Big brother Naija (BBN) formerly known as Big brother Nigeria is a TV reality show where a group of people live together for a specified period of time and in a secret location unknown to the outside world. Originally first broadcasted in the Netherlands, Big brother is a show where a winner emerges after each housemate have been evicted one by one until the last man standing.
Currently hosted by Chukwuebuka Obi-Uchendu a native of anambra and an ex house mate, the Big brother Naija show is a franchise created by John de Mol of Endemol.
Johannes Hendrikus Hubert “John” de Mol jr born on the 24th of April 1955 is a Dutch media tycoon television producer and owns production companies Endemol and Takes. He is known for creating the Dutch versions of Big brother and being the voice behind it. He is a businessman, corporate director, film and television producer and is currently worth and is currently worth 1.9 billion US dollars.
Since the show first began in 2006 and restarted in 2017, there have been 4 seasons and four winners. The following are the winners and their prize won:
- Katung Aduwak (2006) – N 60 million
Michael Efe Ejeba (2017) – N25 million
Miracle Igbokwe (2018) – N45 million
Mercy Eke (2019) – N60 million.
The current season of Big brother Naija titled “Lockdown” is ongoing and we are waiting and watching to see the winner. With huge sponsors such as Beltway, Oppo, Guinness and Multichoice, the current winner is expected to go home with 85 million Naira
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