The first week in the Big Brother Titans house was filled with drama and ended on a high note, with Biggie surprising the housemates by announcing that no one would be going home that night. This was the first time that the phrase "all dressed up with nowhere to go" was a good thing, as the housemates had dressed in their Sunday best in anticipation of an eviction. However, it turned out that the nominations from the previous Monday were fake, as eviction Sundays and viewer voting had not yet begun.
It was the second surprise of the evening, as the housemates had not been informed who was up for eviction – a Biggie twist that kept the house on edge all week.
Co-hosts Lawrence Maleka and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu revealed the alleged eviction nominees during the first official live Sunday show of the season. The nine housemates up for eviction were: Blaqboi, Jaypee, Jenni O, Justin, Khosi, Nana, Olivia, Yaya, and Yemi Cregx.
During the live show, Ebuka had some advice for the housemates, saying: "If you wanted to be in your comfort zone, you could have stayed home for that. Open yourselves up wholeheartedly to this journey."
The first week also saw the housemates lose their wager and suffer a brutal 75% budget cut for the next week. To make matters worse, while they were drowning their sorrows at the pool party, Biggie had another surprise for them - four new housemates joined the show. Sandra, Miracle OP, Blue Aiva, and Theo Traw brought the number of occupants in the #BBTitans house from 20 to 24, making winning the $100,000 grand prize a lot tougher.
With the first week featuring new cliques, hot gossip, romantic relationships forming, and rivalries unfolding, co-host Lawrence said of it all: “This sounds like a telenovela.” If anyone would know, it’s him.
Earlier in the week, Mmeli was elected the first Head of House in a paper plane challenge that required precision and skill. Reflecting on his week as HoH, he said, "It's hitting me that I'm becoming the blueprint into doing this thing, and that certain people have to learn from my mistakes and what I should have done. I hope they can learn from me and that I can learn from them, too."
The coming week will see a new group of nominees up for possible eviction. Who will be on the hit list and what will be the drama leading up to it? There's only one way to find out!
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