By Gbenga Bada/ THE NATION
Pere and Maria, the two wildcards in the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye house, have survived the first live eviction show and have officially begun competing for the grand prize with other housemates.
Ebuka took on the first BBNaija Shine Ya Eye live eviction show Sunday night but there were no goodbyes – just surprises!
After the ladies and gentlemen of the house settled in on Sunday, August 1, Biggie threw in the second twist of the season.
The mischievous Biggie told the housemates that two from among them were wildcards and they had a week to figure them out.
If they successfully did this, the two wildcard housemates would be evicted immediately.
Failure to do so meant they get to remain in the competition and battle it out for the grand prize.
The housemates investigated, questioned and tried hard to figure out who they were all week long.
The viewers were not left out in the guessing game until Thursday, July 29, when Biggie revealed that Maria and Pere were the wildcards.
During their Diary Room sessions on Sunday afternoon, majority of the housemates put forward Liquorose and Jaypaul as their prime suspects, to the amusement of viewers.
However, the cat was let out of the bag when Ebuka asked the wildcards – Maria and Pere – to reveal themselves.
This left the housemates surprised but impressed at how well they concealed their identities.
The game has now shifted gears as both Maria and Pere are officially in the game to win.
Ebuka revealed that both of them will have exclusive nomination powers on Monday night when the housemates exercise their nomination rights for the first time this season.