Lucy Essien has emerged the second Head of House (HoH) in Big Brother Naija ‘Lockdown’ edition. The 30-year-old entrepreneur saw off competition for the coveted position from other housemates to clinch the seat during a game of dice on Monday.
She emerged winner of the weekly Head of House game and picked fellow housemate, Prince, to be her Deputy Head of House. Her win gives them both an exclusive access to the luxurious Head of House lounge and immunity from the week’s imminent evictions.
The weekly HoH game is modelled after the popular Snakes and Ladders board game. It starts with each housemate rolling the dice to get a ‘6’ before moving their totems across the numbered squares. They will encounter obstacles that would take them a few squares backwards or to complete a task like shooting a basketball through a hoop or drinking a bottle of water as quickly as they can. In some cases, their totems could land on squares that allow them to move several squares ahead. The housemates are given one minute to complete the game or go as far as they can before the buzzer goes off.
After doing poorly at the last challenge, the Big Brother Naija lockdown housemates were eager to do better this week and snatch the Head of House title from Nengi, who was exempted from playing the game this week.
At the end of the game, Neo, Ozo, and Lucy had their scores tied. To break this, Big Brother called for a game of ‘sudden death’ which involved each of them rolling the dice. The housemate who landed the highest number on the dice would be declared winner. Lucy was lucky enough to land a ‘6’ on her first throw beating Ozo and Neo who landed a ‘5’ and ‘1’ respectively.
The first round of voting this season opens tonight at 10pm WAT and will close on Thursday, 30 July at 10pm WAT.
Fans can now vote for their favorite housemate to stay in the Big Brother Naija on the website and mobile site – africamagic.tv/bigbrother. Also, via SMS by texting VOTE and the NAME of the HOUSEMATE to 32052. (SMS costs N30 for Nigeria only and available on the participating networks – Airtel, MTN and 9Mobile).
New this season is the tiered voting system which will give DStv and GOtv viewers more votes via the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps to keep their favourite BBNaija housemates in the house. DStv Premium customers will get 2,500 votes; Compact Plus will have 1,500 votes; Compact customers will get 750 votes while Confam and Yanga customers will get 500 and 200 votes respectively, For GOtv customers on Max, they get 350 votes and GOtv Jolli customers get 200 votes. Voting on the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps is open only to subscribers in Nigeria with eligible packages and an active subscription.
Betway is the Headline sponsor of BBNaija season 5 and the Gold sponsor is Guinness.
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