Submission of entry forms for the eighth edition of Africa’s biggest reality series. Big Brother Africa (BBA), which will hit the screen by May this year, has been declared open.
This year, entry is open to the same 14 countries as last year except Ethiopia, which will replace Liberia. The replacement comes as AfricaMagic and series producers, Endemol SA rotate certain countries in and out of the format in order 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 persons over the age of 21, who are citizens of any of the participating countries and who either have a valid passport or will be able to obtain one by the end of March. Producers are looking for persons 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.
According to M-Net Africa’s Managing Director, Biola Alabi, the new season will have a twist, as with previous editions of Big Brother Africa.
“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,” she said.“The fact that the fans truly adore the show is all the motivation we need to keep it fresh and fun.”
Also speaking, Sivan Pillay, managing director of Endemol said the year’s show will be “red-hot”and it will “include familiar trademarks like nominations and evictions alongside a very special new development.”
Entry forms are available immediately at www.africamagic.tv/bigbrother. Printed entry forms will also be available at MultiChoice offices across participating countries from 1st February 2013. The deadline for submission of entries is 14th February 2013.
Previous editions of Big Brother Africa have boasted huge cash prizes for winners. The prize money for this year’s edition is $300 000.