The date for the premiere of the sixth season of Africa’s biggest reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, has been set. This follows the conclusion of the open call auditions in May 2021.
The 2021 edition of the reality tv show will have two opening shows scheduled for Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Both shows will air from 7 pm on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29 with a simulcast on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family.
For the first time, fans of the big brother show in the United Kingdom will have access to the live 24/7show via the African online streaming service, Showmax.
The organisers of the reality show, Multichoice Nigeria, announced the new dimensions added to the sixth season.
According to Martin Mabutho, Multichoice Head of Marketing, the newly added dimensions will make the show bigger than the fifth edition.
Mabutho also announced that SMS voting for Housemates will not be available for the sixth edition as all voting will be conducted online as well as through the DStv and GOtv mobile applications.
Speaking on the premiere of the show, John Ugbe, who is the Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria said: “With each season of BBNaija, we task ourselves on delivering great content that will take the excitement a notch higher and meet the entertainment needs of our customers. For this sixth season, we are pulling all the stops to give our customers a show like never seen before from Nigeria with end-to-end production best practices under global health and safety standards”.
Multichoice Head of Content West Africa, Bisola Tejumola announced that the winner of the sixth season will be going home with a grand prize of N90 million.
She also revealed that the show will have a new feature in the house, two new currencies as well as housemates.
The 10-week long reality TV show, which will run from July 24 to October 3, will follow the lives of strangers as they interact and compete with each other to win the grand prize.
The organizers also assured viewers that global best practices, precautions and preventive measures will be practiced throughout the show.
Abeg is the headline sponsor of season 6, while Patricia is the associate sponsor.