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BBA The Chase: Bimp and Angelo miss out on finale narrowly

Ethiopia’s Bimp and South Africa’s Angelo have become the 21st and 22nd housemates to be evicted from Big Brother Africa (The Chase) reality show.

After what has been a confusing night that saw all three of the eviction nominees – Angelo, Bimp and Dillish – being called into the Rendezvous Room, Live Show presenter IK revealed to the housemates and to Africa that Bimp’s Chase has come to an end.

As soon as Bimp sat down, IK wasted no time in probing the Ethiopian about his beef with Elikem.

The ousted housemate shared that he does not see eye to eye with the Ghanaian because Elikem has grown increasingly cocky in the House. “He has changed,” Bimp insisted.

As for his dislike for Elikem’s girl Pokello; Bimp said that he feels that “the feeling is mutual”.

The hunky Ethiopian who has brandished himself as the gentleman of the house, has put up a good fight, having managed to make it into the top seven.

In the past, he proved himself to be somewhat of a silent assassin as the quiet guy was saved time and again by Africa, every time that he was put up for possible eviction.

But on Sunday night, lady luck was just not on his side as his Big Brother journey has come to a screeching halt at a point when he was so close to the finale.

After making it to the top seven in game, South Africa’s Angelo became the 22nd housemate to be evicted from The Chase.

Just like a tornado sweeping everything that is in its sight, the curse of the couples has swept through the Big Brother House and Sunday night, it reared its ugly head once again. The final couple in the House Bengelo has been torn apart, at least for the time being.

Angelo did not even get a chance to say goodbye to his lady love because the eviction nominees were called into the Rendezvous Room.

As soon as IK announced him as the second evicted housemate of the night, Angelo walked out the Rendezvous Room and head to the Live Show stage for a heart to heart chat with the presenter.

“I think if Bimp did not have a girlfriend, he and Beverly would have had something,” Angelo confessed on stage.

Bimp, who was also ousted tonight, was sitting next to Angelo at the time and he defended his relationship with Beverly saying that he has never seen her as “nothing more than a sister”.

Over the past 84 days Angelo has proven himself to be one of the biggest entertainers of the House.

The South African dancer always loved to show off his robotic moves for Africa and his fellow Housemates and he was one of the housemate that were always up for a good time.

His passionate relationship with Beverly has been one of the most polarising unions in The Chase.

Their union has had its fair share of ups and downs but throughout it all it has always been evident that the duo genuinely care for each other.

The Top 5

Africa stand up and salute your Top 5. After 25 bade the Show goodbye, Beverly, Cleo, Dillish, Elikem and Melvin are the final 5 and it has been quite a journey for them.

We look at a few facts about their long journey in The Chase:


Originally a Ruby, Beverly is probably the luckiest of the pack having gone through the entire Season without facing the dreaded Eviction dagger. It’s safe to say that the Nigerian lass literally walked her way to the Finale.

On love, she had a bad experience very early in the game when Uganda’s LK4 tried two-timing her with South Africa’s Koketso. Seeing the Ugandan choose Koketso over her must have been a huge blow but she soldiered on, thanks to being Swapped to the Diamond House.

No one wanted to believe that Betty’s Bolt had his eyes fixed on Beverly but that was her story and she stuck to it. It was only after Bolt moved to the Ruby House that he started confessing to a few transgressions. Beverly won HoH twice during the Season.


Hakeem’s sweetheart or Mrs Mandaza as she became fondly known on the Big Brother Africa Twitter streets, Cleo surprised many when she pulled herself together and continued with The Chase even after her beau was booted out.

Having survived four Evictions, the Zambian emcee has proved to be quite a strong contender in the game. Though this original Ruby couldn’t quite crack winning Head of House, she really pulled her weight and was always so close.


The last confirmed Finalist, Diamond Dillish must still be pinching herself after surviving the last Eviction that saw South Africa’s Angelo and Ethiopian Bimp bite the dust.

The princess, as Pebbles calls her, is another one that became a regular under the guillotine but Africa would not hear any of it and she was Saved on all occasions.

Though she managed to go through the entire Season without falling for any of the guys, Dillish occasionally spoke about yearning for some good loving. Sadly, the Namibian princess failed dismally to make Head of House.


‘That n**ga Elikem’, as his beau the gorgeous Pokello refers to him, became the first confirmed Finalist of The Chase. The Ghanaian Chasemate fought quite a few battles to make it to the finish line in one piece.

Having been the target of serious frenemy squabbles, it took Elikem a while to wake up and smell the coffee. The Taylor was quite popular with the ladies before settling with Zimbabwe’s Pokello and the ladies had to take a chill pill.

A man of firsts, Elikem is also the only Chasemate to have had the nerve to Nominate his love-interest when he put up Pokello. He is also the first Ghanaian to make it to the Finale. This original Diamond became Head of House three times and survived five Evictions; twice by Africa and three times by the respective HoH.


The only Chasemate to have tested fate and put his own head on the chopping block during his tenure as Head of House, a move that will go down as one of the boldest of the Season.

Perhaps that’s the reason why his fellow Housemates could not Nominate him ever again, they were still picking up their jaws from the floor. The Nigerian hottie almost wears a permanent smile and never bothers anyone.

That’s why it was quite a spectacle when Dillish rubbed him the wrong way this week, making him very angry. Though he only faced Eviction once, by his own doing anyway, Melvin won Head of House three times during his days as a Diamond. This actually made it hard to recall that Melvin is actually an original Ruby.

Though everyone is now a Ruby, fact remains that we have three original Rubies and two original Diamonds in the Top 5. Ghana, Namibia, Nigeria and Zambia are represented in the Finale.

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