It is the day of love, but could that be the reason why entries for this year’s Big Brother Africa competition close out on Valentine’s Day, Thursday 14 February?
Each year, series producers Endemol SA promise a new twist to the competition and in the past, this has ranged from housemates joining the game in pairs or even bringing in stars from different countries to participate alongside the other housemates.
As with previous editions of Big Brother Africa, the new season will have a twist and according to M-Net Africa managing director Biola Alabi, who has helmed the production for the past four years, the big surprise this year is one that audiences are expected to fall in love with.
“As always, we won’t say much about the new season, but I can confirm that we’ve added a new element that I think will get the hearts of viewers racing. The fact that the fans truly adore the show is all the motivation we need to keep it fresh and fun!”
Her views are echoed by Endemol MD Sivan Pillay who says, “Our long-term association with M-Net is very much a partnership, a marriage of sorts. We understand what they desire for their audiences, and they trust us enough to let us develop innovative twists and surprises. I am hopeful that this year we are creating a red-hot show that will include familiar trademarks like nominations and evictions alongside a very special new development.”
The eighth edition of Africa’s biggest reality series Big Brother Africa kicks off on May 26 and already fans of arguably the most successful television franchise ever seen on the continent are asking; who the new housemates will be?
Participating countries this year are Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.