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Introducing Big Brother StarGame! The New Season of Big Brother Africa Has Been Christened & J.Cole to Perform at the Series Launch



With auditions on track, season 7 of M-Net’s reality super-series Big Brother Africa is already generating excitement with fans looking forward to the May 6 return to DStv of Africa’s biggest TV show.

With contestants doubling up to enter the series in pairs this year and with a USD 300 000 prize for just one winner, the stage is set for 91 days in which human emotion, attitude and action is put to the test!

Now M-Net and series producers Endemol have revealed the name of the latest edition of Big Brother, announcing that the new series will be called BIG BROTHER STARGAME!

And, fittingly, the ‘STAR’ themed name was announced at the same time as M-Net confirmed that Grammy nominated American rapper and hitmaker J.Cole is set to perform at the glam series launch!

“One of the main reasons for the success of BIG BROTHER, in Africa and abroad, is that it creates its own stars from the minute housemates step into the spotlight,” says M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi. “The show is built on the idea that, given the chance, anyone can be a star, anyone can find themselves shot to stardom. So this year, we’re honoring this essential element of the show directly in the title, putting the concept of rising stars and dreams of stardom right at the front of what is a challenging, fun, dramatic game.”

She continues, “Of course, we’re thrilled that we can kick off BIG BROTHER STARGAME with an international star whose incredible talent is making him one of the hottest names in music today. J.Cole is fast becoming a superstar, an amazing artist who is taking the world by storm. We are very pleased that he will be performing for the very first time in Africa on our stage!”

With J.Cole’s visit facilitated by Los Angeles based One Entertainment (who facilitated Busta Rhymes’ appearance last year), the 27-year-old star is scheduled to perform three songs, to be revealed closer to the time, at the launch of BIG BROTHER STARGAME. He will also be filmed for a special insert on Channel O during this time talking about his work, life and ambitions.

Born in Germany, Jermaine Lamar Cole, popularly known as J. Cole, was raised in North Carolina and is now based in New York. He is signed to Jay Z’s influential Roc Nation record label, which also represents songstress Rihanna, and his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story has gained him worldwide attention. Determined, creative and gifted, the producer/rapper has collaborated with Beyonce, Trey Songz, Missy Elliot, Drake and Elle Varner among others. He’s also appeared on Jay Z’s Blueprint 3 album on the hip hop anthem ‘A Star is Born.’

Plus, right on schedule, M-Net has also given fans a first look at the new BIG BROTHER STARGAME logo, showcasing a bold new identity for 2012 with a retro inspired yet futuristic style.

A large curved font highlights the new name in a deep red garnet color, while the iconic Big Brother eye gets a liquid platinum finish with a glittering gold mirror-ball at its centre. Adding to the logo is a glossy accented space pushing forward between the eye and the new name, perhaps hinting at a series focused on movement, progress and speed. Only time will tell….

For now, remember to diarize May 6 when BIG BROTHER STARGAME begins on DStv channel 198. The series is once again headline sponsored by Coca-Cola and for updates on the new season, simply log on to


  1. kem

    March 12, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    hmmm, we cant wait oh…..

  2. kem

    March 12, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    hmmm, d new twist will definitely be of da hook, ladies dont go in with ur real partner and d dude dnt go in wit ur real gf, if not get ready for heartbreak, if she start falling in love with another…sound more like temptation island to me…..mind blowing….

  3. StephanieIj

    March 12, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Stargame though… So not apt..


    March 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    Stargame? sounds cheesy as hell.
    so can someone clarify this for me. you have to go into the game as PARTNERS? but only ONE person can win? meaning eventually the parterniship will be terminated??

  5. annie

    March 12, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    Abeg j.cole ur soo cute kai

  6. Personal Shopper

    March 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I really miss this show sha!

  7. ama

    March 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    @ THE AMAKA yes einstein!!!thanks for figuring out the labyrinth

  8. sharon

    March 12, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    big brotha fan 4 lyf no 1 cn chng dat, h8ers u al mcin out on dis big show

  9. Bella

    March 13, 2012 at 1:06 am

    woohoo my baby J Cole! 😀

  10. Theodora

    March 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Kia i cant wait……….i need this show to start, as soon as possible


    March 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I Really cant wait.


    March 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I can wait for it to start cos am a die hard fan of this show

  13. Crazyanon

    March 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    omg! illuminati has come to Big brother. Look at that eye *jokes*

  14. faith

    March 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I wish τ̅☺ b in d house….

  15. dame

    March 14, 2012 at 4:54 am

    go big brother.J cole is good

  16. Merciful

    March 20, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Oya let the games( cheating, lying, back stabbing, friendship, emotions, marriage, madness, Etc) begin!

  17. sonia kah

    April 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    who is de new karen in da house .i dont think dere will be any.lets just pray it’s no longer going to be big brother niageria

  18. Joe

    April 5, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Hmmm! It won’t be easy Oº°˚˚°º , can’t wait

  19. Leomorris

    April 15, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Guyz mak we relax 9ja no dey cary last o

  20. Jenither chioma

    April 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I can’t wait ooo

  21. Ify

    April 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Dis game gonna be hot trust nig we knw d cary last

  22. pauline

    April 24, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Can’t wait for the show to start

  23. livhuwani

    April 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    i cant wait 2c the craziness in biggies house

  24. KAL ASHY

    April 29, 2012 at 12:33 pm


  25. jennylicious

    April 29, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    if u dnt lyk ma attitudes quit talking to me and deal wit it

  26. Maryblitz

    May 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

    So sad…. I will b missing bba 4 somedays

  27. Mecaly Walis

    May 7, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Wow!!! Big brother star game.I hope it will be more interesting than amplified.But i dnt think a character such as Luclay and Karene sahll still be in the house.Any way good luck to all the house-mates.

  28. Mecaly Walis

    May 7, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Biggy Why is Camerron not involved in that game?I have never seen a Cameroonian in it,so i am wondering why?

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