Big Brother Africa is set to return to our screens, after a seven-year break. MultiChoice’ South African TV network Mzansi Magic announced the return of the classic reality television show.
According to the TV network, casting has begun in earnest for the show tagged ‘Big Brother Mzansi’ and produced by Randburg-based Red Pepper Pictures (same producers of the Nigerian edition of the show).
M-Net’s Executive Head of Programming, Nomsa Philiso while confirming the forthcoming show, said: “This year marks 20 years since the very first Big Brother on MultiChoice’s M-Net and we are excited to celebrate this milestone by commissioning a new Big Brother season, which will be housed under our Mzansi Magic stable.”
“This is a show that has always delivered top ratings and entertainment value, and our viewer and advertising partners can look forward to a stellar season of Big Brother.”
Prior to its break, the show hosted in South Africa saw contestants from 12 African countries including Nigeria, and saw the rise to fame of quite a number of celebrated media personalities across the continent.
The last season of the show aired in 2015 with Ace Khumalo and Ntombi Tshabalala emerging winners.