Big Brother Naija Season 5: Organisers defy coronavirus, holds audition
Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, the organisers of one of Africa’s biggest reality TV show, the Big Brother Naija, MultiChoice Africa, have called for online auditions from prospective housemates for the fifth season of the show.
To stand a chance of entering the Big Brother Naija house, applicants are required to upload a two-minute video introducing themselves and stating why they should be on the show.
Following this, they are to log on to www.africamagic.tv/BBAudition1 to fill out the online registration form and upload their videos.
The competition is open to male and female participants over the age of 21 who possess a valid passport.
Online auditions start on May 20 while the show is expected to premiere on June 1.
Speaking on the return of BBNaija, the Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr 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.”
Mr Ugbe added: “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, even as we guarantee the premium entertainment BBNaija is renowned for.”
”The Big Brother Naija reality TV show continues to produce some of the country’s biggest TV personalities and pop culture influencers since its maiden edition in 2006. Some of these personalities include Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Gideon Okeke and more recently, Mercy Eke, Mike Edwards, Miracle Ikechukwu, Tobi Bakre, Cynthia ‘Cee-C’ Nwadiora Bamike ‘BamBam’ Olawunmi, Tope ‘Teddy A’ Adenibuyan, Efe Ejeba, Bisola Aiyeola and Tokunbo Tboss ‘Idowu’.“