Auditions for two Kenyan contestants to take part in this year’s Big Brother Africa reality TV contest start on Monday.
Interested applicants will be required to show up at the KICC from Monday through to Wednesday to get a chance to win the grand prize of approximately Sh24.6 million.
The cash pot will be divided in two as contestants this time round will be required to enter with a friend.
The deadline for applications passed on February 27, but interested participants have still been given a chance to show up and audition on the allotted days next week.
Applicants have admitted that the requirement of pairing up was a challenge, but Kenyans on twitter expressed hope that the contestants this year would win the top prize, which has eluded Kenya over the years.
Countries that Kenya will be up against include Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
According to organisers, partners who apply must be from the same country.
“We’ve had positive feedback from BBA fans who love the challenge of entering in pairs,” says M-Net Africa MD Biola Alabi. “It’s great to see them embrace the change so enthusiastically!”
“We know that sometimes people do miss the cut-off for sending in their paper entry, so we’re opening the casting sessions again this year to late entries. Those people need to simply come to the casting venue and meet the team. However, a paper entry is still the very best way to get selected. It gives our teams more time to work through to your entry in detail and increases your chances of participating.”
M-Net will be handing out golden passes to the auditions on Capital FM’s Hits Not Homework show, from 7-10pm. The passes will be available until the auditions conclude on March 7. BBA7 returns to your screens in May.