THE ninth edition of Africa’s biggest reality series Big Brother Africa kicks off in September and already fans are eager to know who will represent the country this time around.
Auditions will take place at Meikles Hotel in Harare on Saturday and Sunday.
Unlike previous years, this year’s entry process is slightly different as potential housemates are invited to come in their numbers for auditions in their respective country venues.
“Fans are already asking who will the new housemates be? Who will find their names and their faces gracing newspapers? Who will become the subject of drive time radio and just who will find themselves trending on all social media platforms?,” said Multi Choice Zimbabwe Public Relations and Publicity Manager, Elizabeth Dziva.
She said AfricaMagic had always been associated with unearthing, nurturing and recognising talent from around the continent; and Big Brother Africa was one of the shows that have become known for transforming ordinary citizens into stars.
All persons over the age of 21, who are citizens of one of the participating countries and have a valid passport, can enter Big Brother Africa 9.
“If you are open-minded, bold and adventurous, that’s even better! Previous editions of Big Brother Africa have boasted huge cash prizes for winners and this it is no different as the prize money is $300,000,” she said.
Dziva added that entries were open to the following 14 countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Big Brother Africa 9 will be screened live 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198 and will begin on September 7 and is scheduled to run for 91 days.
Big Brother Africa is produced by Endemol SA.
Last year the country was represented by Munyaradzi ‘Hakeem’ Mandaza and socialite, Pokello Nare who both did well in the show despite not winning the final prize.