MultiChoice Nigeria has concluded its search for participants in the upcoming Big Brother Naija reality TV show.
The auditions, which held in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt, witnessed a turn out of Big Brother Naija hopefuls from different backgrounds, each with unique skills and personalities.
The Big Brother Naija reality TV show that is sponsored by PayPorte starts in January 2017. The show will air on dedicated 24/7 channels on DStv and for the first time, GOtv Plus. Only one housemate will win the prize money of N25 million and a new KIA Sorento car.
MultiChoice Public Relations Manager, Caroline Oghuma, expressed her delight at the abundance of talent displayed during the auditions. She noted that the Big Brother reality show is about providing a platform to showcase people from different walks of life, creating an avenue for talent to be spotted and ultimately propelling people into superstardom.
“We believe that Big BrotherNaija will birth a new and refreshing crop of talented Nigerians. Judging from the energy we witnessed at the audition, it is safe to say that Nigerians are in for an amazing show”, said Oghuma
Launched in 1999, the Big Brother phenomenon has stormed the world and as of November 2016, there have been 387 seasons of Big Brother in over 54 franchise countries and regions.
The first edition of the Big Brother Naija aired on DStv Channel 37 from March 5 to June 4, 2006.The screening saw 12 housemates vie for the coveted $100,000 prize money by performing various mental and physical tasks.
At the end of the three-month stay in the house, Katung Aduwak emerged winner.