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Clash of the Titans as Nigeria meets South Africa in Big Brother’s house

By Eniola Daniel
17 December 2022   |   4:00 am
Dramas, twists and turns, friendship and lots more are expected as two African powerhouses, Big Brother Naija (Big Brother Nigeria) and Big Brother Mzanzi (Big Brother South Africa) converged into one house for Big Brother Titans.

Dramas, twists and turns, friendship and lots more are expected as two African powerhouses, Big Brother Naija (Big Brother Nigeria) and Big Brother Mzanzi (Big Brother South Africa) converged into one house for Big Brother Titans. Sponsored by Bamboo, Flutterwave and Lotto Star, show is set to premiere on January 15, 2023, in South Africa.

Executive Head of content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice, Dr. Busola Tejumola said the new season will feature housemates from Nigeria and South Africa and a winner will go home with $100,000 and other prizes.

According to her, the special edition of the show seeks to celebrate and showcase the diversity of Nigeria and South African cultures.

Nigeria media personalities Ebuka Obi-Uchendu and Lawrence Maleka from South Africa will be hosting the edition.

Announcing that the show will go live on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Channels 29, Dr. Tejumola said: “We are bringing housemates from two giant nations, Nigeria and South Africa, under one roof, to give African entertainment audiences a show of intense drama like never before. We are telling our audience to be ready for the biggest takeover on TV starting from January 15, 2023. It promises an abundance of Nigerian and South African swag, banter, romance, and everything in between.

“This is a meeting of the Titans, and the winner will take home a sum of $100,000 cash and other amazing prizes. As usual, the viewers on DStv and GOtv will be able to vote and keep their favourite housemates on the show. The winner will also be determined by viewers’ votes across Africa after 72 days.

Big Brother Titans will also be available to stream on Showmax. Fans of BBNaija and BBMzansi in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and 45 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa can follow the drama 24/7 on the streaming service.

“To stay connected and enjoy this exciting ultimate mash-up event on your DStv and GOtv, download the MyDStv or MyGOtv app to subscribe or upgrade or set up your auto-renewal to stay connected without interruptions. You can also dial *288# for self-service options, fix error codes, and subscribe. New GOtv customers can take advantage of the new price slash and a one-month free subscription ahead of the show’s debut in January.”

On why Flutterwave is supporting the show, Head of Product Marketing, Flutterwave, Onyedikachim Nwankwo, said, “We have seen how Big Brother has created opportunities for people, lifting people off the streets to becoming superstars is a big reason we are supporting the show.”

Asked if the show could be a distraction to Nigerian youths ahead of the 2023 elections in February, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu said: “Young Nigerians understand that they could watch something when they want to and go out to vote when it is time to do so. I don’t think anything can distract them.”