Big Brother Nigeria Returns, Now Big Brother Naija
Organizers of the one-time popular Nigerian television reality show, Big Brother Nigeria have announced the return of the show.
Big Brother Nigeria is a Nigerian version of the global “Big Brother” TV series.
The reality show has now been rebranded to “Big Brother Naija”.
The show will air on dedicated event channels on DStv and GOtv in January 2017.
Speaking on the return of Big Brother Nigeria, Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe said the comeback of the show is one of the ways the company is enhancing the quality and variety of content available on its platforms.
Mr. Ugbe disclosed that the show has been well developed following the successes of past seasons of Big Brother Africa.
“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.”
Big Brother Nigeria’s first ever edition had twelve housemates who contested for the $100,000 (N150,000,000 at the time) prize money.
Big Brother Housemates performed various mental and physical tasks.
At the end of the 90-day stay in the house, Katung Aduwak emerged winner.
The Big Brother reality show in Nigeria has been severely criticized for showing nude and obscene visual content to the homes of Nigerians.
This, however, has not in anyway affect the popularity of the show.
Big Brother Nigeria Season 1 also produced other notable stars such as Tinsel star actor, Gideon Okeke, and TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.
Auditions for Big Brother Naija will hold in Lagos on the 26th and 27th of November.