Why we are bringing back Big Brother Nigeria – Multichoice boss
18 November 2016
Katung Aduwak will be the happiest person on earth to reconnect with the reality TV show that made him famous about 10 years ago when the new Big Brother Nigeria finally hits the screen again.
Aduwak emerged winner of the show which also produced other notable stars such as Africa Magic’s Tinsel actor, Gideon Okeke, and TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu after a three-month stay in the house. He has since moved on, and made a name for himself after the show. But he has never been privileged to shake hands with his successor and MultiChoice Nigeria is providing the opportunity for him to do so, as it has announced plans for the return of the Nigeria reality TV show based on the Big Brother TV series.
Now referred to as Big Brother Naija, the show will air on dedicated event channels on DStv and GOtv in January 2017. Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe said the comeback of the show is one of the ways the company is enhancing the quality and variety of content available on its platforms. He also said the brand is well developed following the successes of past seasons of Big Brother Africa. “Big Brother Africa was popular for its entertainment value and ability to showcase ordinary Africans from different walks of life. We decided to re-invent the reality show once again by bringing back the Nigerian version which we are confident will draw pan-African audiences for the same reasons that Big Brother Africa did,” said Ugbe. In the first edition of the show, twelve housemates vied for the coveted $100,000 prize money by performing various mental and physical tasks. Auditions for Big Brother Naija will hold in Lagos on the 26th and 27th of November; more information on the show will be revealed in the coming weeks.