Thursday, March 1, 2012

Why Big Brother Africa 7 open auditions have come up

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In a press statement, M-Net Africa managing director Biola Alabi says the open auditions have come up because they want to give those who failed to send forms a chance to participate.

Alabi said once all the entries were in, Endemol will identify the best entrants who will be invited to a casting session.

The auditions in Malawi will be held at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre from March 17 to 19.
MultiChoice Malawi regional manager Titania Katenga-Kaunda dismissed suggestions this was done because many people are failing to find partners.
This season, entrants wishing to participate in the television reality show must partner with another person, be it a sister, mother, father, girlfriend, neighbour, landlord or anyone who they are in good terms with.
“That’s not the issue, this has just come up because they want to give a chance to more people to enter especially those who have failed to meet the deadline,” said Katenga Kaunda. The show kicks off on May 6th.

Last chance to attend Big Brother Africa season 7

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If you missed the deadline for all Big Brother Africa season 7 paper submissions, there's still hope - you can attend open casting sessions.

If you have any concerns about the audition process, check out this list of Frequently asked Questions.

Just remember, this season entrants must DOUBLE-UP to compete. This means that anyone who wants to enter season 7 must partner with another person to enter as a pair!

Entry is open to citizens from Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Both partners must come from the same country, must be 21 years or older, must be fluent in English and must have a valid passport.

The open casting sessions take place in the participating countries at the following locations and on these dates:

Angola - Luanda at the Skyna Hotel: 5, 6 and 7 March 2012

Botswana - Gaborone at the Cresta President Hotel: 5 and 6 March 2012

Ghana - Accra at the Holiday Inn Hotel Airport: 9, 10 and 11 March 2012

Kenya - Nairobi at the KICC: 5, 6 and 7 March 2012

Liberia - Monrovia at The Cape Hotel: 13, 14 and 15 March 2012

Malawi - Blantyre at the Protea Hotel Ryalls: 17, 18 and 19 March 2012

Namibia - Windhoek at the Hilton Hotel: 9, 10 and 11 March 2012

Nigeria - Lagos at the Protea Hotel Leadway, Ikeja: 5,6 and 7 March 2012

Sierra Leone - Free Town at The Country Lodge Complex: 17, 18 and 19 March 2012

Tanzania - Dar Es Salaam at the Holiday Inn City Center: 13, 14 and 15 March 2012

Uganda - Kampala at the Sheraton Hotel: 9,10 and 11 March 2012

Zambia - Lusaka at the Golfview Hotel: 13,14 and 15 March 2012

Zimbabwe - Harare at The Meikles Hotel: 9,10 and 11 March 2012

Big Brother Africa 7 starts on DStv channel 198 on Sunday 6 May and boasts a grand prize of USD300 000.


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The new contract for prospective housemates states at point#9: 
I will keep strictly confidential and will not, without the prior written consent of the Producers, at any time FROM THE DATE I SIGN THIS APPLICATION FORM, AND FOR 12 MNTHS FOLLOWING THE FIRST TRANSMISSION ON TELEVISION in Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe of the final episode of Big Brother Africa, DISCLOSE, PUBLISH, OR REVEAL TO ANY PERSON, any incident, conversation or information concerning the series or the application/selection process which comes to my knowledge as a result of my inclusion in the participant selection process and/or the Big Brother Africa series, if selected, nor other information relating to Endemol, M-Net, MultiChoice or the Big Brother Africa series acquired by me during this period, without consultation with the publicity organs of either Endemol SA, M-Net or MultiChoice.

Auditions for Big Brother Africa Amplified 7 open

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Although many aspirants have filled entry forms, the auditions will be stretched to include others that did not submit paperwork.
M-Net Africa managing director Biola Alabi said the open auditions were mainly for people who did not manage to submit paper and electronic entries to the MultiChoice offices on time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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South African housemate Luclay decided to put himself up for possible Eviction on Monday because he didn't want to nominate anyone. Biggie told him that the repercussions of not nominating anyone would be self-sacrifice but Luclay remained adamant.

He joins Kim, Nkuli and Mumba because Karen, who had the most Nominations, was saved from possible Eviction in a last minute decision by Head of House, Miss P, who put Mumba in her place instead.

