Popular reality show, Big Brother Nigeria, is set to return to the screen. MultiChoice Nigeria has announced the return of the reality TV show based on the Big Brother TV series. Now referred to as Big Brother Naija, the show will air on dedicated event channels on DStv and GOtv in January 2017.
Speaking about this development, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe said the comeback of the show is one of the ways the company is enhancing the quality and variety of content available on its platforms.
He also said the show has been well developed following the successes of past seasons of Big Brother Africa.
“Big Brother Africa was popular for its entertainment value and ability to showcase ordinary Africans from different walks of life. We decided to re-invent the reality show once again by bringing back the Nigerian version which we are confident will draw pan-African audiences for the same reasons that Big Brother Africa did”, said Ugbe.
Auditions for Big Brother Naija will kick off on Saturday and Sunday 26th and 27th, 2016, in Lagos State.
The winning prize is however not yet concluded as organizers are still crossing their ‘ts and dotting their ‘I’.
In the first edition of the show, 12 housemates vied for the coveted $100,000 prize money by performing various mental and physical tasks. At the end of a three-month stay in the house, Katung Aduwak emerged winner. The show also produced other notable stars such as Africa Magic’s Tinsel actor, Gideon Okeke. The Nigeria version took a break ten years ago after Katung Aduwak won.
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