The ninth edition of Africa’s biggest reality series Big Brother Africa kicks off in September and fans are already asking who the new housemates be, who will find their names and their faces gracing newspapers, who will become the subject of drive-time radio and just who will find themselves trending on all social media platforms.
Unlike previous years, this year’s entry process is slightly different as potential housemates are invited to come in their numbers for auditions in their respective country venues. Auditions will take place at venue on date.
AfricaMagic has always been associated with unearthing, nurturing and recognising talent from around the continent and Big Brother Africa is one of the shows that have become known for transforming ordinary citizens into stars.
“We are very grateful and remain pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming response that the show has been receiving over the years. We look forward to the selection of our potential housemates coming in large numbers to auditions at the specified venues and take that chance at being the next Big Brother star,” says M-Net Africa Regional Director (West Africa) Wangi Wa-Uzoukwu.
“The fact that the fans truly adore the show is all the motivation we need to keep it fresh and that is always made possible by the enthusiastic and fun-loving young Africans who will answer toBig Brother. We are rearing to go and we know that this will definitely be another exciting season that is full of quality entertainment!” she adds.
Her sentiments are echoed by Endemol MD Sivan Pillay who says, “We have been producing this series for M-Net for a number of seasons now and as partners, together we have seen this show grow to the phenomenon that it has become. We hope the season will be even better as we strive to improve on our offering season after season. We will not hold back on the quality and exciting unpredictability that has become synonymous with Big Brother Africa. Audiences and fans can expect yet another high quality production and of course, another group of fun-loving housemates who will keep you guessing on who will be left standing come day 91.”
MultiChoice Africa CEO Nico Meyer says: “As MultiChoice Africa we are always pleased to welcome each new season of Big Brother Africa onto our platforms and we applaud its amazing success and ability to bring together audiences from all across the continent. The inclusion of Rwanda in this season is even more exciting as this displays that our reach and growth into the various sub-Saharan markets is going from strength to strength. We look forward to seeing further growth as well as the impressive social media presence that the show enjoys.”
All persons over the age of 21, who are citizens of one of the participating countries and have a valid passport, can enter Big Brother Africa 9. If you are open-minded, bold and adventurous, that’s even better! Previous editions of Big Brother Africa have boasted huge cash prizes for winners and this it is no different as the prize money is $300 000.
Remember, entries are open to the following 14 countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Big Brother Africa 9 will be screened live 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198 while GOtv audiences will see highlights of the show, which begins on Sunday, 7 September and is scheduled to run for 91 days. Big Brother Africa is produced by Endemol SA.
• Botswana – Gabarone (Cresta President Hotel): 4 and 5 July 2014
• Ethiopia – Addis Ababa (Capital Hotel and Spa): 30 June 2014
• Ghana – Accra (Holiday Inn Hotel Airport): 5 and 6 July 2014
• Kenya – Nairobi, The Hilton Nairobi: 3 and 4 July 2014
• Malawi – Lilongwe (The Crossroads Hotel): 30 June and 1 July 2014
• Namibia – Windhoek (Hilton Hotel): 8 and 9 July 2014
• Nigeria – Lagos (Protea Hotel Leadway, Ikeja): 30 June and 1 July 2014
• Rwanda – Kigali (The Lemigo Hotel) 9 July 2014
• Sierra Leone – Free Town (The Country Lodge Complex): 9 July 2014
• South Africa – Johannesburg (The Pyramid Venue and Conference Center): 30 June and 1 July 2014
• Tanzania – Dar Es Salaam (New Africa Hotel): 11 and 12 July 2014
• Uganda – Kampala (Sheraton Hotel): 7 and 8 July 2014
• Zambia – Lusaka (InterContinental Hotel): 4 and 5 July 2014
• Zimbabwe – Harare (The Meikles Hotel): 12 and 13 July 2014