's last two Housemates standing. After a dramatic dead pause, Ebuka announced Phyna as the overall Level Up Winner.
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