Fans and would-be housemates have cause to cheer as the Africa’s biggest reality series BIG BROTHER AFRICA kicks off its 8th edition in May. Already, anticipation is building and would be housemates are quizzing and fighting for a chance to be in the house. Who will find their name and their faces gracing newspapers, their profiles loaded to websites and blogs? Who will become the subject of drive time radio and just who will find themselves heating up the Twitter-sphere?
The Big Brother Africa show once again has thrown its door open to aspiring potential housemates who meet the entry requirements and can register before February 14, 2013 for a chance for sudden fame and fortune.
This year, entry is open to the same 14 countries as the year before with the only exception being Liberia which will be replaced by Ethiopia this year. The replacement comes as AfricaMagic and series producers Endemol SA rotate certain countries into and out of the reality show. The reason for this is to ensure that a wide range of countries can be included in different editions of the series.
As a result of the change, participating countries this year are: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Entry is open to all those persons over the age of 21, who are citizens of one of the participating countries and who either have a valid passport or will be able to obtain one by the end of March. The producers are looking for contestants who are fluent in English, entertaining and passionate about the Big Brother experience. Of particular importance to the selection team are the qualities of tolerance, determination and enthusiasm. Being open-minded, bold and adventurous is also a plus to the earlier mentioned attributes.
Entry forms are available immediately on the website therefore visit the site and complete the online submission form. Printed entry forms will also be available at MultiChoice offices in the participating countries from February 1, 2013.
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!”
Previous editions of Big Brother Africa have boasted huge cash prizes for winners and this year the winner will walk away with a whooping USD 300 000!
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Big Brother Africa 8 will be screened live 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198 while GOtv audiences will see highlights of the program which begins on Sunday May 26 and is scheduled to run for 91 days.