“Biggie is always full of surprises”, that is the famous the catch-line of the annual Big Brother Africa (BBA) series.
The series, now in its eighth season will launch on May 26 on DStv’s channels 197 and 198.
With only two days before the fun, adventure, controversy, romance, heartbreaks, conspiracies, alliances and drama start, fans are still speculating on their country’s representatives.
According to the Big Brother Africa website socialite Pokello Nare and former Big Brother UK housemate Makosi Musambasi are some of the people who have been tipped to be Zimbabwe’s representatives.
For Ghana, information gathered by www.nydjlive.com indicates that Ghanaian dancehall and Raggae artist Shatta Rako is next to represent Ghana in the Big Brother Africa 8 The Chase after unsuccessful attempts by Eazzy, Keitta and DKB in the previous edition, Stargame.
The Big Brother website also notes that Ugandan singing duo Radio and Weasel of the Gudlyf crew, have been chosen to represent Uganda in this year’s Bigbrother Africa show, set to kick off on Sunday, 26th May.
See their statement below:
“We are not Africa’s number six, we are not East Africa’s richest artist,we are not all those titles people proclaim, okay a few call us Africa’s dynamic duo….we are Radio and Weasel,and we are here to represent Uganda in Bigbrother Africa 2013.”
In Malawi speculations are tipped towards Fatima Nkata, a former television presenter and socialite who is currently not available for comment. The other housemate is unkown.
The truth will only unfold on Sunday when the reality show launches. As usual, organisers of the show are trying by all means to hide the housemates’ identity from the public until the official launch.
This year’s edition has been christened The Chase.
What is guaranteed though is that the show will feature 28 housemates from 14 countries. They will not only be chasing the $300 000 cash prize, but also the chance to become a household name across the continent, and perhaps even finding romance considering that some former housemates (Meryl and Mwisho) got married in the house.
MultiChoice Malawi sales and marketing manager Chimwemwe Nyirenda said he just like all other Malawi and had no idea of the representatives and was waiting for the launch to find out.
“We have no say in the choice of representatives and we will see just like everyone on Sunday night who Malawi will be represented by,” he said.
Malawi has been represented by Zein Dudha in season one, Code Sangala twice, Hazel Warren, Mzamose Chibambo, Tendai Namate(Lomwe), Felicia Ngoma and last season’s Nafe and Wati Kulemeka.Four times in the finals, the only time the country sniffed thedollars was in season 3 when Warren made it to the last two.
Big Brother Africa is a television show in which a group of people live together in a large house, isolated with no communication with the outside world, but continuously watched by television cameras. The series is produced for M-Net by Endemol South Africa.
The housemates try to win a cash prize by avoiding periodic evictions from the house and surviving for three months.