AFRICA’S biggest reality television series Big Brother Africa is expected to return on the DStv screens on September 7, this year.
A statement on DStv.com says season nine of Big Brother Africa will surprise viewers with the way Biggie intends to rise to the occasion.
“Are you ready for the drama, loads of laughter and tears? Big Brother Africa will never disappoint. Get ready to be dazzled when Africa’s biggest reality series hits the screens on September 7, 2014.
“Season 9 is no different; in fact, housemates and viewers alike will be pleasantly surprised at how Biggie intends to rise to this one. And in true Big Brother fashion, fans of the show and potential housemates will have to wait and see how he will turn dreams of some deserving and eager youngsters into reality and transform them into household names,” the statement reads.
Like the statement indicates, since the first season of Big Brother Africa, first won by a Zambian, Cherise Makubale, who has since settled in the United Kingdom, the reality series has attracted some funny, dramatic, weird and wonderful characters.
Some housemates who have been part of this huge show have had their talents realised and have gone on to grace TV screens; newspapers and have had their profiles trending on every social media site, blog and website.
Entry for season nine is open to the same 14 countries with the only exception being Angola which will be replaced by newcomers Rwanda. As a result of the change, participating countries this year are Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Entries are only open to persons over the age of 21, who are citizens of one of the participating countries and must have a valid passport. Producers are looking for persons who are entertaining and passionate about the Big Brother experience; and they have to be fluent in English.
Audition dates will be finalised in June and more information on Big Brother Africa nine will be made available over the next month.