…. over 40,000 entries received.
The biggest reality show in Africa, Big Brother Naija is set to premiere its seventh season this July.
This was announced at the unveiling ceremony of season seven of the show to the media on Tuesday in Lagos.
Present at the unveiling were former housemates White Money, JMK, Seyi Awolowo, Frodd, Vandora, Esther, Jaypaul and Venita Akpofure.
BBNaija will feature a unique double launch show on July 23 and 24, respectively for its seventh edition.
Both shows will be aired 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.
The 10-week extended reality TV show will follow and capture the lives of housemates as they interact and compete with each other in a bid to win the grand prize of N100m worth of awards, the biggest reality TV show reward on the continent.
At the unveiling ceremony, Busola Tejumola, Executive Head of Content & West Africa Channels, MultiChoice Group, said the season promises to be bigger and better.
Ms Tejumola said they received over 40,000 entries and worked with psychologists and experts to ensure they got the best housemates.
This season’s winner will take home a grand prize worth 100 million Naira that includes 50 million Naira cash and other exciting prizes.
For the seventh season, the show will witness a return of a few pre-COVID 19 elements, including the fan-favourite ‘Ninjas’ and a live studio audience.
Fans can also expect a line-up of more engaging tasks, unpredictable twists and Big Brother’s wit.
In addition, 30 fans of the show will also win 1 million Naira each in the Fave Lock-In promo exclusive to DStv & GOtv customers.
Meanwhile, MultiChoice also announced that there would be no SMS voting for this season.
The show will also retain its voting style from last year. Voting will only be on the Big Brother Naija website, mobile site, and the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps for active customers.
The 72-day reality show will also see the return of the famous BBNaija Ninjas, a live studio audience on the live eviction shows. Thirty BBNaija fans will win N1m each.
Pocket by Piggyvest is the headline sponsor of Big Brother Naija season 7.