WITH the way the nomination list stands, this week is definitely critical on the M-Net reality show. The two pairs up for possible eviction come Sunday, happen to comprise the most entertaining housemates so far â€“ Hannington and Nigeriaâ€™s Kevin.
But of course, one of the pairs weighs heavier than the other owing to what else the second housemate adds to the game even though they are not as entertaining.
Taking the lead is the pair comprised of Hannington and Ethiopiaâ€™s Yacob. Ugandaâ€™s Hannington might not be the housematesâ€™ favourite. Of course you know why.
Our dude is simply a threat, so the housemates want him evicted. A threat in every sense of the word, that is, he could win the jackpot; then the guys fear that the girls they have their eyes on have the hots for Hannington.
Itâ€™s that bad â€“ blame it on his cool looks, especially now that he has shaven off his rugged hair and looks ready for a role on a James Bond movie set.
But the housemates aside, Hannington has lots of viewers with an eye on him. They like it that heâ€™s just about the only guy in the house who is sincere with his emotions.
If he likes a girl, he goes in for her. If she starts beaching about, he puts her in her place, as in, tells her off and moves on to the next one who can handle his self-worth.
If anyone is messing up with him, he gives it to them in full shots, unlike the others who want to cushion their temperaments.
The fans love this and will definitely vote to keep him in the house so they see what else he is about to do.
His unpredictable personae aside, he has got gray matter up his skull and discusses serious stuff when it is his â€˜seriousâ€™ time, which we serious people love, really.
So itâ€™s not with the housemates that he needs friends. The friends he needs are viewers, whom he already has across Africa â€“ you and I. So Vote to keep him in the house. Type â€˜Vote Hanningtonâ€™ and send your SMS to 6626 across all networks, or vote online via www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother.
Remember that Yacob, his partner in arms, is also strong in other fronts. His laziness aside, he is just about the brainiest guy in the house â€“ discusses foreign policy, national interest, international laws, diplomacy, name it.
And he can study the game and tell what might happen â€“ on Sunday he predicted how the teams would vote Monday morning and it turned out real.
In fact, he canvassed to avert the voting trend, and although housemates minds were already made up and he failed to change them (they couldnâ€™t listen to reason), he showcased good brain power that I predict could win him a job on the next campaign team in his country.
So the viewer who knows their game will definitely vote in favour of Hannington and Yacob, but not Kevin and Elizabeth.
What does â€˜wana-beâ€™ Kevin add to the game apart from dressing up and walking with a swagger?
Besides, two other Nigerians would stay in the house with Kevin gone. I still canâ€™t put a finger on what Tanzaniaâ€™s Elizabeth adds, which means sheâ€™s expendable.
Thatâ€™s why Hannington will survive. Just vote and see.
Come Sunday, our Hannington will survive eviction