With less down few hours to go, the highly anticipated African most-watched reality show, Big Brother Naija Season 5 will hit our TV Screen. Early this week, the organiser of the reality show, MultiChoice Nigeria, made the announcement for the commencement of the show via a statement on its official social media profiles.
BREAKING NEWS 🔊
The newest season of #BBNaija launches 19th July 🔥
That’s the tweet. RT if you’re excited 🙌🏿
— Big Brother Naija (@BBNaija) June 29, 2020
For the fourth straight year, Nigerian media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu was announced as the host of the Big Brother Naija Season 5 for the year 2020, while the winner of this year edition will go home with a cash prize worth N85million, the highest so far since the inception of the show.
In addition is a two-bedroom apartment, Champions League finale trip, one-year supply of Pepsi, branded chiller, a trip to Dublin, home appliances including TV, premium fridge and several other prizes.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual audition was held to select contestants for the show. Video submissions were received from 20 May to 30 May 2020. In the submission, interested contestants submitted a two-minute video stating why they should appear on the show. At the end of the online audition, over 30,000 contestants showed their interest.
This year edition of Big Brother Naija was proudly sponsored by online sports betting, BetWay in association with Guinness Nigeria.