Africa’s most popular reality television show, Big Brother Africa (BBA), returns in May, organisers Pay-TV broadcaster M-Net and Endemol have announced.
According to information on the M-Net website, the seventh season of BBA will be hitting DStv screens in May and viewers can expect drama, action and entertainment with twists and turns galore in the new season.
“This show is definitely a high demand property that draws and holds audiences from start to finish,” explains M-Net Africa managing director Biola Alabi.
“And while the basics are the same, every season is different from the last. Re-invention is crucial so I am very pleased to confirm that this year we’re doing something that has never been done before in the history of Big Brother Africa.”
Organisers said they have announced so early “so that people who are interested in participating can start thinking about whether they want to take this incredible journey. That decision is the first step on a road that may well lead right to the Big Brother house.”
With more details of the new season to be revealed shortly, there is one secret M-Net is opening up about already: “At the end of 91 days, while many housemates will walk away with fame and the experience of a lifetime, there will be only ONE winner. So this season, the winner takes all.”.
The reality show was last year known as BBA Amplified which saw Malawi being represented by Tendai Namate, aka DJ Lomwe, from Blantyre and Felicia Susan Ngoma from Lilongwe.
The two, however, failed to win the US$200,000 (approximately K30.4 million) prize money which went to Nigeria’s Karen and Zimbabwe’s Wendall.
Malawi is yet to win the prize money. Since it started, Malawi has been represented by Zein Dudha (BBA I), Code Sangala (BBA II and All Stars), Hazel Warren (BBA III), Mzamose Chibambo (BBA IV), DJ Lomwe and Susan Ngoma in BBA Amplified.
Big Brother Africa is produced for M-Net by Endemol South Africa and is seen, live 24/7, in 47 African countries only on DStv.