Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The third season of Big Brother Naija starting on Sunday 28 January on DStv; will kick off with a special 2-hour show.

M-Net West Africa has announced that the upcoming third season of Big Brother Naija will start on Sunday 28 January 2018 on MultiChoice's satellite pay-TV platform with the 24-hour Big Brother Naija channel that will run on DStv channel 198.

Besides DStv, the Big Brother Naija channel will also be made available as a channel on MultiChoice's digital terrestrial television (DTT) pay-TV platform GOtv in certain African countries like Nigeria on channel 29.

The new upcoming season of Big Brother Naija , produced by Red Pepper Productions and shown on MultiChoice's DStv satellite platform in Nigeria and across Africa, will likely once again also include South Africa - similar to how it was shown across the African continent during the second season.

M-Net West Africa and Red Pepper Productions decided to keep Ebuka Obi-Uchendu as the host of Big Brother Nigeria, with the former housemate who presented the second season in 2017.

Big Brother Naija will kick off with a special 2-hour introduction show on Sunday 28 January, introducing the various housemates.

Big Brother Naija producers held Nigerian auditions in 6 places across the West African country during early December.

Viewers and TV critics will keep close eye on the reality series' latest season that remains controversial for its notorious in-show history of sexual assault against women that M-Net and the previous production company, Endemol Shine Africa, have failed to prevent, despite repeatedly saying during previous iterations that more is being done to protect against sexual violence and assault, only for incidents to happen again.

The previous season in 2017 once again saw the second season of Big Brother Naija marred by an alleged sexual assault against a contestant that once again raised concerns over why M-Net and Endemol Shine Africa wasn't adequately protecting participants, especially women, in the show despite several prior promises to put better measures in place.