The story line was set three years after the wedding and the couple had been having marital issues triggered by the groom’s infidelity to his wife. The friends of the wife TBoss and Debie-Rise had helped their friend Marvis bring several counts of infidelity against Efe, in the presence of his dad Bally and Marvis’ mom, Bisola.
As the accusations flooded like a broken levee, Efe desperately tried to defend himself citing his blossoming musical career as the reason why there were so many women and scandals surrounding his every move. He was quickly countered by Marvis’ accusations that she had so much proof to show he had been unfaithful to their marriage adding that she had washed several lipstick stains off his boxer shorts several times.
The unsurmountable accusations led to only one final conclusion, divorce.
Creating three productions back to back is no easy feat! The Housemates spent Monday recording their debut single with Don Jazzy before spending all day yesterday shooting the music video. Today it was all about the viral video and short film. Understandably, the Housemates were defeated and this afternoon, many of them could be seen catching a nap any chance they got, something TBoss even owned up to in her Diary Session.
In spite of the collective lamentations about fatigue, everyone appeared happy and inspired with Marvis summing up the overall mood quite nicely when she called the filmmaking process, “sweet pain.” “You get tired but you want to do it over and over again.”
They also got the chance to hear the finished record today and everyone was singing Don Jazzy’s praises. TBoss said she got very emotional when she heard the finished track while Bassey described the “minor chord” vocals as “angelic”. Even Biggie commended the background, vocal production calling it “bewildering.” The resident musicians, Efe and Debie-Rise felt immense gratitude for the opportunity to work with a living legend and joyful that the song exceeded everyone’s expectations.
The week’s Task has also inspired many of our Housemates to pursue filmmaking seriously. Bassey said he had a new found respect for the high-pressure work that music video directors did and would love to do it outside the House if he could find someone to mentor him. Being an actress, Bisola agreed with her fellow director adding that this was something she’d always wanted to do but hadn’t gotten the opportunity to until now. She went as far as saying she wouldn’t even mind if they lost their wager because the whole experience had been incredibly enlightening.
Bally directed the viral video but revealed that what he’d loved most was handling lighting because he’d always wanted to be a light and sound technician for major productions. TBoss perhaps was the only Housemate who felt a little left out. She had the most important role in the music video and like her peers, she’d loved the whole experience but she seemed to wish she’d been more involved behind the camera and pointed out that she had her own professional equipment back home. That said, she acknowledged that Bassey and Bisola had more professional experience when it came to cinematography.
Biggie asked the Housemates to pick a colour, number or letter of the alphabet that they felt best represented them today. In that moment, this seemed like a random and light-hearted question but as they began to unpack their thoughts it became clear there was an important lesson to learn. If the final seven wanted to go home with the N25m they had to not only know themselves, but also manage the perceptions the other Housemates had of them.
TBoss went back and forth between the colours white and black before settling with the latter because she felt it goes well with anything which is also a reflection of the kind of person she is. She noted however that like the colour black she was mysterious and dark in the sense that she was only joyful and positive when she felt like it. She said several Housemates had pointed this out to her.
Bisola picked the colour blue because it reminded her of the sky, the sight of which was connected to so many happy memories of hers. However, like the sky she said she could be calm and serene one moment then stormy and turbulent the next. Debie-Rise, who was absolutely beaming in her Diary Session, said that the colour yellow best encapsulated her personality traits. “Happy”, “warm”, and “loud” enough to be memorable without being “shouty”.