After a ten year break in continuity in its sequence , Big Brother Nigeria is back, as announced by MultiChoice Nigeria on Tuesday.
The Nigeria reality TV show based on the Big Brother TV series, now referred to as Big Brother Naija, will air on dedicated event channels on DStv and GOtv in January 2017.
Speaking on this latest development, Mr. John Ugbe, managing director, MultiChoice Nigeria, 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.
In the first edition of the show, 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 Aduwake merged winner.
The show also produced other notable stars such as Africa Magic’s Tinsel actor, Gideon Okeke, and TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
Auditions for Big Brother Naija will hold in Lagos on the 26th and 27th of November; more information on the show will be revealed in the coming weeks.