Different housemates in the ongoing Big Brother Titans reality show are now facing challenges to mingle with their counterparts.
It’s said that some South African housemates had on Wednesday complained that although they wanted to discuss and learn about Nigeria’s culture from their Nigerian counterparts, it had been difficult.
The housemate will compulsorily explore this unfamiliar territory, meet new people and try different things, including eating strange foods.
This will be a difficult and overwhelming time for some of them, particularly those who have never travelled out.
While some are able to adapt successfully, for others they may be unable to recover fast enough until they are caught up by eviction.
Ipelang told her South African housemates, Khosi and Thabang, that she has culture shock.
She said, ”For us we have blended into each other’s personality but with them, maybe I am overthinking it.
”I am finding it difficult. Anytime I see Yvonne and Olivia, I don’t know what to say to them but now that I know Yvonne is into skincare, I will go and meet them and try,’’ she added.
It’s observed that the Nigerian ladies are bonding with each other instead of their South African counterparts, except Jaypee, a Nigerian nurse who claimed that she does not mingle with ‘female species.
But one of the Nigerian housemates, Miracle Op, told Biggie during his diary session that the South Africans are more open to other Africans.
However, some fans of the show have attributed the issue to cultural shock. They said the housemates could be finding it difficult to bond due to perceived misconceptions about the two countries.
Nigerians have had ugly past experiences with the recent xenophobic attacks on some Africans residing in South Africa. Violent attacks on Nigerians and other Africans have regularly erupted in South Africa.
Khosi, a South African housemate, on Thursday narrated that dating her Nigerian boyfriend was weird. The 25-year-old journalist said although it is a taboo to date a Nigerian, she is in a relationship with one for four years.