Amidst much pomp and fanfare, pay-TV broadcaster M-Net’s “Big Brother Africa 2′ got underway on the evening of 5 August in Johannesburg. The reality show will run for 98-days and sees 12 contestants from different African countries housed in a tiny apartment, with a multitude of cameras, microphones and TV viewers following their every move, competing for the grand prize of US$100 000.
The series is set to be seen in its entirety on MultiChoice’s DStv platform in over 40 countries in Africa. It is presented by popular Channel O personality Kabelo “KB’ Ngakane.
Widely traveled across Africa, Ngakane has visited Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia. This makes him uniquely qualified to host the series. Ngakane will be the only person, other than Big Brother himself, to have a continuous interaction with the housemates while they are in the house.
Says Ngakane: “If you miss this show, you’ll really miss out and may even miss the point of what the African renaissance is all about.’
M-Net’s AfricaMagic channel will also screen a host of “Big Brother Africa 2′ programming including a daily 30-minute edited highlights show (running from Tuesday to Friday). There’ll also be a 60-minute Saturday highlights show, 60-minute Sunday eviction show, a 60-minute Monday nomination show and a Friday evening 30-minute “Uncut’ show for audiences to enjoy.
For news of all the action, drama and excitement in the Big Brother house, log on to www.mnetafrica.com/bigbrother. “Big Brother Africa 2′ is sponsored by MTN, in association with Ecobank.