Big Brother Africa Season 8 will start airing in 2 days from today! This year’s edition titled The Chase is produced by M-net and Endemol.  M-net’s AfricaMagic confirmed the return of the series on 18 December 2012. The eighth season will officially commence on Sunday 26 May 2013. Mnet has announced the return of Ethiopia as the fourteenth participating country in the show, replacing Liberia. IK Osakioduwa will return as host of the series.

The Chase will bring with it more entertainment, romance, drama, twists and surprises – something the biggest reality show in Africa is well known for.

With new housemates from all over the continent, who will survive the longest to be crowned the winner and walk away with the prize money… There’s only one way to find out.

Tune in to AfricaMagic Entertainment for the exciting launch show, and DStv channels 197 and 198 from Sunday, 26 May for 24/7 coverage. We will also bring you live updates on this blog!

Big Brother Africa is the African version of the Big Brother reality game show. The show initially involved 12 countries within Africa (Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia & Zimbabwe) with two countries (Ethiopia and Mozambique) being added in season 4 and two other countries (Liberia and Sierra Leone) being added in season 7. Each country provides a contestant living in an isolated house while trying to avoid being evicted by viewers and ultimately winning a large cash prize at the end of the show. The show is co-produced by Endemol South Africa.

The seventh season of Big Brother Africa premiered to viewers in 47 African countries on Sunday 6 May 2012 and ran for 91 days until 5 August 2012. Live performances were made by American rapper J. Cole during the opening ceremony. The show was once again headline sponsored by Coca Cola and hosted by IK.

This season, the cash prize was raised to US$ 300,000. A new rule called Double-Up was introduced to the show. This means that entrants partnered with other people to enter as a pair.

Liberia and Sierra Leone were represented in the house for the first time ever, while Ethiopia was not represented this time round and contestants from Mozambique were expected to take on a new role that was not announced, the idea was dropped and replaced with seven celebrity housemates making it a Stargame themed series.

This season featured a record breaker, for the first time ever in the worldwide history of big brother, 35 housemates went into the big brother house on launch night. From 14 African countries the 35 contestants constituted 14 pairs called BBFs(Big Brother Friends) and seven VIP celebrity housemates.

Keagan Pietersen from South Africa was crowned the winner of the $300 000 cash prize on 5 August 2012 during the 2 hours 20 minutes finale.

New contestants on Season 8 of Big Brother Africa will compete for the shopping prize of $300,000 in this challenging reality TV show so stay tuned… Biggie has returned and the fun is about to begin! 

Dont forget, we will bring you live updates on this blog!

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