The fourth season of Africa’s biggest reality TV show, Big Brother Naija premiered across all DStv packages on channel 198 and on GOtv Max and Plus on channel 29 on June 30, 2019. This year’s Big Brother Naija will be hosted in Nigeria for the first time since 2006 and is sponsored by Bet9ja.
Twenty-one new housemates for the season-themed ‘Pepper Dem’, were unveiled at the launch along with the surprise announcement that the show has been extended by one extra week taking the new season to 99 days in total.
Speaking on the new season, the CEO of MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe said: “The Big Brother franchise remains one of the most exciting content options available to viewers across the world. Big Brother Naija, which is easily the most popular version in Africa, is finally here and for the first time since 2006, the show will be hosted in Nigeria. Our viewers should expect the very best of entertainment, intrigue, and drama, all delivered with excellent production standards straight from a house here in Nigeria.”
The new housemates bound for BBNaija household-name stardom include Seyi, Esther, Ella, Frodd, Omashola, Avala, Khafi, Ike, Tuoyo, Kimoprah, Isilomo, Jackye, Khafi, Nelson, Sir Dee, Thelma, Gedoni, Diane, Mercy, Tacha, Mike and Jeff. The new housemates have an array of exciting career backgrounds including a part-time stripper to a Lawyer and a music video vixen.
The fourth edition of Big Brother Naija follows the hugely successful past season themed ‘Double Wahala’, which saw the emergence of the pilot and fan favorite Miracle Ikechukwu as the winner of Ksh12.8 million (N45 million) worth of prizes. The excitement for the forthcoming show was further ramped with a hugely popular reunion show with housemates from the previous edition discussing highlights and controversial moments from their time in the house.