Season 6 of Big Brother Africa kicks off on the 1st of May 2011 & This Time, It’s Big Brother AMPLIFIED

On Sunday 25th May 2003, Big Brother Africa made its debut on our TV screens. Since then, the programme has “created” a host of reality TV stars including Uti Nwachukwu, Cherise Makubale, Gaetano Juko Kagwa, Hannington Kuteesa, Sheila Kwamboka, Tatiana Durao and many others. Some of our favourite ex-Big Brother Housemates have extended their 15 minutes of fame by embarking on successful careers and entrepreneurial ventures. Beyond career and business, the TV show has facilitated two marriages – BBA4 winner, Kevin Chuwang Pam and BBA4 housemate Elizabeth Gupta are married while Meryl Shikwambane and Mwisho Mwampamba got engaged during BBA5 – All Stars and according to reports, are now married.

Big Brother Amplified…That’s what M-Net is calling the new season of the hit super show which will kick off on DStv channel 198 on Sunday May 1 2011. Running 91 days and 24/7 with a dream grand prize of USD 200 000, the sixth season of Africa’s biggest reality show will include more of the drama, the emotion, the excitement and the suspense that have made the series a firm fan favourite.

And it’s all going to be AMPLIFIED!

So says M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi who heads up the channel’s initiatives across the continent. “By definition amplified means to increase the volume, to make louder, to make more powerful. And that’s exactly what we want to do with season six. To take the elements that audiences find so fantastic and present them in a refreshing new way while adding big surprises and entertaining twists. Amplified is such a well-known pop culture term and Big Brother has definitely become a pop culture success. So the name fits perfectly.

With a dramatic new eye, etched in a carbon fibre background with an edgy, futuristic feeling and with a sophisticated polished reflective finish, the newly unveiled show logo sets the scene for a bold new season!

With the deadline for entries now closed and the next phase of selection now well under way to choose housemates from the 14 participating countries (Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe), Big Brother Africa Amplified is on track to launch in little over a month!

We received an unprecedented amount of entries this year,” says Alabi. “It’s been truly phenomenal, with almost 7000 written entries received from across the continent and countless more people attending the ‘last chance’ open auditions. We’ve had people from all walks of life from very different backgrounds with completely different aspirations …all take this one opportunity to enter Big Brother. It’s really heartening to see that if anything, the show is going from strength to strength.

Created and produced for M-Net by Endemol South Africa, the series will once again be hosted by IK Osakioduwa, who has been at the heart of the action since he joined the show two seasons ago. With a brand new house also under construction, it’s a matter of weeks before Big Brother Africa Amplified hits DStv screens! For more information on Big Brother Africa Amplified, log on to

50 Comments on Season 6 of Big Brother Africa kicks off on the 1st of May 2011 & This Time, It’s Big Brother AMPLIFIED
  • Jazzmingurl April 4, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    Wher ar all d “1st-2-comment”…lolz
    Mehn! Kant wait 4 dis ‘AMPLIFIED’

  • w i s p e r April 4, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    i”m lookin 4wrd 2 it so much, plz dont disappoint me

  • Domina April 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm


  • w i s p e r April 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    jazz i guess de’r gettin tired, lol

  • Karma April 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Can’t wait as well ooooooooooooooooh! Hoping to be deeply entertained! 🙂

  • THE AMAKA April 4, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    and BTW….its season 6!!! it may have been able to fly for the first three seasons but they seriously need to upgrade. why can’t they give them more things to do, film all week and then air that episode on (possibly) a Thursday/Friday. AND THEN, people can vote all weekend and they do the elimination on a Sunday night, LIVE!
    i think the airing of it 24/7 is extremely poor. who has time to be glued to their TVs 24/7? people have school, work, a LIFE! lol.
    i think it just makes more sense. if everyone has a set time to tune in, then i believe more people will watch. and possibly the eliminations will be LIVE.
    the cons of it airing live is that it becomes boring and redundant and lacks suspense.

  • Trifle April 4, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    in all honesty im tired of ik, he k n all but eish plenty faces to use
    just another same ol faces…………

  • dewowo April 4, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    however amplified, BB should not encourage homosexuality needful to mention X scenes which is gradually part of the House mates task…Mtcheww

  • TRINAH April 4, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I concur, they MUST make away with IK,,, he sucks big time,,,,,anyways we want fresh blood, not some old folks that I heard are coming in from some countries,,,,, we want versatility, people with the umff,,,so bring it on

  • pizzazz April 5, 2011 at 11:01 am


  • THE AMAKA April 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    and please!!! can we have a big brother Naija? seems like a better deal, in my opinion.

