After a decade long hiatus, immensely popular reality TV is back on our screens as organizers, MultiChoice Nigeria have announced the return of Big Brother Nigeria, rebranded as Big Brother Naija.
MultiChoice Nigeria has announced the return of the Nigeria reality TV show based on the Big Brother TV series. Formerly Big Brother Nigeria but now referred to as Big Brother Naija, the show will air on dedicated event channels on DStv and GOtv in January 2017.
Speaking on this latest development, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe said the comeback of the Big Bbrother Nigeria is one of the ways the company is enhancing the quality and variety of content available on its platforms.
He also said the Big Brother Naija 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 Mr. John Ugbe.
In the first edition of the Big Brother Nigeria, twelve 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 has in the past also produced other notable stars such as Africa Magic’s Tinsel actor, Gideon Okeke, and TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu among others.
Auditions for Big Brother Naija will hold in Lagos on the 26th and 27th of November at the Westown Hotel, 7 Sheraton-Opebi Link Road, Ikeja Lagos.