BBA contestants asked to bring a plus one!

Big Brother Africa might as well open a school for this! The seventh edition of the contest this year will be challenging from the very beginning.

If you think you are interesting, fun-loving, creative, original and socially flexible enough to be a Kenyan contestant this year, good for you! But you will have to look for someone else just as exciting and as fun, and as controversial (?) to go in WITH you. Yes! Two scoops of ice-cream please!

Be it your father, brother, mother, spouse, hairdresser, or child (maybe), entrants to BBA will have to enter as a pair this year. Is that a recipe for double trouble or a new way of forming alliances? Will contestants finally have someone to truly watch their back?

Biggie is advising that it be somebody you don’t mind spending a LOT of time with – just in case you win.

Two countries have been added into the wide African reality show selection this glorious 2012, namely Liberia (hot chicks) and Sierra Leone (French?).

The cash prize is also eye-popping, at a cool Sh25.5 million.

M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi says, “We are thrilled to be offering a huge, new, USD 300 000 prize and to include two new countries who were chosen to participate based on their ongoing interest in the series and their growing DStv audiences. And while Ethiopia won’t have a housemate this year, we’ll look to include them and other non-housemate countries in other ways if the opportunity arises, as we do every season… And as for Mozambique, they will be included with a housemate – but that’s all we are saying at the moment!”

Below are the qualifications: – he/she must:

– be a citizen of Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
– be 21 years or older.
– be fluent in English.
– have a valid passport!

Entry forms will be made available on from February 5 and they must be either dropped at the nearest MultiChoice office or sent to

The entry deadline is February 27.

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