Double the prize money, double the number of cameras and microphones, add two more contestants to the show and Big Brother Africa 4, The Revolution, is ready to roll!
US $200 000 will be handed over to the last man/woman standing when the show comes to an end.
Where else can one win money by having fun, getting drunk daily, being promiscuous, losing track of time, stabbing others in the back while trying hard to be someone they are not.
Oh, yes, and let’s not forget the instant celebrity status that comes with it.
A product of the Endemol Company, Big Brother Africa is expected to grace the screens of DSTV subscribers on their favourite M-net channel this coming Sunday.
The controversial show has promised its viewers a new uplifted and daring show, full of surprises.
Unlike the past BBAs, this year’s contestants are still not known to the general public, their identities will only be revealed the day they enter the house.
The show is expected to run for 91 days with the grand finale being on the 6th of December.
Viewers will also notice a number of changes made to the image of Big Brother. For one, the completely redesigned eye logo and the new host, Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa.
BBA surely won’t be the same without KB, who did a good job of entertaining the viewers at home with his honest comments and lively spirit.
Amongst the new innovations are the fact that housemates can now form alliances and discuss game strategies openly, unlike in the past.
Housemates will also be allowed to have open discussions on which housemate they want to nominate.
The one country one vote system has now been substituted for a voting system in which viewers across Africa would vote in to save their favourite housemate from eviction.
This very same voting system has alredy been tried and tested at the Big Brother house in Thailand.
The unknown contestants will be expected to be housemates from Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The two new countries to join the latest BBA craze are Mozambique and Ethiopia.
Botswana has had representatives in all the past BBAs.
Out of past three contestants, the one in the first BBA, Warona Setshwaelo was the only one who came close to clutching the grand prize which was by then only US $100 000.
Setshwaelo managed to be amongst the top four which was a feat compared to how the others fared.
She was the first woman in Botswana to enter the house. The public adored her but critised her smoking habits.
The one in BBA 2, Justice Motlhabane, was the first to be evicted out of the house after only two weeks in the house.
Motlhabane is at present the only man in Botswana, out of three contests, to set foot in the BBA house.
An energetic young man, who had a heart for debates of all sorts, Justice unfortunately did not fare well with the other contestants, who ended up nominating him for eviction the second week.
The third contestant, Tawana Lebani, was by far the most controversial of the three. The public ridiculed her, calling her all sorts of names because she had sex with two different men in full view of the voting public.
They said she was shaming herself and her family, while others supported her saying that she was only doing what she had to do to win.
More suprises are supposed to be unveiled as we all wait for the final moment.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!