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Everything To Know About BBNaija Season 5

Big Brother Naija, formerly known as Big Brother Nigeria, is a Nigerian reality competition television series, based on the Big Brother television franchise, in which 12 to 21 contestants live in an isolated house and compete for a large cash prize worth $171,428.57 equivalent to 60,000,000 Nigerian Naira, and other material gifts, at the end of the show by avoiding being evicted from the house by viewers. The first season of the show first aired on DStv Channel 37 from 5 March to 4 June 2006. The voting results were verified by the auditing company of Alexander-Forbes.

BBNAIJA SEASON 5 ‘LOCKDOWN’

AUDITION:

Following the success of the fourth season of Big Brother Naija, MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that the fifth season of the show will premiere in July 2020.

For its fifth season, the BBNaija show will run an online audition process from May 20 till May 30, 2020.

Potential contestants are expected to record a two-minute video of themselves stating why they should be picked to be a housemate in season 5 of Big Brother Naija.

Following this, they are to log on to BBAudition website to fill out the online registration form and upload their videos.

The online audition, they, said, is free and open to interested male and female participants who are of Nigerian nationality with a valid Nigerian passport. They must be at least 21 years of age by June 1, 2020.

PREMIERE DATE:

Big Brother Naija season 5 is the fifth season of the Nigerian version of the reality show Big Brother. It was premiered on 19 July 2020 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29. Ex-housemate Ebuka Obi-Uchendu from season one returned as host.

PRIZES TO BE WON:

MultiChoice Nigeria, organizers of Big Brother Nigeria, has announced that this season’s winner will walk away with N85 million grand prize.

The breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija season five includes N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost.

Others are a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it, and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller, trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.

Last year, the BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, won N30 million prize money, as well as other mouth-watering gifts. Meanwhile, MultiChoice will in the coming days reveal other surprises for viewers and fans of the show.

SPONSORS:

The organizers of the BBNaija reality Tv show announced the Official sponsor of the fifth season; this year, the headline sponsor is BETWAY. Yes, Betway is the Official sponsor of Big Brother Naija 2020.

Betway is a premium online and mobile sports betting platform across Africa providing the best sports betting experience action and betting opportunities on major leagues and tournaments.

Other sponsors of the show include: Revolution Plus, Innoson Motors, Guinness, Scanfrost,  Travelbeta, Indomie noodles, Munch it, Colgate toothpaste; Pepsi, and Oppo mobile.

HOST:

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, a former housemate in Big Brother Nigeria show back in 2006 and host of the last three seasons of BBNaija – See Gobbe, Double Wahala and Pepper Dem – will return as this season’s host. The lawyer turned media personality has risen to become one of the most loved and admired media personalities in Nigeria for his versatility, wittiness and impeccable style. Besides being the host of BBNaija, he is also the host of one of Africa Magic’s latest legal reality TV series, Judging Matters and the long running talk show, Rubbin’ Minds on Channels TV.

THEME:

The theme for the BBnaija season 5 is ‘LOCKDOWN’

MEET THE CONTESTANTS:

NameAge on EntryOccupationResidence/Birthplace
Ezekiel Bright “Brighto” Osemudiame 29SailorEdo
Dorathy Bachor24EntrepreneurLagos
Eric Akhigbe24Student, Fitness enthusiastLagos/Edo
Ngozi “Erica” Nlewedim       26Actress, Commercial modellerLagos/London
Kate “Ka3na” Jones26EntrepreneurRivers
Aisha Umaru “Kaisha”          25EntrepreneurSokoto
Terseer “Kiddwaya”27Self-employedBenue
Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe      26Singer, RapperLagos
Boluwatife “Lilo” Aderogba       23Entrepreneur/DietitianLagos
Lucy Essien     30EntrepreneurLagos
Rebecca “Nengi” Hampson        22EntrepreneurBayelsa
Emuobonuvie “Neo” Akpofure        26Ride-hailing app driverDelta
Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu          27Consultant and EntrepreneurImo
Praise Nelson28DancerEnugu
Nelson Enwerem Prince                         24Modelling, Fashion designer and Interior decoratorLagos/Abia
Tochukwu Okechukwu Tochi28Rapper, Real estate agentImo
Tolani “Tolanibaj” Shobajo          27Media personalityLagos
Timmy Sinclair “Trikytee”       35Creative Artist, StorytellerLagos/Bayelsa
Victoria “Vee” Adeyele          23MusicianLagos/London
Florence Wathoni Anyansi           29Fashion entrepreneur, Parenting BloggerKaratina

