BB NAIJA Brief History
Big Brother Naija, formerly known as Big Brother Nigeria, is a reality TV show based on the Big Brother TV series in which 21 contestants live in an isolated house and compete for a large cash prize at the end of the show by avoiding being evicted by viewers.
What is BBNaija, How Long Does the Show Last?
The first season of the show first aired on DStv Channel 37 from March 5 to June 4, 2006. It is shown exclusively on Multichoice-owned cable television, DSTV and GOTV, the show lasts roughly three (3) months, reviewed primarily in weeks and days.
How the Show is Run; What Happens in Big Brother House
Within the duration of the Big Brother Naija show, housemates stay in the Big Brother House without any sort of contact from the outside world. They are not allowed to carry any electronic gadgets into the house. The official language allowed for communication is English. The use of vernacular or any “coded” means of communication is prohibited, except where necessary.
Meanwhile, “Big Brother” or “Biggie” (an invisible voice represented by a big eye) is the presumed “owner” of the BB Naija house. Biggie is regarded as omni-present within the house, The eye on the logo signifies that he sees everything, He has the ultimate powers to make laws and decide the general daily administration of the house. He adds unexpected twists to spice up the fun.
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Season 1 Winner
Katung Aduwak won the first season of “Big Brother Nigeria season 1” in 2006, His win was surprising since he came into the house after the second eviction and won about 80 percent of the tasks. He also directed a number of music videos for Chocolate City, Styl Plus, Gabriel Afolayan and starred in EbonyLife TV’s Desperate Housewives. Currently, Katung is the Senior Channel Manager MTV Base and Executive Director at Chocolate City.
Season 2 Winner
Michael Efe Ejeba
Michael Efe Ejeba also known as Efe Money won the Second Edition of “Big Brother Naija” in 2017, He was loved for his popular phrase (Based on logistics). He decided to pursue a career in entertainment with music as his forte. He has since worked with top music acts that include Olamide, Iceprince and BOJ. In 2018, he claimed the prize money he won has been spent on various things.
Season 3 Winner
Miracle Igbokwe popularly known as Miracle, Won the Third Season of Big Brother Nigeria, which happened in 2018. Miracle stayed back in Nigeria to fulfill all he signed up for with owners of the BB franchise in Nigeria before leaving the country. Miracle had told fans and viewers that he aims to win the prize money in other to get training to become a professional and commercial pilot. The BBNaija season 3 winner has been in school studying to become a professional and commercial pilot.
Season 4 Winner
Mercy Eke popularly know as Mercy Lambo won the 4th Edition of the Big Brother Naija and becoming the first woman to win the reality show in 2020, She is a Nigerian media personality, actress, video vixen and entrepreneur from Imo State.
|Big Brother Nigeria 1||March 5, 2006||Katung Aduwak|
|Big Brother Naija 2||January 22, 2017||Michael Efe Ejeba|
|Big Brother Naija 3||January 28, 2018||Miracle Igbokwe|
|Big Brother Naija 4||June 30, 2019||Mercy Eke|
How To Apply & Qualify For Big Brother Naija 2020
Since the forms are yet to come out, so are the requirements. But, according to last year’s bbnaija 2019 application requirements, all applicants are only required to fulfill the listed requirements. for Big Brother Naija application with the following:
- You must be a Nigerian citizen,non-Nigerian citizens cannot participate in the show.
- You must be between the age of 21 and 35
- You must have a valid International Passport, this will serve as a valid means of identification
- You must be Emotionally & Mentally Stable to handle the heat of the show for a period of 90 days without contact with the outside world
- You must be educated with a minimum of O’level qualifications i.e WAEC, GCE & NECO. It’s not compulsory to have a higher degree like university, polytechnic or college of education certificate
If you meet the above requirements, then you are eligible to apply for big brother Naija 2020.
Big Brother Naija 2020 Application Scams
You should be careful of some ongoing BBNaija application scams. These scammers claim to be Ebuka the host of big brother Naija show and then ask you to pay money into a certain account for BBNaija form.
These type of scam are quite common and you should be careful not to fall a victim.
Big Brother Naija 2020 Auditions
Big Brother Naija 2019 Auditions took place in eight major locations across Nigeria; Lagos, Abuja, Warri, Benin, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Calabar and Enugu.
These are the audition centers used for Big Brother Naija 2019
- Enugu – Oakland Hotel and Park, Tunnel Crossing, Ogui Link Road, beside Etim Plaza, Enugu.
- Lagos State – West Town Hotel; No 1, Ayeni Street, behind Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.
- Benin – Uyi Grand Event center, 11 Osagiede street, G.R.A Benin, Edo State.
- Port Harcourt – 5141, Aba Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
- Delta – State 0 Deluxe Garden Suites, Bauchi Close, Shell Eedjeba, Warri.
- Ibadan – Mauve 21 Events Centre, MKO Abiola Way, Ring Road, by Adeoyo Junction, Ibadan.
- Abuja – MultiChoice Office, Plot 1548, Ademola Adetokunbo Street, beside NEMA, adjacent Transcorp Hilton, Maitama.
- Calabar – Venetian Arena, plot 5, Murtala Mohammed Highway, Calabar, Cross River State.
It would most likely be the same for big brother naija 2020 auditions. Stay tuned as more details will be released once the audition dates& venue have been announced.
How to Win Big Brother Naija 2020 Secret Revealed!!!
Winning the big brother isn’t going to be easy because of all the drama and stress when applying that’s if you manage to get into the house.
here are some few guidelines we have put together which past winners exhibited and it helped them win the reality show;
- Be good Looking
- Have good character and behaviour towards fellow housemates
- Don’t be the silent and quiet type, be jovial and free with other housemates
- Be agile in any task given in the house, This worked well for Season 3 Winner (Miracle) every one loved him for his agility during any task.
I hope this helped you out in preparation for the next Big Brother Edition, What do you think? Let’s know in the comment section.