Last week on Big Brother Africa tagged: The Revolution, viewers saw two completely different experiences – while the men could forget about eviction for the week and focus on their task, the women pampered themselves and pondered who would be evicted after just one week.
Big Brother had volunteered the male housemates to take part in a 3-day Bootcamp. The group splitted into two squads and selected squad leaders – for the red team, Leonel and for the green team, Jeremy. As part of the task, the bedroom was divided into two defensive camps. The squads must try to steal each other’s mascots, learn a marching song and sequence, have a watchman patrolling the house from dinner to breakfast.
The Twin Twist is still part of the game – but they had a lot to catch up with come switch time as a lot of events keep unfolding in the house. Edward couldn’t be too careful - he had to remember the most basic things like where he must sleep, since the room had been re-organised for the task. He had to remember who his teammates were for the task, new, old and fake alliances - all of this, and he didn’t even realize exactly how much some of his housemates were on to him!
Jeremy had heard female voices near the house – and let Big Brother know during his diary session that he thought he had figured out BB’s game!
As for the girls, Emma enthused over Jeremy’s muscles, telling Big Brother that she couldn’t wait to meet the boys. Rene also asked BB to let the men and women mix in the near future. Kristal used her diary session to tell Big Brother how she thought the existing cliques in the house had already turned into alliances and she said: “if you're not in one, you're out!” Liz told Big Brother that she saw a division in the house between the ladies who were ‘more westernized” and those with more traditional views.
As part of the 3-day Bootcamp, the men’s tasks included a bedroom inspection, with each team inspecting the other’s beds, a ‘rock on’ challenge where each team had to hold a rock in a net for as long as possible and ‘sawn off’, where the red and the green teams had to saw along the painted lines of a tree trunk, with the first team to produce the pieces individually winning the task. And as if there wasn’t enough physical exercise, the housemates had to ‘assume the position.’ Each housemate had to get into the position of doing a pushup and hold it for as long as they could, and at the end of the day, the green team won the ‘rock on’ challenge and the red team took the sawing challenge.
The ladies on also received their first task of their time in the house, having to make miniature Ndudas – representations of the housemates – just as they men had to last week. The task also seemed to give them the chance to get to know each other better.
As part of their Nduda task, the ladies had to present speeches about why they deserve to stay in the Big Brother Revolution house. Rene told Africa she was doing it for Namibia, while Elizabeth burst into tears while telling the rest of the housemates about growing up without a father and having to take care of her family. Edna was optimistic, pointing out that she is in the house because of her work ethic. She promised to dedicate her work to educating the children of Angola. Mzamo spoke from the heart about being an ‘original Malawian’ and Maggie told Africa she is ‘full of variety.’ Liz dedicated her speech to "being real and fabulous” while Geraldine gave love to her home country, Nigeria .
Kevin and Itai discussed the alliances while lying in bed, and observed there were two distinct groups in the house - one consisting of Phil, Yacob, Eddie and Hannington and the other made up of Quinn, Leonel, Jeremy, Kevin and Itai.
The final day of the men’s Bootcamp task involved peeling as many potatoes as possible, as fast as possible. While getting on with the task, though, the two teams come under vicious attack from an unseen foe! Potatoes aimed at the housemates could be seen flying in from outside walls, but the troops valiantly stuck to their task! At the end of the afternoon, the buckets of peeled potatoes were delivered to Nobuhla Hostel and the Noah orphanage in Alexandra, Johannesburg – so the housemates’ hard work wasn’t in vain!
To end off the task, the housemates were provided with ingredients for a hearty dinner. Awards were handed out, acceptance speeches made and mascots honourably discharged. The evening was sealed with a reward of cigars and cognac – which led to a toast to evicted comrades Wayoe and Teddy.