Following the phenomenal success of BBNaija‘s seventh season not just in Nigeria but also throughout Africa, Multichoice has determined that this program is popular with its audience and will return for an eighth season to provide fans with more of the exciting local content they adore.
For ten weeks, the Big Brother Naija channel will air continuously.
You must have a subscription to DStv or GOtv in order to watch Big Brother Naija.
If you’re not, please visit or contact the nearest MultiChoice office or branch and subscribe to DStv or GOtv Supa, Max or Jolli.
The MyDStv and MyGOtv apps are also available for download through the App Store, where you can upgrade your package, reconnect, and access other self-service options.
Big Brother Naija will be available on the DStv and GOtv platforms in these 47 countries in Africa.
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Equatorial Guinea
- Ivory Coast
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
When does BBNaija Season 8 start, and how long does it last?
according to Six9ja News BBNaija Season 8 will premiere on Saturday, July 22nd, 2023 with a first launch show followed by a second launch show on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023.
The season’s finale will be held on Sunday, October 1st, 2023, after a 10-week run down.
What’s new about this 8th season?
The new four elements of this BBNaija season are:
- The grand prize of a ₦100m worth of prizes.
- The return of the Ninjas who are an integral part of housemates’ experience in the house.
- The return of the live audience which was unavailable in the sixth season.
When and where did the auditions for this season happen?
On the Africa Magic Tv, auditions for the next season begin on May 14 and go until May 29.
Nigerians who are at least 21 years old and have acceptable identification documents may participate.
What’s the grand prize for this season’s winner?
The new season’s Big Brother Naija winner will walk away with a whopping ₦100m grand prize which includes a ₦50m cash prize, top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors, trip for two packaged by Travelbeta, among many others.
Who is this season’s presenter?
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, a former housemate in Big Brother Nigeria show back in 2006 and host of the last six seasons of BBNaija will return as this season’s host.
What will be the theme of this year’s season?
As is the norm, the theme of each BBNaija season isn’t revealed until the live launch show when Ebuka announces it.
So, You can also keep watching DStv and GOtv for the big reveal!
Who will be Big Brother in this season of the show?
The identity of Big Brother is a secret and will continue to be so before, during, and after the show, just like in all other Big Brother programs throughout the world.
How were the final housemates selected after the online auditions?
For eligibility and suitability, entries from the online auditions were evaluated.
After regular psych assessments, interviews, and medical exams, the successful entries were further scrutinized before the final selection was decided upon.
Since all of the residents have been free of any medical issues, including COVID-19, they will live and interact in the home regularly.
On what channels will BBNaija Season 8 air on DStv and GOtv?
Big Brother Naija will air 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29 (Channel 129 in Ghana and Channel 329 in Uganda).
The live eviction show will broadcast every Sunday at 7pm (8pm CAT) on:
- Africa Magic Showcase (DStv Channel 151) repeat on Tuesdays at 12pm (1pm CAT).
- Africa Magic Urban (DStv Channel 153 and GOtv CH 6) repeat on Wednesdays at 12pm (1pm CAT).
- Africa Magic Family (DStv Channel 154 and GOtv CH 2) repeat on Thursdays at 12pm (1pm CAT).
On which packages will Big Brother Naija be available on DStv or GOtv in Nigeria?
DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam (Family), Yanga (Access), and only GOtv Supa, Max, and Jolli (Plus) package subscribers would have access to Big Brother Naija.
Big Brother Naija is not available on GOtv Jinja (Value)/Lite or DStv Padi (Lite).
In Africa and the UK, Showmax’s internet streaming service will offer BBNaija Season 8 for viewing.
Customers of DStv Premium receive a Showmax subscription at no additional cost, while those of other packages pay half as much for Showmax.
How do I vote for my favourite housemate in Big Brother Naija?
This year, voting is only available through the MyDStv, MyGOtv, and Africa Magic mobile apps for free.
Each customer will be given a certain amount of votes based on their subscription packages, with DStv Premium members receiving the most.
Voting begins each Monday at 8 p.m. (9:30 p.m. CAT) following the nomination program and ends each Thursday at 9 p.m. (10pm CAT).
On the mobile website, the Africa Magic website, and the MyDStv and MyGotv apps, you can vote as many times as there are calls to vote.
If you have a qualifying package and are a DStv/GOtv subscriber, you can vote depending on your package using the MyDStv/MyGOtv App.
Voting is available for free on all websites, mobile websites, and the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps.
The accounting firm Deloitte verifies every vote.
How many housemates will be in the Big Brother Naija house?
Big Brother thrives on mystery, intrigue and the element of surprise.
The number of housemates and their identities is never revealed prior to the beginning of the show.
This undoubtedly ensures a keen interest in who these individuals are and what they will bring into the house.
Audiences can, however, know that the housemates were selected after a rigorous screening process to bring to life Africa’s biggest reality TV show.
You do not need any special qualifications to audition for Big Brother Naija.
What are the rules of Big Brother Naija?
A rule-book is distributed to contestants before the commencement of the show.
General rules will include – no contact with the world outside the Big Brother house, strictly no violence and an obligation to nominate fellow housemates for eviction.
What can housemates bring into the house?
Housemates are given a rulebook with a detailed list of things they are allowed to bring into the home.
But you cannot bring any electrical devices inside the residence.
Big Brother will check what the housemates are bringing in and reserves the right to remove any items that are prohibited by the rules.
Two luggage should be brought by roommates. It is prohibited to wear garments with obvious logos or trademarks.
If a housemate has an urgent family problem, Big Brother may nevertheless enable them to communicate verbally or in writing with someone outside the house.
For the length of their visit, they live in the Big Brother house.
Housemates are therefore expected to act in a manner that is consistent with how they would act in their own surroundings.
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