HOW TO VOTE:

You may vote for your favorite housemate by sending VOTE and the Housemate name to 32052 on ‘participating Nigerian networks only’. Votes via SMS are limited to 100 votes per user. Costs are N30 per SMS. VAS rates apply. *Participating networks are MTN, AIRTEL & 9Mobile

Mobile Site

How to Register

You can register to vote on the Africa Magic mobile site– africamagic.tv/bigbrother

  • Click on the Vote menu item.
  • Click on Register and enter your name, surname, year of birth, gender, cell phone number in the international format e.g. +234 903 1230 456 and your preferred password.
  • You will receive an OTP (One Time Pin) via SMS.
  • Enter your OTP.
  • Once registered, you will be able to vote after the show.
  • Mobile site votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

How to Vote

You may vote for your favorite housemate via the Africa Magic mobile site– africamagic.tv/bigbrother

  • Click on the Vote menu item.
  • Click on Sign in and enter your cell phone number in the international format e.g. +234 903 1230 456
  • Enter your chosen password
  • Select your favorite housemate.
  • Enter your number of votes and cast your vote by clicking VOTE.
  • Votes on the mobile site are limited to 100 votes per user.
  • Mobile site votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

Desktop Site

How to Register

You can register to vote on the Africa Magic website– africamagic.tv/bigbrother.

  • Click on the Vote menu item.
  • Click on Register and enter your name, surname, year of birth, gender, cell phone number in the international format e.g. +234 903 1230 456 and your preferred password
  • You will receive an OTP (One Time Pin) via SMS.
  • Enter your OTP.
  • Once registered, you will be able to Vote after the show.
  • Website Votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

How to Vote

You may vote for your favourite housemate via the Africa Magic website– africamagic.tv/bigbrother

  • Click on the Vote menu item.
  • Click on Sign in and enter your cell phone number in the international format e.g. +234 903 1230 456.
  • Enter your chosen password.
  • Select your favourite housemate.
  • Enter your number of votes and cast your vote by clicking VOTE.
  • Votes on the website are limited to 100 votes per user.
  • Website votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES IN THE HOUSE

Managing the concerns and safety of the housemates and production crew is vital. The Big Brother format follows end-to-end production best practices and with the prevailing COVID-19, they have developed a COVID-19 preparedness action plan and will implement the necessary safety measures, including but not limited to:

  • All shortlisted Housemates will be tested and placed in quarantine for 14 days, and only when the all-clear has been given will they be permitted to enter the house.
  • No guests will be allowed to enter the BBNaija house or have physical contact with housemates and the number of “ninjas” will also be reduced.
  • All audiences for live shows and evictions have been cancelled, and the presenter will host the Sunday Live Eviction Shows in an empty studio, crossing live into the Big Brother House.
  • A dedicated crewmember assigned to each workspace/department will be responsible for ensuring COVID compliance of the production
  • Psychologists and Medical Dr. on standby to support housemates and crew
  • Compulsory daily temperature checks for all production crew and guests to the House.
  • Provide handwashing facilities and or alcohol-based sanitizers at all entry points for use by the production crew.
  • Make arrangement for the transportation of production crew to the House to minimise the risk of infection.
  • Encourage non-essential members of the production crew to work remotely, maintain only essential skeletal crew on set and ensure that production crew members who physically work in the House run shifts.
  • Ensure that the physical distancing guideline of 2 metres is maintained by the production crew working in the House.
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of the House and production facilities especially commonly used surfaces/objects.
  • All staff entering the house with supplies must wear masks, gloves, and shoe covers.
  • Strict observance of the daily curfew imposed by the government

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TO WATCH THE SHOW:

BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live and 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29. DStv viewers can also follow the drama this season with the DStv Now app on a smartphone, tablet or laptop. DStv customers who would like to opt-out of viewing the show can do so by sending “Smart card number [space] BBOUT” to 30333. While GOtv customers can do the same by sending “IUC Number [space] BBOUT” to 30333. Additionally, customers can activate the parental control option on their DStv and GOtv decoders for viewers younger than 18 years.

In order not to miss a moment of the entertainment on BBNaija season 5, fans are encouraged to sign up on DStv today via www.dstvafrica.com or get GOtv Max or Jolli on www.gotvafrica.com and download the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps from the app store for more self-service options.

For more info: https://africamagic.dstv.com/show/big-brother-nigeria-s5/faqs

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