Get Fit Or Roast
Just like every other morning, the Pepper Dem Housemates were up and getting their fitness routine on. Although getting up was not of their own volition. Biggie had a hand in it as he ordered them all to head to the Arena. Left to the Housemates they would have gladly hit the snooze button.
Breath in, Breathe out
Leading one half of the Team, for a Yoga session was Seyi as he took the Housemates on a breathing exercise. Each Housemate took relaxed breaths as they got ready for heavier fitness drill. They say breathing exercises help you feel calm and in more control. As things get spicier in the Pepper Dem House, the Housemates will definitely need to master the art of keeping calm and in control, so they need this breathing exercise now more than ever.
Mike had the other half of the Housemates working on their cardio before they eventually joined the rest of the other Housemates for a joint workout.
Of course, not everyone was able to push through all the exercise drills. We had Housemates like Seyi, Diane, tapping out in the middle of Planking. In fairness, they did good making it halfway through, but that approach isn’t going help when it comes to winning the eventual prize. The goal is to go all the way.
Our Pepper Dem Housemates love to play and if they have a chance to play while working out, they will eagerly grab it with both hands. Luckily for them, they never run out fun play ideas and this morning, they came up with one to make the work more fun and competitive.
Biggie has asked the housemates to choose a partner and with 300 Bet9ja Coins at stake, the housemates have to pair with the strongest partner.
Apart from playing fun Games, another thing the Housemates have an affinity for is finding other Housemates to pair up with. Sometimes the pairings are romantic (side-eye Gedoni and Khafi) and other times, they are of the gossipy nature. So it really wasn’t so hard for them to select a partner to pair up. Nelson who is currently the Head of House was exempted from this.
The Wager Drama
Deciding a social cause to focus on for the Wager Task had tempers flaring. Tacha who never shies away from confrontation was at the centre of attention as her topic of feminism raised a few eyebrows among the rest of the other Housemates who wanted to choose a more balanced cause. They settled for domestic abuse, but it was still contentious and as Tacha wanted it to majorly reflect the abuses women deal with while the rest of the Housemates wanted a gender-balanced approach. Unable to come to an agreement, Tacha stormed off to continue cooking leaving the Housemates to continue without her. A plea from Seyi and Ike eventually brought her back to join the Team.
As the Housemates rehearsed for the Wager Task Presentation Night play Seyi showed exemplary directorial skills as he kept supplying lines and defining the roles of each of the Housemates. Known for showing charismatic leadership despite having never been the Head of House, Seyi showed a new side with his directorial debut. Who knew he had it in him.
As a little relief exercise in the Pepper Dem House, Biggie surprised the Housemates with amusing freezing moments. As anticipated, Biggie’s Ninjas played a major role in the freeze times. Trust us to capture the different categories the Housemates portrayed during this little exercise:
The Snoring Hulk
While proving to be smarter than Biggie, the Housemates took comfortable positions as soon as the heard him shout - Freeze! In their respective “fake sleeping” positions, our very own Mike, was found snoring, as he had already moved past the freeze moment and moved straight into dreamland.
Bonnie and Clyde
We always have that one couple that does everything together. Eat together, play together and freeze together. Our Pepper Dem couple of the Season - Gedoni and Khafi, served couple goals during the freeze moments. Biggie’s Ninjas did not spare them during the whip cream rounds they had in the garden, as they were the easy target for Biggie’s torture.
Ike was seen fighting a Ninja who attempted to take off his sunglasses during the freeze exercise. This prompted Biggie’s Ninjas to raid the House for the second round of freeze session - as an act of revenge for Ike. Unfortunately, the other Housemates suffered the whip cream torture, except Jeff who saw the whip cream punishment as a treat, as he licked off the cream as the Ninjas sprayed on.
Omashola did not fail to portray his goofy side during this freeze time.
Roles and Props
Cake, Wine And Music
It was Thelma’s birthday and with all the celebrities’ role play and rehearsals for their Thursday Night Play Presentation.
All was set for the surprise party, except the celebrant. The party planners consisting of Nelson, Tuoyo, Khafi, Sir Dee and Mike went to drag Thelma from her bed. When she entered the HoH room, the look on her face was that of awe as she glimpsed the goodies before her. To set the groove rolling, Biggie turned on the music.
To the Zanku Queen
The Housemates had a few words for Thelma. Mike (whose birthday was the next day) said she is full of energy and knows how to keep her cool. Mercy said Thelma is a confident girl, very vocal and she should keep being herself. Tuoyo, ‘Sugar daddy’- Seyi, Frodd, Jeff and Sir Dee were the spiritual fathers of the day as they showered prayers on her. Esther with whom she had a verbal clash the day before, also said a prayer for her. Jackye’s words were interesting as she told Thelma- “your brain dey touch sometimes” before she went on to pray for her.
We were happy to see the smile on Thelma’s face and we say thank you to Bet9ja for the cake.
Watch the celebration here.
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