Big Brother Naija Returns After a Decade: Auditions Begin
Big Brother Naija reality television show is back after 10 years of break.
The Nigerian based reality TV show sponsored by PayPorte will be aired on DSTV and GOtv from January 2017, while open auditions for the second installment of the reality show will start from November 26, 2016.
So, do you have what it takes to entertain and convince Nigeria and Africa at large that you are the right person to be voted as the winner of 2017 Big Brother Naija?
Are you ready to play the game with other 11 contestants, forming alignments and re-alignments in the house as well as winning over the hearts of your housemates for them not to put you up for eviction?
Then you can audition for the Big Brother Naija coming up at Westown Hotel, no. 7 Sheraton-Opebi Link Road, Lagos, Ikeja, on November 26 and 27, 2016.
Requirements for Auditions
- A valid Nigerian Passport.
- Contestants must be 21 years or older.
- Participants should be at the venue at 7.am each day of the audition.
The first and only Big Brother Nigeria took place 10years ago and was won by Katung Aduwak.
The first Big Brother naija reality TV show premiered in 2006 and saw 12 contestants living in an isolated house compete for a whopping cash prize of $100,000.
Big Brother naija reality television show 2006 also produced notable stars such as Africa Magic’s Tinsel actor, Gideon Okeke, and TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu after a three-month stay in the house.
The reality TV show had twelve housemates who contested for the coveted cash prize of $100,000 by performing various mental and physical tasks.
Why Big Brother Naija is Back
The Managing Director of MultiChoice of Nigeria, Mr John Ugbe on why the show was brought back said “Big Brother Africa was popular for its entertainment value and ability to showcase ordinary Africans from different walks of life. We decided to re-invent the reality show once again by bringing back the Nigerian version which we are confident will draw pan-African audiences for the same reasons that Big Brother Africa did.”
Mr. Ugbe also noted that the comeback of the show is one of the ways the company is enhancing the quality and variety of content available on its platforms.
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