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Day 1 - 24 Jul: The All Stars house is buzzing with excitement – BBNaija

23 July 2023
What do you get when you place 20 previous housemates in the same house? An exciting all star season!
Excitement in All star house

The highly anticipated season 8 of Big Brother Naija brought an unexpected twist that sent waves of excitement through the housemates and viewers alike. As the new batch of housemates walked into the iconic BBNaija house, they were in for a surprise that would forever change the dynamics of the game. 

The air was electric with anticipation as they caught a glimpse of familiar faces from previous seasons. The joyous reunion was an explosive cocktail of emotions, laughter, and an overwhelming sense of pride. Not only did Biggie bring back previous housemates, but he also brought back previous winners as well as Mercy Eke, and Whitemoney who were the last to be introduced to the house. 

Settling in

As the season 8 housemates stepped into the house, their jaws dropped as they saw some of their favourite previous housemates standing before them. The mixture of surprise and elation was evident on their faces, making for an unforgettable moment. Soma, known for his cheerfulness, couldn't contain his excitement as he lifted Ceec off her feet, spinning her around in pure joy. This spirited welcome set the tone for what would become an evening of unforgettable memories. Soma did not hold back on the compliments either, even telling Doyin how "fine" she was. 

Getting acquainted

It was giving reunion vibes as if old friends were reuniting after years of separation. The camaraderie between the previous housemates and the current ones was heartwarming, and so was the intensity. However, even the quieter moments didn't dampen the energy of the house and some Housemates, including Ceec and Whitemoney, could be seen taking it all in from the sidelines at times, as they acclimatised and also grabbed a bite to eat after a long day. They quickly jumped back into the swing of things and mixed and mingled. At some point, an energetic Uriel who had been working the room, found a quiet space and took a breather while holding her "heavy dress". As soon as she had caught her breath, she was back in the mix.

Biggie drops a bombshell

While everyone was getting reacquanited, Big Brother came over the house speakers and asked the housemates to gather in the lounge. As has come to be expected, Big Brother got the niceities out of the way and gave the housemates a warm welcome, then proceeded to drop a bombshell that is sure to raise the stakes and cause a bit of wahala. This season, the housemates are allowed to openly discuss nominations. This changes the game, because it opens the housemates up to creating possible alliances that may have a big impact on the game, and also forces them to relook the strategies they came into the house with.

Things have changed

Living arrangements 

Amidst all the excitement, the practicality of living in the Big Brother house couldn't be overlooked. As the night progressed, the housemates proceeded to allocate beds to themselves. Mercy Eke, known for her no-nonsense attitude, had her eyes on a bed that was not too close to the air conditioner, fearing it might make her sick. In true royalty style, Mercy Eke wanted to be allocated two hangers, but Level Up's Doyin was not having it, and pleaded with her to give up one as she did not have a hanger. 

The All Star season seems to be a gathering of like-minded individuals, all sharing the same passion for the game and the memories it created. The coming together of different seasons under one roof was not just a television spectacle; it was a testament to the enduring impact of Big Brother Naija on its contestants and fans. The connection between these reality stars transcends their seasons, bringing together a unique bond that only they could understand; this is not their first rodeo. 

It's about to be an exciting one. 

Big Brother Naija Season 8 starts on Sunday 23 July from 19:00 WAT on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family channels. It will also air on the 24-hour channels 198 on DStv and 49 on GOtv. Fans across Africa will also be able to stream via African online streaming service, Showmax. Make sure you don’t miss anything from Biggie’s world on our website and be part of the #BBNaija gist on Twitter, InstagramFacebook and TikTok.