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Five Up For Eviction, Fifty Days Into Airtel’s BBA 8, The Chase

By Uche Peter
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Lagos, Nigeria; July 16, 2013: With a looming merge and the impending introduction of the fake Emerald housemates, it's set to be a dazzling week on Big Brother: The Chase! The housemates are unaware of the drama that's set to unfold on Friday – but they're doing a good job of creating their own after a tough day of nominations.

With the nominations in and the Heads of House having both influenced proceedings, Angelo, Annabel, Bassey, Dillish and Pokello are the housemates in the eviction firing line this week.

In the Ruby house, Pokello and Elikem picked up the most nominations (4 and 3, respectively). Feza and Pokello nominated each other, despite calling a truce this weekend. Feza also nominated Elikem – as did her beau Oneal – so the truce appears to be a little one-sided! Pokello and Cleo both nominated each other for the same reason – they wanted to see how strong a contender the other is. Ruby HoH Sulu elected to save his friend Elikem and put Angelo up in his place – the second time the South African has found himself on the list after being replaced by his Head of House.

The bulk of nominations in the Diamond house went to HoH Bimp and feisty Annabel. Bimp seems to be in danger simply because he can save himself – but as always, there's a question about who will find themselves up for eviction if he does so. Annabel has proven to be a strong contender after surviving multiple nominations – will Africa save her again this week? Dillish also picked up two nominations, from Bimp and Nando. Bimp chose not to test the continent's resolve as Melvin did last week, opting to remove himself from harm's way and put fellow Diamond Bassey up for eviction in his place. The Sierra Leonian has only been up for eviction once before.

There's only one way to keep your favourite housemate in the game – by voting! Voting opened immediately after Monday night's nomination show and closes at 06:00 CAT on Sunday morning.

There are three ways to vote to keep your favourite housemate in Big Brother: The Chase - via web, SMS or mobile site – and you can win amazing prizes in the process, like DStv HD PVR's and DStv Walkas.

To vote via web or mobile site, go to the official Big Brother website, www.bigbrotherafrica.com , log in, click 'Vote' and then click the appropriate button for the housemate you'd like to keep in the house. You may vote once per hour.

To vote via SMS, send the word VOTE, followed by the name of the housemate you'd like to keep in the game, to the number for your country below. SMS's are charged at specified network tariffs in the various countries. VAS rates apply. Free minutes do not apply. Please note that you can vote 100 times by SMS per telephone number during each voting period.

Angola
Unitel 44555 UTT 6.0
Movicell 44555 UTT 6.0
Botswana
Mascom 16626 P 2,50
Orange 16626 P 2,50
BE MOBILE 16626 P 2,50
Ethiopia
Ethio 8089 Birr 4.00
Ghana
MTN 1474 GHC 0.70
Vodafone 1474 GHC 0.70
Expresso 1474 GHC 0.70
Tigo 1474 GHC 0.70
Airtel 1474 GHC 0.70
Kenya
Safaricom 22626 Kes 20
Orange 22626 Kes 20
Airtel 22626 Kes 20
Malawi
TNM 15626 MK 48.00
Airtel 15626 MK 48.00
Namibia
MTC 15626 N$ 2.50
Leo 15626 N$ 2.50
Nigeria
MTN 34350 N 75
Airtel 34350 N 75
Globacomm 34350 N 75
Starcomms 34350 N 75
Etisalat 34350 N 75
Rest of Africa
Long Code +2783142100414 International Rates
Sierra Leone
Airtel 2626 USD 0.40
Comium 2626 USD 0.40
Africell 2626 USD 0.40
South Africa
Vodacom 34624 R 1,50
MTN 34624 R 1,50
CellC 34624 R 1,50
8Ta 34624 R 1,50
Virgin 34624 R 1,50
Tanzania
Vodacom 15456 TZS 600
Tigo 15456 TZS 600
Zantel 15456 TZS 600
Airtel 15456 TZS 600
Uganda
UTL 7626 Ugx 1000
Warid 7626 Ugx 1000
MTN 7626 Ugx 1000
Airtel 7626 Ugx 1000
Orange 7626 Ugx 1000
Zambia
MTN 414 ZK 2,00
Zamtel 414 ZK 2,00
Airtel 414 ZK 2,00
Zimbabwe
Econet 33334 USD 0.50
Netone 15626 USD 0.50
Telecel 15626 USD 0.50
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