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THE ADVENT OF BIG BROTHER NIGERIA
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The TV Reality Show is the most trending show among the Nigerian Youths. I really love this show because it is filled with lots of side attractions from the romantic atmosphere, parties and quarrels you just want to stay glued to your TV set all day. The TV reality show has been tremendous so far, catching the attention of young people. Having millions of fans all over the country has increased the popularity of the show. However, it all started from somewhere. Not everyone knows how this TV sensational series came into existence. So, I'm going to share with you today on how it all started. You ready? Okay!!!
BIG BROTHER originated from George Orwell's Novel 1984. The contestants who are popularly known as “Housemates", are monitored during their stay in the house by live television camera and audio microphone. They're isolated from contacting their friends and family and no use of gadgets. It's a social experiment which aims to put together people from diverse backgrounds, culture and experiences to live, and work together. The show is mainly shown on Multichoice owned cable television, DStv and Gotv. The audition mainly holds in Lagos Nigeria but is hosted in South Africa. Big Brother also known as Biggie is an invisible voice which is represented by a big eye is the presumed owner of the show, he is in charge of all activities that take place in the house and the rules and regulations that govern the contestants. His eyes are everywhere, the house accommodates 12-21 contestants.
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The first season of this show was Known as BB AFRICA which was first aired on Afang tv channel 47 from March 5 to June 4, 2006. The voting results were verified by the auditing company of Alexander Forbes. In a twist to the game two contestants were introduced on the 79th day, much to the excitement of the remaining housemates.
Ebuka the most popular housemate for several weeks into the show, and widely believed to emerge the winner was the seventh to be evicted from the house, many viewers blame Joe's fan club for his eviction, but he also got evicted from the show. Katung Aduwak a 26 year old emerged as the winner with the sum of 60 million naira equivalent to $171,428.57. The BB AFRICA was later moved to Nigeria where it became popularly known as BBN OR BBNAIJA.
THE NIGERIA VERSION
SEASON ONE(2017) TAGGED SEE GOBE
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BBNaija popped out after 11 years. “SEE GOBE" was the first season of the Nigerian version of the reality show Big Brother. It was launched on 22nd of January 2017. Efe Ejeba emerged as the winner with the sum of 25million cash prize and an automobile valued at 5 million naira.
SEASON TWO (2018) DOUBLE WAHALA
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The second season premiered on the 28th January 2018, with 2O contestants, slated for 84 days. Miracle Igbokwe from Imo state emerged the winner with the sum of 45million naira.
SEASON THREE(2019) PEPPER DEM
This season as the name implies was really a pepper Dem squad thrilled with the controversy between the housemates. The housemates were camped for 99 days. Mercy Eke emerged the winner with the sum of 30million, a car and other material gifts worth 15 million naira.
However, BBNaija Reunion has been thrilling so far where the housemates from the last season are invited to pour out their feelings and trash the issues that arose during their stay in and outside the house.
The question now is will there be season five of the TV reality show ?. ooh! Yes!!
BBNaija will be launching Season Five on the 19th of July 2020, You really don't want to miss it. What do you think this year's season will be tagged? Lets know your thoughts by commenting below. Mine is Palava geng, LOL!!