The uncertainty regarding whether or not Africa’s biggest reality TV show ‘Big Brother’ (Nigeria) is returning this year is not anything to worry about any more after the producers of the show announced the 4th edition is indeed happening this year.
Big Brother Naija held its previous season last year.
Dubbed ‘Brother Naija: Double Wahala’, Season Three was launched in January 2018 and hosted by ex-housemate Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
It had 20 housemates and Miracle Ikechukwu was later announced the winner in April. The Season introduced the concept of pairing up housemates for competitive activities, bonding but also penalties which were also effected on a duo basis.
Now, MultiChoice Africa (DSTV) which produces the reality TV show has announced auditions for Season 4 of Big Brother Naija. The show will be held in Nigeria not South Africa where Season 3 was.
“Auditions for the show will hold on the 1st and 2nd of February 2019 in eight locations across Nigeria, an increase from previous editions,” a statement by MultiChoice read.
Nigeria’s number top betting website, Bet9ja, has been announced as headline sponsors of the new season.
The reality TV show which follows the format of the international Big Brother franchise is known to bring excitement and entertainment to fans and viewers across the continent as it houses strangers over a period of three months who contest against each other in a battle of wits for the ultimate prize.
Speaking on the return of Big Brother Naija, the Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr John Ugbe said: “This fourth season promises to be even bigger than previous editions and underscores MultiChoice’s position as the biggest investor and driver of entertainment content on the continent”.
Bet9ja’s Chief Executive Officer, Ayo Ojuroye said: “As the leading gaming company in Nigeria, we believe in changing lives”.
“This singular attribute coupled with the zeal and passion attributed to the Big Brother Naija platform aligns with Bet9ja’s core values and we are honoured by the opportunity to headline this year’s edition. Bet9ja will continue to support programmes that will connect more young Nigerians to their dreams,” he said.
The opening date for the Season has not been communicated. It is also not clear whether this year’s number of housemates will still be 20.