All eyes will be on the screen as millions of viewers will be scrambling to catch the climax of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown Season tomorrow Sunday, September 27th 2020. Will it be Laycon or Nengi?
At the beginning of Big Brother Naija show, twenty housemates were in the running for the grand prize. But now, only five remain. Laycon, Nengi, Vee, Dorothy and Neo are pulling out all the stops to walk away with the grand prize of N85m (U.S.$200,000). Who do you think will emerge the winner? We’ll find out tomorrow as viewers can catch the action live on DStv Channel 198 which will is available on all DStv Packages and also Africa Magic. Those with Showmax subscription can also stream it on the go.
Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) season 5 reality show commenced on Sunday 19 July, 2020 despite fears of the ravaging COVID-19, and will finally come to end tomorrow Sunday 27 September 2020 with the Grand Finale expected to start at 7:00PM (+1 GMT) where the winner of the lockdown edition of the show will be declared.
So will it be Laycon or Nengi? To a large extent, the race to the finish line is between the two favourite housemates as the season had seen them dominate social media and gather most votes when placed on the eviction block. However, Sunday’s verdict will determine whose dominance was stronger.
Although numerous predictions favour Laycon, the BBNaija went well as planned despite the coronavirus outbreak as the organisers went ahead to host the popular show under strict health measures. Unlike previous seasons, the housemates had no encounter with outsiders except for the DJs and a few musicians who entertained them within an enclosed area.
The usual twists of new and fake housemates were also not included in this season as a preventive measure while the duration of the show was reduced to 71 days as against the 91 days which have the norm of the production.
In this regard, all housemates took COVID-19 test and were isolated for two weeks prior to opening the show. The housemate was also be restricted from having physical contact with people outside the house. All artistes that were invited during the Saturday night Party also had to undergo COVID-19 test and self-isolate prior to their visit to the house.
And despite all the changes, the entertainment value from the show was not affected. Fans have been intrigued by the series of dramas that have shaped this season. From the unexpected disqualification of Erica, the Ozo and Nengi fraught relationship to Lucy’s peevish antics.
Laycon however has grown to be a fan’s favourite mostly for his humble background. Unlike other housemates who boast of good family background and good looks, Laycon had little or nothing to show except his creative talents. His creativity endeared many to him and with most music stars rooting for him, the ‘underdog’ narrative began to change to that of an ‘iconic’ winner.
His support is arguably built on sympathy with his die-hard fans believing he deserves the N85 million grand prize more than other contestants. Notwithstanding, Nengi fans are not backing out. They are also pushing for the fair-skinned Bayelsa state indigene to win on Sunday. Armed with good looks, Nengi is mostly loved for her beauty. She also grabbed headlines with the way she handled her fellow housemate Ozo’s interest in her.
While the latter continuously professed and expressed his love for her, she never gave him the green light. His constant attachment to her is believed to have cost Ozo a chance in the finals. He was regarded as the most intellectual housemate in the house.
It is also whispered in some corners that of the two housemates, Nengi is a good face for the brand. If she emerges the winner on Sunday, she will become the second female to win the show. Mercy Eke was crowned the first female winner of Big Brother Naija last year.
While Laycon and Nengi seem to be on the lead to the finals, it will be a big surprise to see Dorathy in the first runner-up position. Her fans had shown a quiet resilience by supporting her fiercely on the two occasions she was put up for eviction.
Although Neo and Vee strategically secured a place in the finals, the possibility of them being in the top three is very slim. But in Big Brother Naija house, anything can happen on Sunday.
This time around, the winner of the season 5 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show will receive a grand prize of N85m which includes a N30m cash prize making this season’s winnings the biggest since its debut back in 2006 and highest prize for reality TV show on the continent!
A very big upgrade which is way higher than the N60 million Naira won by Mercy Ike, the winner of the season 4 show. Other gift items and endorsement deals will also be received by the housemates when they are out of the Big Brother Naija house.