Following the immense success of the seventh season of BBNaija not just in Nigeria but across Africa, Multichoice has recognized that this show resonates with customers and an eighth season will be brought back to provide viewers with exciting local content they love.
Big Brother Naija channel will broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 10 weeks.
To watch Big Brother Naija, you need to be a DStv or GOtv customer.
If you’re not, please visit or contact the nearest MultiChoice office or branch and subscribe to DStv or GOtv Supa, Max or Jolli.
You can also download the MyDStv app and MyGOtv app from the App store to reconnect, upgrade your package and for other self-service options.
These 47 countries across the African continent will get to enjoy Big Brother Naija via the DStv and GOtv platforms:
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Equatorial Guinea
- Ivory Coast
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
When is BBNaija Season 8 starting and how long will it run for?
BBNaija Season 8 will premiere on Saturday, July 22nd, 2023 with a first launch show followed by a second launch show on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023.
The season will run for 10 weeks, with the finale on Sunday, October 1st, 2023.
What’s new about this 8th season?
The new four elements of this BBNaija season are:
- The grand prize of a ₦100m worth of prizes.
- The return of the Ninjas who are an integral part of housemates’ experience in the house.
- The return of the live audience which was unavailable in the sixth season.
When and where did the auditions for this season happen?
The auditions for the new season kicks off on May 14, 2023, and ends on May 29, 2023, on the Africa Magic website.
It is open to Nigerians from the ages of 21 and above, with valid identity documents.
What’s the grand prize for this season’s winner?
The new season’s Big Brother Naija winner will walk away with a whopping ₦100m grand prize which includes a ₦50m cash prize, top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors, trip for two packaged by Travelbeta, among many others.
Who is this season’s presenter?
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, a former housemate in Big Brother Nigeria show back in 2006 and host of the last six seasons of BBNaija will return as this season’s host.
What will be the theme of this year’s season?
As is the norm, the theme of each BBNaija season isn’t revealed until the live launch show when Ebuka announces it.
So, keep watching DStv and GOtv for the big reveal!
Who will be Big Brother in this season of the show?
As in all Big Brother shows around the world, the identity of Big Brother is a mystery and will remain so before, during and after the show.
How were the final housemates selected after the online auditions?
Entries received from the online auditions were screened for eligibility and suitability.
Successful entries were further screened, and the final shortlist selected after standard psych evaluations, interviews and medicals.
Housemates will live and interact normally in the house as they have been cleared of any medical conditions, including COVID-19.
On what channels will BBNaija Season 8 air on DStv and GOtv?
Big Brother Naija will air 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29 (Channel 129 in Ghana and Channel 329 in Uganda).
The live eviction show will broadcast every Sunday at 7pm (8pm CAT) on:
- Africa Magic Showcase (DStv Channel 151) repeat on Tuesdays at 12pm (1pm CAT).
- Africa Magic Urban (DStv Channel 153 and GOtv CH 6) repeat on Wednesdays at 12pm (1pm CAT).
- Africa Magic Family (DStv Channel 154 and GOtv CH 2) repeat on Thursdays at 12pm (1pm CAT).
On which packages will Big Brother Naija be available on DStv or GOtv in Nigeria?
Big Brother Naija will be available to subscribers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam (Family) and Yanga (Access) packages and only to subscribers on GOtv Supa, Max and Jolli (Plus) packages for GOtv
You cannot watch Big Brother Naija on DStv Padi (Lite) or GOtv Jinja (Value)/Lite.
BBNaija Season 8 will be available for online streaming service, Showmax across Africa and the United Kingdom.
DStv Premium customers enjoy a Showmax subscription at no extra cost while customers on other packages get Showmax at half the price.
How do I vote for my favourite housemate in Big Brother Naija?
Voting this year is free and only through the Africa Magic website/mobile site, MyDStv app and MyGOtv app.
The number of votes each subscriber has will be determined by their subscription packages, with DStv Premium subscribers receiving the most votes.
Voting will open every Monday night after the nomination show at 8pm (9pm CAT) and will close every Thursday at 9pm (10pm CAT).
You can vote as many times as there is a call to vote on the mobile site, Africa Magic website and the MyDStv and MyGotv apps.
If you are a DStv/GOtv subscriber customer with an eligible package, with the MyDStv/MyGOtv App, you can vote based on your package.
Voting on all the websites, mobile sites and on the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps are absolutely free.
All voting is verified by the Deloitte, auditing firm.
How many housemates will be in the Big Brother Naija house?
Big Brother thrives on mystery, intrigue and the element of surprise.
The number of housemates and their identities is never revealed prior to the beginning of the show.
This undoubtedly ensures a keen interest in who these individuals are and what they will bring into the house.
Audiences can, however, know that the housemates were selected after a rigorous screening process to bring to life Africa’s biggest reality TV show.
You do not need any special qualifications to audition for Big Brother Naija.
What are the rules of Big Brother Naija?
A rule-book is distributed to contestants before the commencement of the show.
General rules will include – no contact with the world outside the Big Brother house, strictly no violence and an obligation to nominate fellow housemates for eviction.
What can housemates bring into the house?
Housemates are given a rulebook stating exactly what items they can bring into the house.
However, no electronic equipment can be taken into the house.
Big Brother will go through what housemates are taking into the house with them and reserves the right to remove any item/s that has been excluded as per the rulebook.
Housemates should bring two suitcases. No clothing with prominent logos or labels will be allowed.
No verbal or written communication is allowed with anyone outside the house, unless a housemate has an urgent family crisis, and this is still subject to Big Brother’s discretion.
The Big Brother house is their home for the duration of their stay.
Therefore, housemates are expected to behave as naturally as they would in their own environment.