OVER 150 couples attended auditions to represent Zambia in this year’s edition of Big Brother Africa.
In an interview, MultiChoice Zambia public relations manager Marlon Kananda said last week’s auditions at Lusaka’s Golfview Hotel went very well, and recorded an excellent attendance.
“Our team will now be sitting down to look at the shortlisted list and further conduct more interviews with the potential contestant,” Kananda said.
“We had over 150 pairs attending the audition and this is indeed a testimony that Big Brother reality show has a huge following especially here in Zambia.”
This year’s series, the seventh since the reality show first began in 2003, will feature applicants who are expected to pair up, meaning one can pair up with his or boyfriend, girlfriend, parent, spouse, sibling, boss, and so on.
Kananda said as with previous seasons, entrants must be fun-loving, vocal, creative, original and articulate.
Kananda said BBA 7 promises a lot more twists, controversy and fun.
“…the winning team will win a cash prize of $300,000. We are therefore thrilled to be offering a huge, new, US$ 300,000 prize and including two new countries who were chosen to participate based on their ongoing interest in the series and their growing DStv audiences,” said Kananda.
The 91-day series, which is scheduled for launch on May 6, will also draw participants from Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Last year’s Big Brother Amplified was won by Zimbabwe’s Wendall Parson and Karen Igho of Nigeria, who each received US$ 200,000.