  • dewowo April 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    @THE AMAKA, trust Naija… they’ve tried to photocopy BB, it just did’nt work! why? ur guess is as good as mine.

    • THE AMAKA April 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

      i heard there was one season of big brother Nigerian that aired on m-net. but there hasnt been another one since. lol
      and why do you think it was a fail? constant electricity? or….

  • Aminu Adamu April 5, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I can’t wait to amplified my self oo

  • Aminu Adamu April 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    I’m readYYYYYyyyyyyyyy

  • Joszie Njoka April 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm


  • Joszie Njoka April 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I would love to join the Sacco. This is impressive.

  • patkido April 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    it will be owesome, to bring new contestant.

  • Zipho April 8, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Iam redy 4 bba 2 i cnt wayt.

  • Clare355 April 8, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    i will follow this show .hope its worth the time am going to hope there will be much and fresh folks given the chance for the run of the money.

  • monix April 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

    cant wait op ths season wl av sexy ladies n sterning guiz

  • Ruben April 11, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    hmmmmmmmmmmmm ope diz tyme de winner really deserves it…….am waitin…….lyke heaven…..bring it on………..

  • namusole fred-uganda April 16, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    big brother amplified ,we ‘re most welcome

  • rabi April 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    nice shown africa i luv u all,bt men dis tyme our pple go win again 9ja abeg

  • Don ciccio April 22, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    BBA6 Enuf of all the hate…get constructive and vote…antagonism is weakness…bring it on!!

  • zodwa April 23, 2011 at 6:11 am

    Only fools will waste their money on this fraudulant show take it back to naija

  • komolafe April 25, 2011 at 1:04 am

    zodwa pls be real

  • mosepele April 28, 2011 at 9:38 am

    hey i can,t wait to glued on my tv. but biggie plz y dont you give us highligths or previous big brother in the meantime of countdown pls pls

  • blessing April 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    i can,t wait to see wat dey have in stock 4 us dis yr i believe is going to be wat my time like d previ0us 1,miss uti and sheila naija no dey carry last africans

  • telma April 30, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    can’t wait ooooooooo………….i’m readyyyyyy jor

  • olabisi ojo April 30, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Nigeria pls make us proud again

  • Nana May 1, 2011 at 10:35 am

    In fact, I cant wait to see Ghana’s representative “Grandma” on this very show!! haha!!! she is too old to represent Aba!!37yrs..((((

  • daniel umoh May 3, 2011 at 10:54 am

    am esay going guy and am staying in lagos, twenty eight yrs in age and i like listen to music, watching football and i love romantic films…

  • hugo May 7, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    so wat daniel

  • hugo May 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    who is feelin ma girl karen

  • gogo May 10, 2011 at 4:20 am

    guys, pls watch things dt will add value to yr life n n bunch of low lives,fake pple who has bn nowhere ! they suck ! phew

  • Yolanda May 20, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I lyk ths s.africn guy.he is so – hot

  • Posh May 21, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Karen is not fake, my Southy sister – Nkuli..please pack your bags and go home..

  • karabo May 22, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    i didn’t even bother to watch it nigeria is goin 2 win i wonder y they don’t take nigerian contestnd only others r just accompaning them

  • shanti June 17, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    i really really like d idea of big brother nd luv watchin d show!!!!ethiopia

  • Rick Gadnah June 27, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Thnx ug 4 saving our gal

  • omoko July 3, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Good morning africa………………niger is back again on the screen oooooooooooooooooooooooooo……………………..

  • omoko July 3, 2011 at 9:31 am

    GOD know say na niger get d $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

  • Sylvester Omotosho July 13, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    There is no need for conspiracy. With the huge population and all Nigerians spread across the globe, a Nigerian will always win the Big Bther show except if the personality from the country is awkward and not intresting. Nigeria to Africa is like China to the world.

  • mr. sound July 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    nafikiria nikuoe mana waniparaha I LUV U VINA MWaaaaaaaaaa..

  • mr. sound July 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    ukitoka 2 VINA, bba haifai tena narudisha dicorder dstv.

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