Housemates on the Big Brother Titans (BBTitans) reality show are finding it difficult to socialize with their counterparts.
Some South African housemates complained on Wednesday that it was difficult to discuss and learn about Nigerian culture from their Nigerian counterparts.
The housemate will be forced to explore this new territory, meet new people, and try new things, including eating strange foods.
This will be a difficult and overwhelming time for some of them, especially those who have never traveled outside of the country.
While some are able to adapt successfully, others may be unable to recover quickly enough until they are evicted.
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Ipelang admitted to her South African housemates, Khosi and Thabang, that she was experiencing 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.
Except for Jaypee, a Nigerian nurse who claims she does not mix with ‘female species,’ it was observed that Nigerian ladies bond with each other rather than their South African counterparts.
During his diary session, one of the Nigerian housemates, Miracle Op, told Biggie that South Africans are more open to other Africans.
However, some show fans have blamed the problem on cultural shock. They believe the housemates are having difficulty bonding because of perceived misconceptions about the two countries.
Nigerians have had a dreadful history, as evidenced by recent xenophobic attacks on Africans living in South Africa. In South Africa, violent attacks on Nigerians and other Africans are common.
Khosi, a South African housemate, revealed on Thursday that dating her Nigerian boyfriend was strange. Although dating a Nigerian is frowned upon, the 25-year-old journalist has been in a four-year relationship with one.