The Star (Nairobi)

23 January 2013

Africa: Big Brother Africa 8 Calling for Applicants

Kenyans are been urged to apply to be housemates in this year's season of the voyeuristic reality show Big Brother Africa 8.

If you meet the entry requirements and enter between now and Valentine's Day on February 14, you may well be among the superstars in waiting and may find yourself flirting with fame and fortune!

This year, entry is open to the same 14 countries as the year before with the only exception being Liberia which will be replaced by Ethiopia for this year. The replacement comes as AfricaMagic and series producers Endemol SA rotate certain countries into and out of the format. The reason for this is to ensure that a wide range of countries can be included in different editions of the series.

Producers are looking for persons who are fluent in English, entertaining and passionate about the Big Brother experience. Of particular importance to the selection team are the qualities of tolerance, determination and enthusiasm. If you are open-minded, bold and adventurous, that's even better!

As with previous editions of Big Brother Africa, the new season will have a twist. According to M-Net Africa managing director Biola Alabi, who has helmed the production for the past four years, the big surprise this year is one that audiences are expected to fall in love with.

"As always, we won't say much about the new season but I can confirm that we've added a new element that I think will get the hearts of viewers racing. The fact that the fans truly adore the show is all the motivation we need to keep it fresh and fun!"

Previous editions of Big Brother Africa have boasted huge cash prizes for winners and this year the winner will walk away with USD300 000.

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