ZIMBABWEAN representatives in this year’s edition of Big Brother Africa (BBA) Season 9, Tariro Mharapara, aka Butterphly, and Jerome Arab, better known as JJ, both survived the season’s first eviction night on Sunday.
Big Brother Hotshots first eviction was held on Sunday evening, but unfortunately, Zambia’s Resa and Mozambique’s Mira were ejected after spending only one week in the house.
Uganda’s Ellah survived eviction by a whisker after finding herself among the 12 contestants who got zero country votes. Only one housemate, Macky2, got two as 11 other housemates, including Butterphly, received 1 country vote each. Ella’s group, Waka Waka, is safe from nomination this week and JJ together with Frankie and Tayo are leading in the nominations.
Butterphly, together with Alusa, M’am Bea and Goitse, all nominated Uganda’s Esther due to a number of inconsistencies in her character. Esther, who looked quite tipsy during her diary session, nominated JJ and Permithias.
“It’s been an amazing journey and I’m at peace,” Resa said during the live eviction show in which she was the first housemate to be evicted in BBA Hotshots.
The second housemate (Mira) to be evicted on the same night also said that she was not disappointed by the eviction.
Mira admitted that she had, however, become quite close with Namibian housemate Luis, who she said was a fine guy.
Back in the house after the two were evicted, Luis could not hold his tears over Mira’s eviction to confirm the “closeness” that Mira had mentioned and Kenya’s Sabina comforted him.
“I am happy to be out of the house because I was missing my family and my phone so much,” she said.