Big Brother Africa starts on May 26 and there are no true indications who might be leaving for the Big Brother House this year although we are aware that there were some celebrities who took part in the auditions. CHEU MITA researched the following information as we countdown to the show.
MultiChoice Malawi marketing manager Chimwemwe Nyirenda has on his Facebook page a logo for Big Brother indicating that the series will this year be called The Chaser. It is not known who will be chasing who.
According to the BBA http://bigbrotherafrica.dstv.com the new season of Big Brother Africa will include surprises and unexpected innovations. There are 14 countries participating namely: Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The series will be aired on AfricaMagic Entertainment and DStv channels 197&198 from Sunday May 26when BBA8 kicks off! GOtv audiences will also be able to watch highlights from the show. The series will run for 91 days and the final is scheduled for Sunday August 25, 2013.
The winner of the series will walk off with US$ 300 000. This year unlike last year when the contestants were entering as a pair they will enter as individuals.
The site goes on to state that the host of Big Brother Africa 8 will be IK Osakioduwa (IK) who has previously been featured on Studio 53, Comedy Club and Temptation Nigeria. He has also hosted 4 previous seasons of Big Brother Africa – Big Brother Revolution, Big Brother All Stars, Big Brother Amplified and Big Brother StarGame. His experience with both live television and a variety of entertainment formats makes him a highly suitable candidate to host a series that is screened across the continent.
A rule-book is being finalised and will be distributed once completed. General rules will include – no contact with the world outside the Big Brother House, strictly no violence and an obligation to nominate fellow housemates for eviction.
Housemates are free to leave at any stage during the process, on the understanding that they cannot return and may be replaced by someone else. A minimum of 24 hours notice is normally requested by Big Brother to make departure arrangements. Housemates will be obliged to provide a reason for their exit to Big Brother in the diary room.
The House has a large living space and two communal bedrooms and is attached to a spacious garden. It also has one large open plan living area, kitchen, bathroom, toilet, diary room and storeroom. There are only two communal bedrooms. Housemates will have to share. However the House may have sections incorporated into it that Big Brother may choose to reveal at his discretion.