The 5TH edition of M-Net’s BIG BROTHER AFRICA will launch just days after the newest World Cup Champions are crowned, and with the golden prize of USD 200 000 once again up for grabs, a breathtaking new game will be well and truly on!
And this time, Big Brother fans in over 40 countries across the continent are going to get a show that’s more edgy, more tactically challenging and more intensely strategic than ever before.
So says M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi who was delighted to make the news official.
“What a great moment this is – to bring back a show that our audience loves for an incredible 5th time. We wanted season 4 (Big Brother Revolution) to be special but it exceeded our hopes. With the volume of interaction the show received from fans, it was clear that season 5 was definitely on the cards.
So we’ve been developing what we believe will be thrilling new format changes.”
Now, with the news out in the open, M-Net has confirmed that the latest BIG BROTHER AFRICA will begin on July 18, and will be screened live 24/7 for 91 days on DStv Channel 198 for DStv Premium and Compact subscribers.
And breaking with tradition, M-Net has announced it won’t be calling for entries for the new show.
The company has revealed that having run the series 4 times previously, they’re now head-hunting contestants from a database of previous entries submitted for the show.
“We want to invest more broadly in season 5 and having already been introduced to a world of interesting characters from previous searches, there’s limited value in spending extensively in another search for contestants,” says Alabi.