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#BBNaija: Multichoice Nigeria Announces Big Brother Naija Season 5

Africa’s leading entertainment company and satellite TV service, Multichoice, has announced the return of the Big Brother Naija reality show for a fifth season this July. With the gradual but cautious reopening of the economy, the popular reality TV show will be hitting our screens much sooner than was earlier anticipated.

To participate in the auditions while in the comfort of your home:

  1. Log on to www.africamagic.tv/bbaudition.
  2. Upload a 2 minute video introducing yourself, telling Big Brother why you should be in the house this season.
  3. The online audition process starts on Wednesday, May 20 till Saturday, May 30, 2020.
  4. The online audition is free and open to interested male and female participants, who are of Nigerian nationality with a valid Nigerian passport, and must be 21 years of age by June 1, 2020.

Speaking on the return of the popular reality TV show, the Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said “Big Brother Naija has been widely regarded as one of Africa’s biggest entertainment exports, being the biggest showcase of Nigeria’s diversity outside of core Nollywood. This fifth season promises to be more adventurous, exciting and entertaining, and will undoubtedly be the biggest thing on African television in 2020.”

Seeing as the world is still dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, Ugbe went on to explain that “The timing of the show is also particularly important, given the dominance of the COVID-19 pandemic. Auditions for the fifth edition will now hold online and viewers and stakeholders alike can rest assured knowing that global best practices, precautions and preventive measures will be followed throughout the show…”

Big Brother Naija is known for churning out some of Nigeria’s biggest TV personalities, among whom include Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Uti Nwachukwu, Gideon Okeke, Tobi Bakre, and Bisola Aiyeola. Last year, the show was produced by South Africa’s award-winning production company, Ochre Moving Pictures, and it was launched on 30 June 2019 on DStv channel 198. Mercy Eke became the first female winner on Day 98, winning ₦60 million worth of prizes.

This coming season promises to deliver more drama.

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