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Introducing “Big Brother Africa: The Chase”! 28 New African Housemates Head to South Africa



It’s almost here! Are you as anxious as we are? Because Big Brother Africa season 8 is right around the corner. This season has aptly been titled ‘The Chase’, we can’t wait to find out what that’s all about when it launches on Sunday, May 26, 2013. And, it’s going to feature 28 new housemates from 14 countries all competing  for the scrumptious $300,000 and of course, a few twists and turns.

IK Osakioduwa will still be returning as  its host and here’s what he has to say about the new season.

“Big Brother Africa is a pretty unique show. Every season has its own special moments and features. I’m super excited to be invited back to host the show. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past seasons and I look forward to bringing a fresh and energetic approach to The Chase”

We’re excited too to see IK retaining his mantle and really can’t wait for this new season.

“Without revealing too much, I can say that AfricaMagic always strives to deliver the best in entertainment and Big Brother Africa remains at the forefront of our plans. We want to give audiences and loyal fans of the show, a truly unforgettable viewing experience once again. This season audiences can expect a show encompassing suspense, emotions, drama, fun, excitement and quite possibly, as we have seen in previous seasons, a little romance.” – M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi

While we wait to find out the new housemates, what do you think this new season, ‘The Chase’ has its theme based on? The run for the money? Will it have a bit of a flare from shows like ‘The Amazing Race’ or ‘Ultimate Search’? What do you think?

By the way, if you can give us a heads up on any of the new housemates, we’d really appreciate it.

Share your thoughts!

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  1. Him

    May 14, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Heard Iyanya and tonto dike are d 9ja housemates, DRAMA!!!!!!

    • Liz

      May 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      Iyanya can’t be a housemate now.. He has a concert in london on June 9th or so. Tonto is even supposed to host it.

  2. The Fairy GodSister

    May 14, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Who are the housemates?

  3. sarafina

    May 14, 2013 at 11:43 am

    OhhHh! Wanna see our reps

  4. Linda

    May 14, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I just cannot wait…am super excited for it to start already #Yippee

  5. biolamoyo

    May 14, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    *screaming I CAN’T WAIT!!!!

  6. Sexxie

    May 14, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Glad IK is still hosting. I hope Mnet is giving him better suits this time.

    • Sisieko

      May 14, 2013 at 1:20 pm

      So true!!!!! He usually wore suits that looked like they were made for him when he was in his teens. I always wondered if the stylists didn’t see what I was seeing or they just couldn’t be bothered.

    • Cleo

      May 14, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      I know right…..he needs custom made suits because of his body structure….

  7. winnie

    May 14, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Rubbing my palms together…FireWorks! hmm

  8. Temi

    May 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    Ouch. Ok dresses well jor. U can’t always b on point 100% at all times. 28 pple. Kai, ok lets c ow it goes

  9. Temi

    May 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I.k I meant

  10. iamfascinating

    May 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    nobody beats I.K., delivers always!

  11. Partyrider

    May 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    28 people? Will there be enough oxygen to go round?..ok na

  12. Desperado

    May 14, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Can’t wait!!!!

  13. ibk

    May 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    @ him me too I heard about tonto n iyanya hope it’s true

  14. prinecessib

    May 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    hot season!!!!

  15. KeoLebohile

    May 15, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Can’t wait

  16. ima

    May 15, 2013 at 4:09 am

    tonto dikeh tinz….we must win this season o.

  17. Thembeka Vungwana

    May 15, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Wonder whos representing S.A ds tym **Thinking**

  18. Anonymouss

    May 17, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Tonkto dike and iyanya? Why do u go tru all the auditioning and make people wait in line for hours when you (big brother) already know who you u want. So not cool. *fingers crossed*

    • ami

      May 25, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      I wonder? BBA1 remains the best. What’s with 28 housemates and eviction will start from day 1?Big brother is not for popular celebs, so why bring them in? Edemol seems like you have lost the idea of interesting big brother… #smh#

  19. Buccwe Masemoola

    May 17, 2013 at 8:00 am

    wow its been on e helluva long wait.. finally!!

  20. Joy Amaka Nnagbo

    May 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Can’t wait oooooo… Tonto dike not the right choice

  21. 0gechi Nwodo Nnaemeka

    May 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Really cn’t wait…jst hope Tonto will make us proud if actually she is d one representing us.

  22. blaise

    May 21, 2013 at 1:02 am

    if it turns out that Tonto is game dis season might just be over the roof.apart from som characters like prezzo,keagan,goldie stargame wasn really the issh.
    ok,all dat it’s in the past-i guess the chase is here to wow the motherland ‘n’ beyond.

  23. karen

    May 24, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I cant wait

  24. karen

    May 24, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Lets hope there is lots of entertainment drama etc

  25. Shittu Uba Umar

    May 25, 2013 at 11:16 pm


  26. Chioma

    May 26, 2013 at 7:01 pm


  27. Ekebo Akpan

    May 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Wellll! Dont be so carried away by Tonto and Inyanya, forgotten wat happened bw Prezzo and Goldie last season? Haha….Omg

  28. norman hamz

    June 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Very interesting game,I love big brother


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