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BN Exclusive: Big Brother Africa DOUBLES Up! This Time, It’s All About Pairs & A Mega $300,000 Prize



Just when DStv audiences thought that they had seen all the incredible twists and turns that mega-hit reality-TV franchise Big Brother Africa could possibly include, M-Net’s sensational series has pulled off another huge surprise.

And you know it’s a massive announcement when even the fact that this season’s brand new cash prize of a cool USD 300 000 isn’t the headline-grabbing news!

Grabbing that honor is the revelation from series producers that this season, entrants must DOUBLE-UP to compete. This means that anyone who wants to enter season 7 must partner with another person to enter as a pair!

So whether you enter with your best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, mom, dad, brother, sister, boss, husband, wife, neighbor, hairdresser, whomever…you must just make sure that you enter as a pair. So who will take the journey of a lifetime with you? Remember you may have to spend a long time with them in the house so choose carefully!

PLUS, in another bold change, Big Brother Africa welcomes two new countries Liberia and Sierra Leone to the Big Brother house for the first time ever, while this time round, Ethiopia bows out of the game and Mozambique will take on a new role that will be announced at a later stage.

That means that this year, if you want to enter Big Brother Africa you can do so if you and your partner are citizens from one of the following participating countries: Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Both partners must come from the same country, must be 21 years or older, must be fluent in English and must have a valid passport.

How to Apply
Interested persons can collect an entry form from the nearest MultiChoice office in their country anytime from February 5. Alternatively you can also enter by logging on to and completing an entry form online. Or download an entry form from the website, complete and email it back to [email protected]. All online entry forms will also be available from February 5. Whatever you choose to do, do it fast because the deadline for entries is February 27, 2012!

And remember that, as with previous seasons, entrants must be fun-loving, vocal, creative, original and articulate. In addition all entrants must the social flexibility to live in close proximity with others and must be tolerant of views and lifestyle choices other than their own.

Commenting on the surprise turn of events, M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi says, “We are thrilled to be offering a huge, new, USD 300 000 prize and to include two new countries who were chosen to participate based on their ongoing interest in the series and their growing DStv audiences. And while Ethiopia won’t have a housemate this year, we’ll look to include them and other non-housemate countries in other ways if the opportunity arises, as we do every season. We are and have always been proudly committed to making this a truly African show. And as for Mozambique, they will be included with a housemate – but that’s all we are saying at the moment!”

She goes on to say, “Of course, the really big news this season is that entrants must enter as pairs. In the past we’ve seen a natural and continuous cross-over between individuals and their families, their friends. So this year, we decided to include that as part of the game. It will definitely make a dramatic addition to the series so we urge people to enter and experience what will be a uniquely different Big Brother Africa!”

So with just days to go until the official start of Big Brother Africa 7, start thinking about who you want to share this amazing adventure with. Then make sure you enter AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!

Produced for M-Net by Endemol South Africa, the new season of Big Brother Africa will be headline sponsored by Coca-Cola for the second consecutive year and will be screened to 47 countries across the continent, live 24/7 for 91 days on DStv channel 198. The series starts Sunday May 6 2012.


  1. ruth

    January 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    firsttttttttttt! no insults pls : 300,000k who”s innnn

    • cathy

      January 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      im soooooooo innnnnnn

    • sunny

      February 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm

      am so innn, pls hw can i register cos d website is nt available

  2. she's Alex

    January 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I am in!

  3. karen mamman

    January 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Bin waitin 4 a dis all dis wyl I ope I n my oda pair get picked rily want to b a big broda housemate anxious mch

    • aya

      February 21, 2012 at 1:01 am

      one of the requirements… must speak English…. i’m just sayin’ (lol, just kidding, one love africa)

  4. Makioba

    January 24, 2012 at 2:54 pm


  5. nenye

    January 24, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    in there already,who wnts to pair?

  6. honeymix

    January 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    i rily dont mind being a contestant.i wud give it a consideration.300,000.00USD aint no small money mehn!!!

  7. Stella

    January 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I can’t wait


    January 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Thats almost 50 million naira, lol. im in oh.

  9. konnie

    January 24, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    nice prize. Please no misbehaviour … I beg ladies. good luck

  10. partyrider

    January 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Just make sure you and your pair have great personalities…and no misbehavior oh

  11. dorothy

    January 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    dint see dis kinda twist comin…..wil be interesting to watch, lookin forward to it.

  12. faith

    January 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Am in o!….looking for a partner….pls reach me on [email protected]…I live in Enugu!

    • prince John

      January 24, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      Hi am here for to partner u Faith

  13. kabugho esther

    January 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Good news, Van Vickey to represent Ghana this year, good luck

  14. kabugho esther

    January 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Any person from Uganda, who is intresented to apply, contact me so that I can apply with you, I have no partner, email [email protected], remember you need to have a valid passport, on my side, i have. thanks

  15. TEBOGO

    January 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm


  16. juliet uboh

    January 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    A̶̲̥̅♏ in for it mehn,ve bin prayin for dis opportunity.

