AS audiences from across the continent await the official launch of Big Brother Africa Season 9, Zimbabwean audiences are looking forward to seeing how their representatives Tariro Mharapara aka DJ Butterphly and Jerome “JJ” Arab will perform in the show.
Big Brother Hotshots will be officially launched on Sunday evening at a new house in Johannesburg following a fire incident that destroyed the house causing a shift from initially planned launch date September 2.
DJ Butterphly, who is popularly known through Power FM lunch time radio, show lives in Harare with her mother and two children.
“No back stabbing, intense horrible mean and no sex, hopefully no fights — no cameras all over me,” she said in a BBA Hotshots video.
Butterphly made it clear that if she won the competition she would take her children and siblings to better schools, take her mother shopping and also start a chain of unique food, social and fashion hangout joints.
For viewers it will most likely be of great interest to know more about JJ who featured in last year’s BBA — The Chase as a fake Emerald Housemate.
This year he comes back as a real Hotshots housemate representing Zimbabwe and he comes in with Kenya’s Alusa who was also a fake Emerald Housemate last year.
JJ calls himself “an entertainer” on the back of his work as a “singer, rapper, actor, songwriter and director”.
JJ who is hardly known by many locals will certainly have the platform to get Zimbabwe and the rest of the countries know more about him.
In a recent statement by M-Net and Endemol SA they said that due to recent developments, Rwanda had now been re-instated as a participating country in Big Brother Hotshots.
This re-instatement was as a result of the delay in production which led to adequate time being available to process the necessary documentation for the housemates to participate in the reality show.
“We would like to thank Rwandans and fans across the continent for their patience throughout this process.
“We wish Rwanda a spectacular debut onto Africa’s biggest reality show and in the build-up to the launch, fans can look forward to more housemates being revealed in anticipation to Big Brother Hotshots hitting the screens on 5 October,” they stated.
Countries that will participate in BBA this year are Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.