Nigeria: Big Brother Naija Re-Launched With 12 Contestants

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The reality TV series, Big Brother Nigeria, was on Sunday re-launched as “Big Brother Naija” with 12 contestants also known as “housemates”, after 10 years of holding its first edition.

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Award-winning Nigerian singers, Yemi Alade, Flavour and ‘K9’, performed live during the launch.

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The host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, a former housemate who introduced the housemates said he remains one of the biggest supporter of the show.

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Big Brother Nigeria House Mates

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“Ten years ago I was a housemate, today I am one of their biggest supporters,” Obi-Uchendu said.

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The Managing Director of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, expressed delight on their choice of the host.

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“We are particularly excited to have Ebuka as host of Big Brother Naija.

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“This was the platform that unearthed his potentials and propelled him to stardom.”

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NAN reports that every Sunday on the show, viewers are expected to witness an eviction of a housemate.

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The winner of the 11-week contest will be given N25 million cash prize and a brand new Kia Sorento SUV car.

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The series will run for 78 days and end on April 9.

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NAN reports that the Big Brother Naija which was introduced in 2006, is a special Nigerian version of the continental show Big Brother Africa.

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It was specially coined to suit the viewing interest of the Nigerian viewers who largely expressed displeasure over the controversial “Shower Hour” and nudity.

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(NAN)

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