  17. faith

    January 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    I av a passport too…pls reach me on [email protected]

  18. nomsa qangase

    January 24, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I’m so looking 4ward 2 entering the show with my partner!

  19. Sibulelo Dube

    January 24, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    I’m representing South Africa… You better count me in.

  20. jane

    January 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Lmaooooo! Hillarious commnts

  21. eloho

    January 24, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    LMAO! All these ‘i’m in’ comments have me rolling!

  22. jane

    January 25, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Lmaooooo! Hillarious commnts! Akin&paw paw plz go&rep 9ja! We will win4sure *dead*

  23. faith

    January 25, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Prince john do U̶̲̥̅̊ av a passport?n U̶̲̥̅̊ from naija? Pls contact me!

  24. lol

    January 25, 2012 at 3:12 am

    i’m in o….looking for a partner….pls email me at [email protected] 😉

  25. prince ifeanyi

    January 25, 2012 at 6:03 am

    could pair if he or she is HIv neg. Very important pls. Promt me if u can 08037909725. Enugu

    • partyrider

      January 25, 2012 at 8:13 pm


  26. emeka val

    January 25, 2012 at 8:46 am

    9ja pls come on whit me

  27. shamsudeen

    January 25, 2012 at 9:31 am

    am in, lukin 4 a partner pls.

  28. suzan

    January 25, 2012 at 9:32 am

    9ja won 3 times back to back, its time 4 other countries to win! My opinion and fyi I’m nigerian

  29. Tim

    January 25, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Hey faith can we be partners? I live in Sweden and I have Swedish passport and Nigeria passport . Let me know I can apply from sweden

  30. Tim

    January 25, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Hey faith let me know aight .

  31. tarry

    January 25, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I just want to go there and have fun seriosly but if d money comes so be it

  32. tarry

    January 25, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I just want to go there and have fun seriosly but if d money comes so be it and I need a sincere female pair

  33. nenye

    January 25, 2012 at 10:11 am

    i’m interested, v a passport too.wnt a partner,interested person shuld plz rch me on [email protected]

  34. sally

    January 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

    any 9ja that wants to go in pls do so am at ur bk

  35. sally

    January 25, 2012 at 10:23 am

    any 9ja dat wants to go n am at ur bk any time am n

  36. Valerie tshabalala

    January 25, 2012 at 10:35 am


  37. Uche julieth

    January 25, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Am in for good, i will make nigeria proud…

  38. larry novo

    January 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Ï am waiting for ua reply if u would want to pair wid me pls kindly sent ua request to this email fanks

  39. Puko Erenfamokuma

    January 25, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    I hope to be in the BBA house by May this year.
    All best.

  40. anita godfrey

    January 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    i cant wait!!! dont worry i already have a partner

  41. Car Leasing

    January 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    I can just imagine all the drama this partner business will cause. Enough Drama hope, can’t wait 😀

    • Omada

      January 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      i swear! can’t

  42. Titi

    January 26, 2012 at 7:33 am

    *clears throat* Y’all looking for partners online na wa ooo…. Didnt u read d fact dat d partner must be som1 u can live with? How can u cope with a total stranger as ur partner for 90days…. Oya gaan call dat ur frnd close by to join u joor!!!! Lmao

  43. damaris

    January 26, 2012 at 7:58 am

    i dont want a nigerain winner period

    • nnono nobula

      February 1, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      why? they are also africans mos . whts rong with u ppl eish………..

    • aya

      February 21, 2012 at 1:03 am

      not only period.. semicolon nko?

  44. She..

    January 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    I’m a girl and i need a crazy, spontaneous,Strong, fun luving, naija guy(….more emphasis on the crazy part)That has a valid passport, who will team up with me(i hav all those qualities, minus the strong part), for the show…contact me on [email protected]

  45. Mannah

    January 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Thanks Big brother for adding one of Africa’s oldest Independent country (Liberia) to the next history making path.

  46. neyo berry

    January 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    when is the opening cerymony, of bba plz if anyone knowns the opening, contact me on facebook, ibomo berry neyo

  47. Patience

    January 28, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Wow! I can’t wait 4 season 7 2 cum.lf u’r interested in partner wit me n u av a valid passport call 07032877154

  48. Victory aimiehinor

    January 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Hi bigbrother can i at least be given d opportunity to be one of d housemate pls

  49. Nawa 4 big brother oh!!!

    January 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Hmmm, don’t know about this partner business oh. aaaww, glad Liberia’s in. I wish Gambia would be a part of this as well. I have the most amazing Gambian and Liberian friends.

  50. Kalista

    February 1, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Dont get it twisted dat luv is a beautiful thing… Count me in!

  51. lolo

    February 8, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    9ja guys i feel 4 u

  52. roberto

    March 23, 2012 at 6:35 am

    When is it starting big brother double up we can’t wait

  53. tafadzwa chada

    April 4, 2012 at 9:54 am

    hey good money

  54. lonny john

    May 8, 2012 at 9:43 am


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