R1 million for Big Brother Mzansi winner
THE Big Brother Mzansi rolls into gear on Sunday, February 2 in South Africa which will see the winner walking away with R1 million.
The Big Brother Mzansi is only for South African housemates and comes up as the African continent awaits this year’s Big Brother Africa (BBA) reality show which attracts housemates from 14 African countries.
The organisers M-Net and Endemol are yet to come out clear as to when the BBA will start. Malawi is yet to do well in the reality show and last year in the Stargame it was represented by Lilongwe based Natasha Tonthola and Fatima Nkata, who were evicted early in the game.
A press release from MultiChoice said yesterday that people should brace for the Big Brother Mzansi for now adding that all the participating housemates are outspoken.
“They’re all South African. They’re all outspoken. They will live together in a specially constructed house, completely isolated from the outside world, watched 24/7 by viewing audiences across the country,” said the statement.
With R1 million on offer, the press statement said each week the housemates will nominate each other for eviction and that the housemates who get the most nominations will have to survive a viewer’s vote.
It further said that the housemates, who will not get votes, will automatically be evicted and that only the last person remaining at the end will walk away with the grand prize.
The show is also expected to have the twists and turns.
The Big Brother Mzansi is expected to be hosted by TV personality Lungile Radu who’s well known to viewers of Channel O, Vuzu, and Mzansi Magic for programmes such as Kasi 101, O-Boma and Forever Young.
M-Net Director for Local General Entertainment SA, Yolisa Phahle, is confident that Big Brother Mzansi will be TV to talk about.
“Big Brother is the ultimate reality show. It’s unscripted, unrehearsed and literally anything can happen. You will see everything as it happens from the friendships and feuds to the controversy and final contender. This is real TV in real time, 24/7,” said Phahle.
Commenting for Endemol SA, Chief Executive Officer Sivan Pillay adds: “We are thrilled that this time-tested format, one of the earliest in the Endemol stable, is back on South African screens. It remains one of the most exciting social experiments around and one that continues to fascinate viewers the world over with its unique ability to showcase a society and its diversity.”
The reality show will be screened 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198, while Mzansi Magic (channel 161) will bring the live eviction show.