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Finally, Big Brother Naija returns home


Martin Mabutho Chief Customer Officer (left); Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Channel Director: Africa Magic; Olufemi Osobajo Senior Marketing Manager, Bet9ja; Busola Tejumola Executive Head of Content, MultiChoice Nigeria at the unveiling of Big Brother naija 2019 in Lagos

It is now confirmed that Africa’s popular reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, will make a return for the fourth season this year.

Unline the last two editions, which were hosted in South Africa, this edition will be hosted in a Big Brother House located in Nigeria.

According to the organisers, auditions for the show will hold on the February 1 and 2 in eight locations across Nigeria, an increase from previous editions.


In addition, Nigeria’s number one betting website, Bet9ja, has been announced as headline sponsors of the new season.

The reality TV show, which follows the format of the international Big Brother franchise, is known to bring excitement and entertainment to fans and viewers across the continent as it houses strangers over a period of three months who contest against each other in a battle of wits for the ultimate prize.
Speaking on the return of Big Brother Naija, the Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr John Ugbe said, “This fourth season promises to be even bigger than previous editions and underscores MultiChoice’s position as the biggest investor and driver of entertainment content on the continent.”

Speaking at the press conference, Bet9ja’s Chief Executive Officer, Ayo Ojuroye said, “As the leading gaming company in Nigeria, we believe in changing lives. This singular attribute coupled with the zeal and passion attributed to the Big Brother Naija platform aligns with Bet9ja’s core values and we are honoured by the opportunity to headline this year’s edition. Bet9ja will continue to support programmes that will connect more young Nigerians to their dreams.”

Since its maiden edition in 2006, the Big Brother Naija reality TV show has produced some of the country’s biggest pop culture influencers and celebrities including Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Gideon Okeke, Katung Aduwak, Bisola Aiyeola, Efe Ejeba and Uriel Oputa and mostly recently Miracle Ikechukwu, Tobi Bakre and Cynthia “Cee-C” Nwadiora.


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