Season eight of Africa’s biggest reality TV show,Big Brother Africa (BBA) has been scheduled to start on May 26, according to M-Net Africa.
This was announced in a statement made available to WG during the week by MultiChoice, providers of digital satellite television (DStv) and GOtv services in the country.
While disclosing that fans are already asking who will be representing their respective nations at the “arguably most successful television franchise ever seen on the continent,” M-Net says, “At this time, there is no way to know.” The statement reads in part, “If you meet the entry requirements and enter between now and Valentine’s Day on February 14, you may well be among the superstars in the waiting and may find yourself flirting with fame and fortune.”
According to M-Net, which airs the 91-day reality show from the Big Brother House in South Africa, this year’s BBA is open to 14 countries as last year’s seventh edition.
However, the only exception this year is Liberia, which will be replaced by Ethiopia in the 2013 season. The replacement comes as AfricaMagic and series producers, EndemolSA rotate certain countries into and out of the format to ensure that a wide range of countries can be included in different editions of the series.
As a result of the change, participating countries this year include; Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Entry is open to persons over the age of 21, who are citizens of one of the participating countries and who either have a valid passport or will be able to obtain one by the end of March.