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. Award-winning Nigerian singers Yemi Alade, Flavour and ‘K9’ performed live during the launch.
Every Sunday on the show, viewers are expected to witness an eviction of a housemate. The winner of the 11-week contest will be given 25 million naira cash prize and a brand new Kia Sorento SUV car. The series will run for 78 days and end on April 9. Big Brother Naija which was introduced in 2006, is a special Nigerian version of the continental show Big Brother Africa.
Meet the 12 housemates who will be entertaining Nigerians below:
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the reported shooting in South Africa of the ongoing Big Brother Nigeria Reality Show.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister said the NBC should determine whether Multi-Choice, by shooting the show in South Africa, has breached the Nigerian Broadcasting Code in any way, as well as the issue of possible deceit, since the viewing public was never told
that the event would be staged outside Nigeria.
”As a country of laws, only the outcome of the investigation will determine our next line of action,” he said.
Alhaji Mohammed said while concerned Nigerians had bombarded his office with calls to complain about what they regard as an anomaly (of shooting outside the country a show meant for Nigerians), they should remain calm while the NBC investigates the issue and submit its