Popularly viewed reality show, Big Brother Naija commenced yesterday as no less than twenty housemates are set to battle for the competition’s prize for the next ten weeks.
In line with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s guidelines on COVID-19, there was no live audience to welcome housemates.
The housemates for 2020 are: Ozo Chukwu, Victoria Adeyele, Nelson Enwerem (Prince), Boluwatife Aderogba (Lilo), Trikytee, Lucy Essien, Dorathy Bachor, Terseer Kiddwaya, Vee, Praise Nelson, Florence Anyansi (Wathoni), Tochukwu Okechukwu (Tochi), Kate Jones (Ka3na), Ngozi Nlewedim (Erica), Eric Akhigbe, Ezekiel Bright (Brighto), Aisha Umaru (Kaisha), Neo, Tolani Shobajo (Tolanibaj), Layoonn, Nengi.
According to the organisers, this season’s winner will walk away with N85 million.
The breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija season five include N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost amongst other prizes.
Speaking on the new season, Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe says the fifth season marks a major milestone in the reality TV series.
His words, “We are making this season significant by not only increasing the winnings but also implementing other creative and innovative ways to ensure the show lives up to the premium entertainment, especially during the current pandemic.”
The organisers said they were taking measures to keep the housemates safe and coronavirus free.
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