At the beginning of this ‘Pepper Dem’ season, Big Brother, the ever-invisible landlord of the house, informed the housemates (and by extension viewers of the show) to always expect the unexpected. Some surprises have indeed manifested, including the eviction of housemates without being nominated, the fake eviction of Seyi and Tacha and their subsequent re-introduction into the house to the astonishment of their fellow housemates.
But in the past week, Big Brother unveiled the biggest twist yet when five new housemates entered the house. Actress, Venita Akpofure, and actor cum comedian, Elozonam Ogbolu went in on Tuesday, while Enkay, a 25-year-old tailor and Joe Abdallah, a creative director, were introduced on Wednesday. Cindy completed the line-up of the new entrants on Thursday.
The expressions on the faces of the older housemates when the five new competitors entered the house indicated how shocked they were at the development. They thought they had seen the last of unexpected twists, but they failed to realize that ‘Biggie’ has a lot more of surprises up his sleeves. In their diary sessions during the week, the original housemates wondered why new persons were brought into the house. Mercy specifically told Big Brother: “I want people to leave and not keep coming back”, during her diary session.