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.”
Mercy Eke wins Big Brother Nigeria season four
Mercy Eke has become the winner of BBNaija season four.
The ‘Queen of Highlights’ was crowned winner during the finale on Sunday.
This win makes Mercy the first woman to win the Big Brother Naija reality show since inception.
Popularly known as ‘Lamborghini’, Mercy was touted as the possible winner for the season by show fans and celebrities alike.
The light hearted diva made the top two with her show best friend, Mike Edwards, who emerged first runner up.
As winner, Mercy walked home with cash prize worth over 40 million Naira, brand new Innosson SUV, Dubai trip for two and other prizes.
BBNaija evicts Diane Russet on Independence Day eve
Housemate Diane Russet has been evicted from the 2019 Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show.
She was evicted after the Ultimate Veto Power Holder, Frodd, picked a coin that belonged to her.
Frodd picked Diane’s gold Bet9ja coin in the final ultimate veto-power game and Biggie gave her 10 seconds to leave the house.
Tacha disqualified from BBNaija after altercation with Mercy
Big Brother Nigeria Housemate, Tacha has been disqualified from the reality show over physical violence and fighting with Mercy.
Barely two weeks since Big Brother magnanimously forgave house infringements and lifted the strikes, Tacha has gotten herself disqualified while Mercy has gotten two Strikes as a result of the fight they both had earlier today.
Tacha was accused of losing her temper which led to her pushing, shoving and pulling of Mercy’s hair which is considered violence.
Big Brother found her guilty of breaking the House rule of physical violence and intent to harm the moment she shoved Mercy, and the moment she pulled her hair on two separate occasions.
Biggie deemed that such physical violence has no place in Big Brother’s house.
In the case of Mercy, Biggie found her guilty of breaking the house rule of provocation, not stepping away from a volatile situation and of non-physical violence.
The moment she flicked her hair on Tacha, she only made the situation even worse and was issued two strikes. This means, one more strike and she will be disqualified from the Big Brother house.