Big Brother Naija Season three begins with 20 housemates, Six housemates asked to vacate
The third season of reality TV series, Big Brother Nigeria, was launched on Sunday with 20 contestants also known as “housemates.”
This year’s edition, which is tagged “double wahala” stars Vandora, Teddy A, K Bruce, Nina, Miracle, Alex, Princess, DeeOne and Ahneeka.
Other housemates are Rico Swavey, Bito, BamBam, Leo, Khloe, Angel and Ifu-Ennada, Anto, Tobi Bakare, Cee-C and Lolu.
The Regional Director, M-Net West Africa, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said: “Our viewers have been waiting for the return of Big Brother Naija, and after weeks of auditions around Nigeria, where we selected a mix of 20 people from different areas and with different, exciting personalities, we are thrilled to begin the show and can’t wait to see how the Housemates compete against each other. The game has begun, and we urge our viewers to stay tuned!”
The Bay show is running for a second consecutive running year as it had previously suffered a 10-year hiatus after holding its first edition in 2006.
Popular artists, Mayorkun and Kiss Daniel performed live during the launch.
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who returned to host the show for the second time, introduced the housemates in groups of four.
The show kicked off with the host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu welcoming audiences in the studio and across the continent, after which Nigerian act Mayorkun performed his hit single, ‘Mama’. Ebuka then proceeded to give a tour of the all new Big Brother House, and viewers were then introduced to the first four Housemates, whom the host dubbed the “lucky four”, given they had never previously auditioned for Big Brother or any other reality show, and made it through with their first try.
This year’s contestants are a cross section of musicians, comedians and entrepreneurs.
The first four Housemates, Nina, Vandora, Teddy A and K. Brule, were immediately tasked with playing a game of corresponding numbers. The excitement continued as viewers were introduced to Princess, Alex, Dee One and Miracle, the second set of four Housemates introduced to the House, who were also tasked with finding beds with corresponding numbers.
The show continued with the frenzied tempo as rave of the moment, Kiss Daniel, got on stage to perform his hot track, also titled ‘’Mama’, following which Ebuka proceeded to introduce the next set of Housemates who excitingly have had some experience in the Nigerian film and television industry – Ahnneka, Bam Bam, Rico Swavey and Bitto were all also asked with selecting numbers that corresponded with beds inside the House.
The number of contestants is an increase from last year’s 12 housemates, which saw Efe Ejeba emerged winner, taking home the 25 million Naira cash prize and an SUV.
A reunion show featuring some of the previous housemates had been aired for one week before Sunday’s launch.
Every Sunday on the show, viewers are expected to witness an eviction of a housemate. The winner of the 78 – day contest will be given N45 million cash prize and a brand new SUV car.
Big Brother Naija, which was introduced in 2006, is a special Nigerian version of the continental show Big Brother Africa.
Six housemates asked to vacate
Six housemates of Big Brother Naija 3 have been asked to vacate the house.
While housemates were eating, Big brother announced that the housemates who picked numbers without a bed space should pack their bags.
It seems the first eviction in the Big Brother Naija 3 ‘Double Wahala’ has began.
The development has already set the house in disarray.
However, the six housemates were taken to a different room, away from the other housemates and asked to wait for further instructions.