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Thursday, 28 December 2017

Big Brother Naija Is Back: Big Brother Naija 2018 Auditions Date, Venues, Applications Forms and Requirements

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After a long break, The Nigeria reality TV show is back and it will be shown on MultiChoice Nigeria paid satelite, DStv and GOtv in January 2018. The show is now referred to as Big Brother Naija while some people may mistake it for Big Brother Nigeria but all the same it means the same thing.


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Big Brother Naija IS BACK
Big Brother Nigeria returns for a third edition and auditions are going to be held in six cities across Nigeria!

MultiChoice Nigeria, the leading Pay TV operator in the country, has announced the return of Africa’s biggest reality television show, Big Brother Nigeria, for a third edition proudly sponsored by Payporte, Nigeria’s leading online store.
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.”

The third edition promises to be even bigger as auditions are scheduled to hold in six locations across Nigeria, an increase from the three audition locations from last year.
The six audition venues are:
• Lagos – West Town Hotel; 1, Ayeni Street, behind Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja
• Port Harcourt – 5141, Aba Road, Port Harcourt
• Abuja – MultiChoice Office,  Plot 1548, Ademola Adetokunbo Street, beside NEMA, adjacent Transcorp Hilton, Maitama
• Enugu – Oakland Hotel and Park, Tunnel Crossing, Ogui Link Road, beside Etim Plaza, Enugu
• Delta State – Deluxe Garden Suites, Bauchi Close, Shell Edjeba, Warri
• Ibadan – Mauve 21 Events Centre, MKO Abiola Way, Ring Road, by Adeoyo Junction, Ibadan.

Speaking further on the show’s return, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe said: “At MultiChoice we take pride in providing the best entertainment available to viewers not just in Nigeria, but across Africa. The last Big Brother Nigeria was a tremendous success and prompted multiple queries about the show’s return. We are delighted to announce that the show is indeed returning for a third edition, on a bigger scale than ever before. The number of audition locations has increased and we expect that the third edition will deliver even more excitement, intrigue and round the clock entertainment that the Big Brother platform is globally renowned for.”

Auditions for Big Brother Naija 2018 will take place on the 9th and 10th of December 2017 in six cities across Nigeria. 

As at the time of this post the auditions already took place on the 9th and 10th of December 2017 in the six cities across Nigeria. You will be amazed at the the multitude that came for the auditions.

The call time was 7am but as early as 5 in the morning crowds of thousands had gathered around offices patiently waiting for their chance to prove they have what it takes. A lot of people shared their experiences on Twitter and Instagram like the one below:

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Big Brother Naija Starts 28 January 2018!


In the first edition of Big Brother Naija which took place 10 years ago, twelve housemates battled for the coveted $100,000 prize money by performing various mental and physical tasks. After staying in the house for three-month, Katung Aduwak was announce as the winner of the first edition of Big Brother Naija.

However, this highly rated  reality TV show has produce some notable stars such as Africa Magic’s Tinsel actor, Gideon Okeke, and TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

As announce by  John Ugbe, the Managing Director, MultiChoice Nigeria, “the show was reinvented by bringing back the Nigerian version to draw pan-African audiences for the same reasons that Big Brother Africa did”. He added that the return of the reality show was based on popular demand by people who wanted it back. He told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. 

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