Are you a fan of the reality show, Big Brother? Have you always wanted to be apart of it? Well if you’re in SA, you’ll be stoked to know that you will have a shot next year. Mzansi Magic will produce another local version of the hit show next year. It’s called Big Brother Mzansi and it’s set to get going in January 2014. Details below:
The new season of Big Brother Africa is here. This season has been dubbed The Chase, so expect drama, romance and lots of courting. I got to meet all 28 last night, minutes before they went into the house and let’s be honest there are a couple of good looking housemates in this group. The dudes are quite athletic, fit and shit and the girls are hot city! So it should be a good season. Want to know more about this year’s housemates? Check out their profile’s below:
Bank worker and student Biguesas from Luanda, is single, and doesn’t have any children. He describes himself as “handsome, intelligent, extroverted, always playing and talkative”. He values sincerity in others and says that those close to him at home are very excited to see him on the show.
If he wins the grand prize, he’ll share some of the money with his family, donate some, pay for university and buy a house. He’s also excited by the prospect of fame, as he’s always wanted to be a TV presenter.
He says his favourite actors are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and his favourite films are 8 Mile and Salt. He likes watching Mixed Martial Arts and World Wrestling Entertainment on TV and his favourite foods are ‘pap’, hamburgers and fries. Biguesas says the best thing about Africa is the fauna & flora and that his favourite place outside of Angola is Pretoria in South Africa, where he spent 3 years at high school.
Biguesas says he is proud to be finishing University soon, a first within his family of 9 siblings.
Neyll is currently studying at university, is single and works as an IT Productivity coach. He has a daughter and is from Luanda. He describes himself as “fun, entertaining, unforgettable, intense and unique”.
His favourite food is prawn cocktail, he loves watching Big Brother and The Voice and enjoys the music of Craig David and Michael Jackson. His favourite actor is Tom Cruise, because he identifies with him. No surprise then, that one of his favourite movies is Mission Impossible!
His favourite place in Angola is Mussulo Island because it’s a nice place to have fun and be with family and friends. Neyll says the best thing about Africa is its strong culture that can’t be compared to any other. His role model is his father because he was the person who inspired him and taught him to be a man.
Neyll entered Big Brother to be on TV. He loves the Live Show and says he knows how to play the game. He also thinks it’ll be a great opportunity to meet new people and share ideas and cultures. He says viewers can expect surprises from him and get the chance to see the real Neyll. If he wins the big prize, he’ll give some money to charity and help his family.
The new season of Big Brother Africa is here. It’s called Big Brother Stargame and it officially kicked off last night. The show, in its seventh season, went live to the continent from its Johannesburg headquarters. International rapper J.Cole was on stage for a performance, as were some of choreographer Somizi’s dancers. I got to interview Cole yesterday too, nice guy and very friendly. I’ll have more from that interview this week, but for now, here are the housemate profiles for this year’s season:
Country: South Africa
The following housemates from across Africa entered the Big Brother StarGame House tonight (Sunday, 6 May) in the hope of winning Africa’s biggest reality show. They are:
Babalwa entered Big Brother StarGame because she loves competing in challenges, both physical and intellectual. The model, events manager and hair salon boss from King William’s Town in the Eastern Cape says the fact that she will be pushed to the limit in the house excites her and that she loves winning – “losing ain’t for me!” she says.
Barbzis single and says that she won’t sell her morals short for money – viewers shouldn’t expect any hanky panky from her in the house, but she’s game for anything else! She loves samp & beans with oxtail and her favourite books are “Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich” and “The Secret”. She enjoys most reality TV – she’s a huge Big Brother fan – and also likes watching news channels like CNN and Al Jazeerah.
She says her favourite places in the world outside of her home country are Miami and Lagos – the former for the parties, nice people and great shopping and the latter for the “fun”.
Barbz is inspired by a lot of people, but picks her Mom as the most influential because she moulded her into the person she is today. She says her parents influenced her life most because they made sure she went to good schools and their strict nature kept her out of trouble. The qualities she likes most in other people are respect, openness, friendship and “people with backbone” while she dislikes lies, false accusations, bad-mouthing, laziness and spitefulness. She entered Big Brother StarGame to market her brand and her business, to create awareness around xenophobia and to spread love amongst Africans.
Comedian, TV presenter, event organizer and talent manager DKB hails from Accra. He entered Big Brother StarGame because it’s a platform for people from different cultures and socialization to meet and bring the best out of themselves. Hedescribes himself as sociable, kind, trustworthy, entertaining and adaptable and promises viewers “non-stop entertainment”.
