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Big Brother Nigeria Gathers Momentum

By Dipo Olowookere

Preparations are gearing up for the huge return of Big Brother Nigeria (BBN) after 10 years it last held.

MultiChoice Nigeria announced the return of the Nigeria reality TV show based on the Big Brother TV series. Now referred to as Big Brother Naija, the show will air on dedicated event channels on DStv and GOtv in January 2017.

Speaking on this latest development, 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.

He also said 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,” said Mr Ugbe.

In the first edition of the show, 12 housemates vied for the coveted $100,000 prize money by performing various mental and physical tasks.

At the end of a three-month stay in the house, Katung Aduwak emerged winner.

The show also produced other notable stars such as Africa Magic’s Tinsel actor, Gideon Okeke, and TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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