The eighth season of the most watched reality show, Big Brother will feature both Nigerians and South Africans.
This was stated by the organizers of the show, Multichoice on Tuesday, September 15.
In a statement to press, Multichoice Nigeria CEO, John Ugbe disclosed that the new season of the show will feature housemates from Nigeria and South Africa, a new move to bring on new and exciting entertainment to the fan-favourite show.
After seven seasons of Big Brother Naija in Nigeria and five seasons of Big Brother Mzansi – the first two of which were titled Big Brother SA – MultiChoice and M-Net are working on bringing the former contestants of both countries’ versions together in one show with the working title of Big Brother Face-Off.
““In 2023, we’ll be starting the year off with a bang, which will be the giants of Africa coming together on the Big Brother version of South Africa against Nigeria,” says Nomsa Philiso, MultiChoice’s head of programming.
“This has been an incredible, incredible feat for us because we know how well Big Brother Mzansi does, we know how well Big Brother Naija does, but we just felt that it was time to bring the two together.
We’re excited about that, and we just think that it’s going to be amazing.”
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The latest announcement comes barely a month to the season finale of the show’s seventh season tagged ‘Level Up’. With 13 housemates currently running for this year’s N100 million grand prize, the show has entertained fans with unexpected twists and turns.
Season seven got off to an exciting start in July 2022 with 22 housemates split in two levels. In an unprecedented move, Big Brother introduced two fake housemates and two riders.
The season also saw a surprise eviction and a disqualification in its second week.