The moment is finally here! The search for this year’s M-Net reality TV show Big Brother Africa (BBA) housemates started in two weeks ago and the search panel has been to over half of the 14 participating countries. Now it is time to hunt for Malawi representatives.
Starting this Saturday, 17th March, the South African auditioning team will be at Protea Hotel Ryalls in the commercial city Blantyre and is expected to interview the would-be Malawian representatives till Monday, 19th March.
According to MultiChoice Malawi regional sales and marketing manager for the south, Chimwemwe Nyirenda, who spoke to Nyasa Times, the crew will jet-in Malawi through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.
“They were in Zambia and they are expected to be in the country [Malawi] tomorrow [Friday],” confirmed Nyirenda. “Auditions will be starting at exactly 8am and will be closing late to give room to those that go to work and can’t make it during working hours.”
With contestants doubling up to enter the series in pairs this year and with a USD 300,000 prize for just one winner, Nyirenda disclosed the applications are “over 100 mainly from Blantyre, Lilongwe and online.”
Season 7 of BBA is already generating excitement with fans looking forward to the May 6 return to DStv of Africa’s biggest TV show which is set to run for 91 days in which human emotion, attitude and action is put to the test.
M-Net and series producers Endemol recently revealed the name of the latest edition of BBA, announcing that the new series will be called “Big Brother Stargame”.
The “Stargame” entry is open to citizens from Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Participating partners must come from the same country, must be 21 years or older, must be fluent in English and must have a valid passport.