DKB’s role model is Tyler Perry because of the way he’s used his talent to empower black people. He says his Uncle has had the biggest influence on him “because he has taught me how to be a responsible man”.
His favourite part of Ghana is the Cape Coast, while the best thing about Africa is the culture. He’s a huge fan of Ice Cube and Tyler Perry and enjoys the music of Sarkodie, M.I.m Jay-Z, Eminem, HHP, Busta Rhymes, Usher and Freshlyground.
If he wins Big Brother StarGame, DKB would use the grand prize money to improve his life and that of his family. He would also start a business and create a charity investment that would sustain the outreach for a very long time. Hehopes that participating in Big Brother will better his interpersonal relations with people from other parts of Africa and boost his image as a formidable showbiz personality.
The seventh season of the big beast that is Big Brother Africa is just around the corner. It was announced earlier that the new season will be more known as Big Brother Stargame. In addition to the name for this season, international superstar J.Cole is set to officially open the house by performing on the stage at the launch of the show on May 6. Read the full press release for more details:
With auditions on track, season 7 of M-Net’s reality super-series Big Brother Africa is already generating excitement with fans looking forward to the May 6 return to DStv of Africa’s biggest TV show.
With contestants doubling up to enter the series in pairs this year and with a USD 300 000 prize for just one winner, the stage is set for 91 days in which human emotion, attitude and action is put to the test!
ALEX – GHANA
Describes himself as: Powerful, authentic, with style and personality
Favourite Books: Robert Green (48 Laws of Power)
Favourite TV Shows: Reality shows
Ghanaian Alex says that his favourite place in Ghana is the beach in Tema because of the sea breeze; his favourite celebrities are rappers Nas and 50 Cent and his favourite movies are gangster movies like Casino and GoodFellas. Alex reveals that he was ecstatic when he was chosen for the show saying, “I was screaming in a taxi!” and when asked why audiences should watch him on Big Brother Amplified, Alex says, “I’ve been told that I have a magnetic personality.”
He says he will most miss his privacy when he goes into the Big Brother house and asked what he will do with the prize money should he win, he says that after tithing, he would like to take his family on a cruise to the Caribbean. Given the opportunity, Alex would like to visit Japan for their fashion, technology and animation industries. Alex also reveals that he likes spending time with spontaneous people and dislikes ‘close minded bullies who follow trends’. He says his bad habit is that he bites his nails.
The 31-year-old says that he’s passionate about building more infrastructure in his community, equipping them with more libraries and after school activities for the children. And he says that if he could change one thing in the world it would be poverty. Listing his special talents, Alex says that he knows how to draw. Qualified in illustration and graphics, he also says that the achievement that he is most proud of is becoming creative director for a clothing brand because of the creative control over his work. Alex loves dogs and wants to learn how to play golf.
Bernadina – NAMIBIA
Describes herself as: Energetic, opinionated, caring, crazy, loud, talkative, loving, friendly, extrovert and wild sometimes
Favourite TV Shows: Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives,
Favourite Food: Sweet & sour chicken
Born in Windhoek, Bernadina works for a construction company. She says her favourite place in Namibia is Rehoboth, because “it’s a nice party place”. The best things about her country are the people, the wildlife and all the tourist attractions. Her parents are her role models because “they have done so much for me and have made me who and what I am today”. The best advice she has ever been given came from her mom: “Be who you are, making wise decisions and following your heart, never changing who you are”.
Bernadina entered Big Brother Amplified for the adventure and challenge it holds – “plus the fame and the money up for grabs,” she adds. Her favourite former Big Brother Africa contestant is Tatiana because of her bubbly personality. Bernadina says that if she wins the game, she’ll give a share of her money to a lady she knows who is establishing an organisation that helps children improve their reading skills.
If she could change one thing in the word, Bernadina would love to “give all the starving people something to eat and put a roof over their heads”. When she needs to relax, she enjoys bubble baths and watching television. If she could go anywhere in the world, she’d love to visit Rio de Janeiro because “it’s the party place of the world.” Bernadina is passionate about women’s rights saying “I believe in women being treated fairly.”
The new season of the hugely successful reality show, Big Brother Africa kicks off this weekend. This season will be known as Big Brother Amplified and believe you me they’ve got a lot in store for you viewers this season. In addition to an all new house, the show has a headline sponsor in Coca Cola.
