Thursday, October 1, 2020




The 5-edition of the very popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, is set to launch on Sunday, July 19, 2020 on DStv 198 and GOtv 29.

Following the success, of the previous seasons, BBNaija Pepper Dem, the season five promises to be bigger, better and more explosive.

While the new season will experience some changes due to the pandemic situation in 2020, but none of the excitement and entertainment of the show will be lost. But the sweep of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the world required that the auditions for the show this year be virtual. In previous seasons, hall and auditioning centers across the country were usually packed full of young Nigerians vying for a shot at success at the BBNaija audition.

This year organizers had received over 30,000 entries from youths across Nigeria. While they are yet to reveal the number of housemates that the BBNaija house will be seeing this year, there’s already a lot of excitement around who makes it. In 2019, the show had a total of 26 housemates.

The Chief Customer Officer, Of The MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho said MultiChoice is committed to creating a show that is COVID-19 free, so they are taking extra precautions in line with the NCDC guidelines to ensure housemates safety.

The Selected participants and potential housemates are already in lock-down and are quarantined individually ahead of launch and will not be in contact anyone before entering the BBNaija House.

In an online press briefing with media partners, the Chief Customer Officer revealed that the BBNaija money prize this year will be the highest ever in the history of the show. The expectations are high as to what the winner of the reality show stands to win this year, the amount will be revealed in good time before the launch. The winner of the last season of the show in 2019, Mercy Eke, went home with the 30 million naira prize money.

The organizers have also promised that there will be a new elements for DStv and GOtv subscribers this year and an even higher level of audience engagement in the show.

There’s a lot of excitement and anticipation for the new season of BBNaija despite the COVID-19. The BBNaija will continue this year as a show of our dedication to providing quality entertainment and value for our audience, while exporting Nigerian culture to the world. Said Martin.

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