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How BBN and Big brother Africa started in Nigeria

Getting asked if there is an African big brother is probably the most ridiculous question ever. Of course, there is an African big brother, the franchise launched in Africa in 1997 and aired in 2003. The big brother franchise is one of the most expected, watched and entertaining shows in Africa. The Big brother 9ja franchise has to be the flag show that brings most of Africa together through debate, mutual support and entertainment.

African big brother

How big brother Africa started.

African big brother is not one of the top five reality television show in Europe, but in Africa, it is The Show!!! Big brother in Africa debuted with big brother Africa, which brought contestants from Ghana, South Africa, Nigerian, Kenya and more. Big brother Africa had a run for nine seasons with Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa As its host for six of the seasons.

The Big brother in Africa continued with big brother 9ja

BBN has six successful seasons with amazing life-changing prizes commonly won by the contestants and viewers. Some winners of the African big brother are:

  • Cherise Makubale from Zambia was the winner of the 2017 big brother Africa.
  • Richard Dyle from Tanzania won the 2007 big brother Africa 
  • Richardo “Ricco” won the 2011 big brother Africa
  • Nigeria’s Kevin Chuwang pam won the
  • Uti Nwachukwu

The impact of “African big brother”.

African big brother has produced some of the biggest names in African entertainment. African big brother has also contributed immensely to economic growth by creating employment for the hundreds of people who take on several roles during the production. For the contestants, many big brother 9Ja and big brother Africa housemates have capitalized on the fame from the reality show and had brilliant careers in several industries from beauty and entertainment to showbiz.

Some of the most prominent Ex-housemates of the big brother franchise include:

  1. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu: Former big brother housemate cum big brother 9ja host. 
  2. Beverly Osu: Beverly is an actress and model. She was a part of big brother Africa.
  3. Sonie Alhuda Njoroge, also known as Huddah: Huddah repesented kenya at big brother Africa. Huddah is a renonwed beauty mogul.
  4. Cynthia Nwadiora (Cee-c) is a lawyer and an ex-housemate how has capitalized her fame to become an influencer and actor.
  5. Ozoemena “Ozo” Chukwu: a sports enthusiast and former housemate of big brother Naija housemate.
  6. Bisola Aiyeola: Her appearance on big brother 9ja was basically a springboard to her career as an actress and a musician. 
  7. Laycon: Laycon is the winner of the big brother lockdown edition got his big break after participating and winning big brother 9ja, Lockdown edition. 2020.

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