So that’s big news right? Well if that isn’t enough, iconic hip hop star Busta Rhymes will be heading out to South Africa this weekend, where he will perform at the show’s launch on Sunday night. No doubt he’ll be performing some of his biggest tracks and I’m sure we’ll be hearing the tracks he’s featured on, on Chris Brown and Tiesto‘s tracks. Nice!
More on what to expect on the show now. If you log on to the all new website, (www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother) you’ll get to see 14 of the new housemates who will be in the house. They are:
TV broadcaster Bhoke from Tanzania (26)
Nightclub manager Confidence from Ghana (37)
Singer and student Hanni from Ethiopia (22)
Rapper and Radio host Herminio from Mozambique (32)
Recording Artist and Marketing/Sales manager Jossy from Namibia (28)
Radio and Club DJ Lomwe from Malawi (27)
Actor and acting coach Luclay from South Africa (28)
Actress Millicent from Kenya (28)
Radio DJ Mumba from Zambia (24)
Artist and Musician Sharon O from Uganda (25)
Model Vimbai from Zimbabwe (24)
Radio Presenter Vina from Nigeria (26)
TV Presenter and Model Weza from Angola (26)
Entrepreneur, artist and marketer Zeus from Botswana (24)
I’m certain there are more surprises to come. Find out more when Big Brother Amplified kicks off on Sunday night on DStv, channel 198 at 7pm.
This just in, Big Brother has instructed Hannington to pack his bags and go. This in light of the physical altercation he had with South African housemate Lerato on Tuesday night. The two got into a heated argument and that evolved into a physical fight. Lerato was punched in the face and suffered a bleeding gum it’s believed. The issue caused a big stir outside the house, with the broadcaster coming under fire for deciding to leave the Ugandan housemate in the house. But Big Brother seems to have changed ‘his/her’ position saying, “After very careful consideration and consultation” – Hannington has been disqualified and evicted. ” Goodbye and good riddance. Yes sure it takes two to tango, but there is no place in a house or in greater society for a man who raises his hand to a woman. The end!
Here’s the official statement:
M-Net Statement: Big Brother All Stars
Big Brother All Stars is a reality television programme that is designed to contain 14 housemates in a house for 91 days under certain rules and regulations. In an incident late on Tuesday night (14 September) there was a breach of the Big Brother rules and M-Net and series producer Endemol have had to evaluate and consider the sanctions to be imposed for the breach of these rules.
In order to assist in providing these sanctions, M-Net and Endemol called in a psychologist to assess the situation and the individuals involved, to ensure fairness and that the best interests of the housemates were taken into consideration. The psychologist advised that an assessment of the housemates was required and a series of interviews was conducted in order to determine their mental and emotional state before Big Brother made public his decision on this matter.
This week the would-be lovers Tatiana and Munya were put up by the rest of their housemates as the two up for eviction in the Big Brother All Stars series. But because Tatiana is again head of house, she got to save herself and put one of her housemates on the chopping block. Who did she choose? South Africa’s Lerato. Urgh. She must have some beef with Lerato. It’s probably because Lerato is strong-willed, fun and a treat to Tati. I’m hoping Lerato doesn’t ‘go home’ aka to the barn, but I guess we’ll have to wait and see tonight. I dig Munya too so it’s a tough call. I’m behind #TeamLerato. I hope you are too
Yoh that was pretty intense. Yacob (Jack off) is a DB… I’m team Uti! Big Brother All Stars are getting fired up- and that’s with their food allowance still available. In light of last weekend’s mutiny and this argument, are these housemates about to give us some of the best entertainment on TV? I’d say so…
M-Net’s Big Brother All Stars season hasn’t been dull- at all. Apart from all the housemates being up for nomination last week; their mutiny against Biggie at the weekend and or course Big Brother’s eviction curveball, there were other surprises in store for the All Stars. Instead of seeing Tatiana and Kaone off, the two ‘evictees’ were sent right back into the house. So the big question, who of the housemates aren’t so popular this week? Well once all the nominations were in, it was Sammi, Uti and Tatiana who found themselves up for eviction. But because Tatiana is the head of house, she had the opportunity to swap herself with someone else- and that she did by putting Hannington up for eviction.
So who are you keeping in Africa’s most watched house? Get to http://bigbrotherafrica.dstv.com to find out more about how you can vote to save your favourite.