Big Brother Africa is surely known for springing up surprises every year and 2012 is no exception. The producer has pulled off another huge surprise.
This year’s entrants must ‘double-up’ to compete in BBA7. Prospective contestants who want to make it to the house for this year’s edition must partner with another person to enter as a pair.
So you can sign up with anyone – best friend, lover, wife, neighbour, mom, dad, colleague or even your boss at work!The show even gets juicer and the prize money has been increased to $300,000.
Another development is the inclusion of two new countries, Liberia and Sierra-Leone to the BBA house. The first timers will now join participating countries like Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Also Ethiopia bows out of the game and Mozambique will take on a new role that will be announced at a later stage.
‘We are thrilled to be offering a huge, new, USD 300 000 prize and to include two new countries who were chosen to participate based on their on-going interest in the series and their growing DStv audiences. And while Ethiopia won’t have a housemate this year, we’ll look to include them and other non-housemate countries in other ways if the opportunity arises, as we do every season.
“We are and have always been proudly committed to making this a truly African show. And as for Mozambique, they will be included with a housemate – but that’s all we are saying at the moment!’, M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi says.
Submission of entry forms ends on Monday, February 27. According to the producers, Big Brother 7 will be screened to 47 countries across the continent, live 24/7 for 91 days on Dstv. The series starts Sunday May 6.