After a 10-year hiatus, the popular reality television show, Big Brother Nigeria, has staged a comeback
Now to be known as Big Brother Naija, the show will air on dedicated event channels on DStv and GOtv in January 2017.
Speaking on the programme, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe, said the return 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,” Ugbe explained.
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 including Africa Magic’s Tinsel actor, Gideon Okeke, and TV personality, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
Sponsored by PayPorte, auditions for Big Brother Naija will hold in Lagos on November 26 and 27.