Big Brother is a reality game show franchise created by John de Mol of Endemol, originally broadcast in the Netherlands and subsequently syndicated internationally. There have been over 400 seasons of Big Brother in over 54 franchise countries and regions since its inception.
Housemates live together for a specified time in a specially constructed house that is isolated from the outside world. The Housemates vie to be the last person standing so that they can win the prizes Biggie has to offer.
Housemates are closely monitored 24/7 on cameras through their various trials and tribulations, which is why Biggie’s eye is used in the logo: he is always watching.
Housemates are required to Nominate fellow Housemates for the weekly Eviction show. The Housemate with the most Votes is announced and the audience is invited to Vote. Thereafter, the Housemate with the most votes will be Evicted in a weekly show on Sunday evenings. The last person standing is declared the winner.
Housemates have a daily meeting with Biggie in the Diary Room. During the Housemates’ all-important Diary Sessions, they are given daily and weekly tasks which are compulsory. These include Head of House challenges and Wagers. These tasks are designed to test Housemates’ teamwork abilities and community spirit.
The Housemates’ positions in the house or weekly shopping allowance (to buy food and other essentials) are often at stake and this makes these tasks important; they are keenly contested as the aim of the game is to get as far as possible.
Biggie always has something unique up his sleeve to challenge the Housemates to the limits of their capabilities, both mentally and physically. It is a tough game that brings out the best and the worst in contestants.
There are many twists and turns along the way and the Housemates have to be at their best if they are to survive the full duration of the show.
The Housemates have compulsory Diary sessions in which they are able to unpack their feelings with Biggie. These are almost treated as a confessional and this is the only time contestants can speak openly and frankly about their game and what is going on in the house.
The return of Big Brother Nigeria follows the critical success of the second edition which saw aspiring hip-hop artiste Efe Ejeba winning the coveted N25 million prize money and SUV after almost three months of drama, intrigue, betrayal and entertainment in the Big Brother house.
Speaking on Big Brother Nigeria’s return, the Regional Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said: “Around the globe, the Big Brother format remains one of the most popular genres of entertainment and this is also the case in Nigeria.
The edition of Big Brother Nigeria was one of the most successful reality shows not just in Nigeria, but around the continent with a record number of votes and many of the housemates going on to pursue careers in entertainment.
We are delighted to have the show return for a third edition and cannot wait for our audiences to once again tune in to experience all of the exciting entertainment that the show is sure to provide.”
BBNaija evicts UK police officer Khafi Kareem
The UK Metro police officer was evicted during the live show on Sunday.
Khafi, who was put up in a strong competition with Tacha, Mike and Seyi, got on stage in her usual, bubbly demeanor.
When the nomination reel was played for her, she told host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu that she was surprised Ike nominated her seeing as they both bonded in the house.
Ike, on Thursday had revealed that he planted a condom for Khafi and her love interest, Gedoni to imply that they had sex.
Big Brother Nigeria evicts Delta chic, Venita
Actress Venita Akpofure has finally been evicted in the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) 2019 reality TV show.
Venita who entered into the Big Brother House few weeks ago after the show already begun was evicted for getting the lowest number of votes.
Her eviction followed last week’s eviction of Esther and Sir Dee from the house.
The Delta State actress had on Monday expressed surprise why she was not evicted last week, and so she was not surprised leaving the house on Sunday night.
The winner of the reality show is expected to pocket N60 million.
The breakdown for the winner includes; N30million cash prize; an SUV from Innoson Motors; a trip to Dubai for two, packaged by TravelBeta and a home make-over courtesy Scanfrost.
Other benefits are; a year’s supply of Pepsi and One Africa Fest VVIP experience; a year’s supply of Indomie Noodles and Munch It; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.
Apart from this, there’s also a bonus prize of two VIP tickets to watch a European Football final game live, courtesy BET9ja.
BBNaija evicts Anambra-chic, Jackye Madu
Big Brother Nigeria housemate, Jackye Madu have been evicted from the ongoing ‘Pepper Dem’ edition on Sunday.
The 23-year-old Anambra-chic was one of the peacemakers in the house. She became the twelfth housemate to take an exit from the BBNaija ‘Pepper Dem’ race.
She bonded well with Mike and revealed she couldn’t play the love tactics because of her relationship outside the house.
“Mike is my guy,” she said when asked who she’ll miss in the House the most. To her, Mike was a big brother and a true friend who always put her in check in the game
According to her, her hardest part in the House was staying in the same space with some of the Housemates with negative energy in the House.
When asked if she showed herself enough, she revealed to Ebuka that she was herself in the game and only took her time to know the Housemates first before loosening up.
Also, she did not fail to tell us that she’ll be taking her Artificial Intelligence (AI) project further after the Big Brother game.
To seal her final words on the Stage, she confessed that she’s rooting for Mercy to be crowned the winner of the Pepper Dem Season, as she would want a female to win the show.