Liberia is, for the first time, expected to join this year’s big brother Africa seventh edition competition in Nigeria. Adding to the innovation for which the Premier Reality TV series has become known, M-Net’s Big Brother Africa show – the seventh edition this year -will hit a new high with a requirement for entrant to partner with another person to enter as a pair.
“That other person can be a best friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, mom, dad, and brother, sister, boss, husband, wife, neighbor, hairdresser, in fact, anyone; but the rule is that People have to enter in pairs,” said Nomtha Sithole, the DSTV-Liberia Marketing Manager.
She disclosed that this year’s competition will welcome two new countries into the Big Brother house – Liberia and Sierra Leone. This time Ethiopia will not be involved, while Mozambique will take on a new role to be announced at a later stage.
The announcement of the partnership plan means that individuals interested in participating in Big Brother Africa can do so if both partners are citizens of one of the participating countries- Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
“The Big Brother Africa’s season seven prize money this year has been set at US$300, 000 to be won by only one person, meaning that though entry was by pairs, there will only be one winner at the end of the show,” she said.
According to her, both partners must come from the same country, be 21 years of age or older, fluent in English and have valid passports to travel. Interested candidates would be afforded the opportunity to receive entry forms from Consolidated Groups Office on Benson Street. Consolidated Groups is the representative of DSTV in Liberia.
Sithole put the deadline of the entries at February 27 2012, noting “Entrants must be fun-loving, vocal, creative, original and articulate. In addition, all entrants must have the social flexibility to live in close proximity with others and be tolerant of views and lifestyle choices other than their own”.