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Big Brother Africa (franchise)
BB Africa 9 Eye
Country 17 Countries in Africa
Language(s) English
Other Variants
Television Network(s) M-Net
Host Mark Pilgrim (2003)
Kabelo Ngakane (2007 - 2008)
Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa (2009 - Present)
Series Run May 25, 2003 - September 7, 2003
August 5, 2007 - Present

Big Brother Africa (franchise) is a continental version of Big Brother for the continent of Africa.

How It WorksEdit

Big Brother is a reality television show in which a group of people live together in a large house, isolated from the outside world but continuously watched by television cameras. Each series lasts for around three months, and there are usually fewer than 15 participants. The housemates try to win a cash prize by avoiding periodic evictions from the house.

African SeriesEdit

The African version of the show largely follows the same format as the original Swedish version of Big Brother where each week the housemates will nominate two of their fellow housemates for eviction and the public will then vote to evict the two (or more) housemates who received the most nominations. Although the house is located in South Africa, many different countries can send housemates into the house to compete.

This series is different from many other series, due to the fact that many different countries can compete in the house, rather than one. At the start of the series, twelve different countries competed. Five other countries have been added since the debut of the show.



Big Brother Africa Seasons
Season Preiemre Finale Days Housemates Winner Runner-Up Final Vote
Big Brother Africa 1 May 25, 2003 September 7, 2016 106 12 Cherise Makubale Mwisho Mwampamba 6-2-2-2-1
Big Brother Africa 2 August 5, 2007 November 11, 2007 98 12 Richard Dyle Bezuidenhout Ofunneka Malokwu 7-5-1
Big Brother Africa 3 August 24, 2008 November 23, 2008 91 12 Ricco Venancio Hazel Warren 6-6-1
Big Brother Africa 4 August 24, 2008 November 23, 2008 92 25 Kevin Chuwang Emma da Rocha 11-2-1-1-0
Big Brother Africa 5 July 18, 2010 October 17, 2010 91 14 Uti Nwachukwu Munya Chidzonga 8-7-0-0-0
Big Brother Africa 6 May 1, 2011 July 31, 2011 91 25 Karen Igho None 6-
Wendall Parson
Big Brother Africa 7 May 6, 2012 August 5, 2012 91 35 Keagan Petersen Prezzo Ngechu 7-2-2-2-1-1
Big Brother Africa 8 May 26, 2013 August 25, 2013 91 28 Dillish Matheus Cleo Mulenga 5-4-3-2-1
Big Brother Africa 9 October 5, 2014 December 6, 2014 63 26 Idris Sultan Tayo John Faniran 5-2-2-2-

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