BiGBROTHERAFRICA 2014 house fire splits viewers: what you may not know about the show?Africa was ready for the biggest reality show on the planet, Big Brother Africa (BBA) season nine to begin on Sunday, September 7, 2014 but were shocked beyond words when words filtered in on Tuesday night that the BBA house was on fire, thus destroying the expensive set-up that would have housed new housemates of this year’s season. Though a press release from the organisers suggest that a new house is being sought for with new set of gadgets to be installed so that the competition will continue for this year’s edition, many individuals from around Africa have used the opportunity to voice their thoughts about the hugely anticipated event. While many were disappointed that they would have to wait for a new date to see the competition begin, others, funny as it may seem, are of the opinion that the fire incident was an act of God, showing his disapproval of the event. And so, on various social media platforms on Tuesday night, thousands of people voiced their various opinions for and against the event, thus proving that the event is indeed the most popular reality contest on the continent. The housemates are competing for a massive prize pot of USD 300 000 – with more twists than ever before!
As if reading the minds of fans across Africa, M-Net Africa Regional Director (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, has said that the viewers are in for almost as many surprises as the housemates. “We work hard to make each season of Big Brother Africa bigger than the last – and we’ve really upped the ante this year,” she was quoted to have said on the company’s website. SEE MORE ON PAGE2