Biggie announced the nominees yesterday (Monday) evening and hearing her name Kim smiled, at first I thought that meant she already misses home but when she declared later on that "It's time for me to drink! Zambia, it's up to you!" I was left a little puzzled.

Nkuli was however disappointed; when her name was called out, her mouth flew open, in complete disbelief. She was stuck to one spot on the couch for over 30 minutes and did not speak to anyone as the reality of possible Eviction sunk in.

Karen, who was oblivious to the fact that Miss P had saved her, seemed the most frazzled. Mumba looked on calmly oblivious that he is up for eviction.

So who nominated who? Luclay sacrificed himself while Alex and Bhoke didn’t hesitate to put Karen and Nkuli on the chopping block. Danny nominated Karen because he believed she was a strong character and major competition. He also put up Kim for the same reason adding that Kim is entertaining and viewers would save her.

Though they had made peace, Ernest went for Luclay because he felt him to be a grudge-bearing person. Karen nominated Kim and then Kim dished the nomination back to Karen for being destructive and always in the way. She nominated Lotus for her inability to listen and for talking too much.

Lotus nominated Kim while Mumba nominated the Head of House, Miss P because she could save herself then she picked Ernest because he was becoming too loud and irritating.

The fate of Luclay, Kim, Nkuli and Mumba is now in your hands Africa. so start voting to save your favourite housemates.

Monday, May 16, 2011


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Last week six housemates were up for possible eviction from the Big Brother Amplified house. The nominees were Weza, Vina, Vimbai, Confidence, Danny, and Jossy. Africa voted and Housemates who received the most country votes went back to the Heads House. There was a three-way tie for last place. Confidence, Danny and Jossy received one country vote each.

For this reason, the tie-breaking mechanism was used. On a percentage basis, Confidence was returned to the Heads House, Danny went to Tails and Jossy was evicted.

This is how Africa Voted;

Weza: 6 country votes, Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Malawi, Botswana (24%)

Vina: 3 country votes, Nigeria, Rest of Africa, Uganda (20%)

Vimbai: 3 country votes, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Kenya (17%)

Confidence: 1 country vote, Ghana (18%)

Danny: 1 country vote, Ethiopia (11%)

Jossy: 1 country vote, Namibia (9%)

In the Tails house, Danny received a big reception. Lotus ran and jumped on Danny as he walked into the Tails House after his Eviction from Heads. The housemates were shocked to see him. They asked him how he had gotten there and he told them he had been nominated and faced Eviction. He said he wasn't sure if Jossy, had been sent home or not. They filled him in on what they have been doing during the week and compared notes from both Houses.

Week Two of Big Brother Amplified was chock-full of drama, ample tears and an interesting love triangle! i wonder what to expect this week, what does Biggie have in store for us? well, lets wait and see.


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Love birds Bhoke and Ernest decided to check their relationship before anyone gets hurt. How thoughtful! Ernest got a wakeup call shortly after midnight when he realized that Bhoke was not on the same page with him regarding their 'relationship' status.

It seems Ernest wants more than what they had in the Jacuzzi but Bhoke doesn’t believe in the relationship….mmmm... she said yesterdays actions might have hurt people out here, and she is not proud of it. Ernest perched himself into Bhoke's bed and tried charming her but Bhoke made it clear that things wouldn't work between them.

Bhoke added that prior to coming to the House; she had had a discussion with her friend who warned her about perceptions. She said the way people view men and women in relationships differs, "if a guy has many girlfriends, he's a hero and a woman with many boyfriends is a hoe."

Play boy Ernest looked confused as he wanted to know why she was calling him "baby" on Saturday night but Bhoke blamed it on the alcohol.

Ernest like the play boy he is proving to be asked the girls if the guys were too slow in hooking up with them. Miss P thinks it was not a matter of being slow, but a matter of true attraction.

Nkuli thought that the guys were not trying hard enough. She was of the opinion that if they showed more initiative they could start something. Ernest then said that the girls in the House were not the type to be pushed around because they knew what they wanted from guys.

Meanwhile boys from Tails think that the girls are making them look like fools so they want to stop acting nice.



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