No auditions for this year’s Big Brother Africa


There will be no auditions for this year’s edition of Big Brother Africa which starts on July 18, in Johannesburg.
The annual competition will this year feature representatives from 14 countries including Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
This year however, aspiring contestants will not go through auditions like in the previous years but will be selected from the database of last year’s auditions.
MultiChoice Zimbabwe public relations and publicity manager, Elizabeth Dziva, in a telephone interview said this year’s Big Brother contestant from Zimbabwe is going to be selected carefully from the 2009 auditions.
“The contestant will be contacted by M-Net and will only be announced on July 18 on the show so we cannot say much of who will be representing Zimbabwe as of now,” she said.
Those who auditioned last year are in for a surprise as one person will soon be contacted by M-Net Africa and told that he or she is the next Zimbabwean representing the country in the Big Brother House next month.
She however added that Big Brother fans in over 40 countries across the continent are going to get a show that’s more edgy, more tactically challenging and more intensely strategic than ever before.
In the popular show this year, the house will feature 53 cameras and 100 microphones ensuring that Big Brother is always watching together with fans from all around Africa.
The prize money this year, like in 2009 is $200 000 and will be taken away by the remaining contestant in the Big Brother House.
Dziva was very upbeat about this year’s edition of Big Brother which is the fifth Edition saying that it will be better than the previous editions of Big Brother including last year’s Big Brother Revolution.
“What a great event this will be, with the return of a well-loved show for an incredible fifth time. We all felt season four, Big Brother Revolution, was special and the excitement and response exceeded all expectations.
“As a result, it was clear that season five had to happen, so we’ve been developing what we believe will be a thrilling new format with subtle and not-so-subtle changes here and there.” Said Dziva.
This year DStv channel 198 will feature two television feeds so that audiences can choose to move from one Big Brother feed to another. At any one time there will be two streams of video and audio coming out of the house and audiences can simply pick the one that they wish to watch.