Malawian aspirants that have been looking forward to apply for Africa’s number one reality TV show, Big Brother Africa (BBA), can do so now, MultiChoice Malawi has disclosed.
The seventh edition of the BBA will be hitting the screens in May 2012 and the country’s digital satellite television (DStv) service provider has said aspiring contestants said entry forms are now available.
“Forms are now available at MultiChoice offices,” disclosed Chimwemwe Nyirenda, MultiChoice Malawi sales and marketing manager for the Southern Region.
In this year’s season, housemates will enter the 91-day BBA house in pairs and according to Nyirenda applicants will have to apply together they will be auditioned as two friends or couples.
He told Nyasa Times: “It’s just one form for two (pair) which means applicants will fill together, enter together and auditioned together.”
“They should choose carefully because it’s a double and [the] right combination will work [for Malawi]. Applicants should pick someone they can play the game together and stick together.
“For example if they feel they can do it [better] with their cousin compared to sister they should pick the cousin,” advised Nyirenda.
Meanwhile, MultiChoice Malawi has said the dates for auditions will be announced “probably in March” as indicated by Nyirenda.
Winners of the 2012 BBA season will go home with a whooping USD 300 000 (approximately K50.7 million).
BBA this year has added two new countries to participate .They are Sierra Leone and Liberia. The two countries have never been in the show before but this year they will be incorporated in this experience.
However, Ethiopia is out of the game and as announced by the Big brother producers last month, Mozambique will take on a new role that they will make known very soon.
The countries that are eligible to participate are Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Big brother Africa representative requirements: The pair must be 21 years old, must be from the countries listed above, must be fluent in English and must have a valid passport.
The online entry forms will be available from 5th February and the deadline of the application is February 27, 2012. Those who are interested in participating, can log onto www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrotherand fill in an entry form online. They can also download an entry form from the website, complete and email it back to [email protected]
The last edition of the continent’s attention-grabbing show, co-won by Nigeria’s Karen Igho and Wendall Robert Parson of Zimbabwe, Lomwe (Tendai Namate) and Felicia Ngoma represented Malawi.
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