Big Brother Africa 8 (BBA8): Winner to take 300.000$ home (MK127million)0 Comments

By MANA-Online
Posted on 18 Apr 2013 at 7:44am
Keagan, winner of Big Brother Africa 7

Keagan, winner of Big Brother Africa 7

Big Brother Africa 8 (BBA8) winner will go away with a whopping US$300,000, (about K127 million) the highest in the history of the competition, MultiChoice has indicated on its website.

To see to it that a Malawi representative gets the jackpot this time around, MultiChoice Malawi Sales and Marketing Manager for the Central and Northern regions Mac Kaulembe told Malawi News Agency (MANA) that his company will be conducting voting awareness campaigns in all the three regions of the country.

“In addition, we will have talks with service providers to reduce voting tariffs, in other words, we want them to subsidize the voting tariffs,” he said.

He added that other countries do well in the competition because they support their contestants by voting and not just watching the show.

Malawi’s neighbours have had a taste of the BBA jackpots. Zambian Cherise Makubale won BBA1 in 2003 followed by Tanzanian Richard Dyle Bezuidenhout who went away with BBA2 prize money in 2007.

“Voting enhances a contestant’s chances of winning the prize money,” observed Kaulembe.

Kaulembe said more than a hundred people were auditioned for the show from all the regions of the country.

He explained that it was hard to disclose the name of the country’s representative this year because the South African team called Endemol, who are responsible for the auditions, kept a tight lid on the names of the contestants.

“We are not told the names of the person who will be representing the country in the show until two hours before kickoff. This keeps the show more exciting and full of surprises, “he said.

He added that the selection team was looking for people who are vocal, fluent in English, fun loving, creative, original and articulate.

“Contestants are also expected to be tolerant of views and lifestyle choices other than their own and must have the social flexibility to live in proximity with others,” Kaulembe said.

Kaulembe further said that BBA8 series will be punctuated by surprises and unexpected innovations.

BBA8 is scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 26 2013, and will run for 91 days; the final is scheduled for Sunday August 25, 2013.

This Year’s BBA8 will include 14 participating countries namely: Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Ethiopia, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi.