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Big Brother Africa Denies Leaving Ghana's Contestants Out Over Ebola But Visas


The Big Brother Africa Production has denied reports that Ghana contestants have been dumped due to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa but because of South Africa’s new visa regulations.

Endemol South Africa has denied reports that Ghana contestants have been dumped due to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa but because of South Africa’s new visa regulations.

Endemol South Africa has revealed the country has introduced more restrictive and highly controversial new visa regulations are so Ghana contestants will not be able to get the contestants in South Africa on time and for them to remain long enough.

“They have not been rejected by MultiChoice Africa or Endemol due to the Ebola scare,” Endemol South Africa said in a statement.

“They had to take the necessary measures to ensure Ghana is represented in Big Brother Africa IX and does not miss out of the show,” read the statement.

Endemol South Africa is producing the 9th season of Big Brother Africa set to start on 7 September and will be filmed in Johannesburg.

However, Big Brother Africa has already searched for Ghana contestants in South Africa to put in the house before the 9th season.

“The production company had no option but to find alternative Ghanaian candidates to audition in South Africa, as they could not hold up the process that lead up to the show,” Endemol said.

Apparently the Ghana contestants did apply for visas for South Africa for the final stage of auditioning but their visas were not processed in time. There were also delays with the contestants producing additional documents such as bank statements.

Then the contestants from the West African country were only given visas for a maximum stay of 30 days in South Africa. However, two of them might be the final contestants left on the 91 day reality show, meaning that they needed a visa extension or special permit.

If they do want to stay longer in South Africa the controversial new visa regulations require that application to be made in Ghana. These extensions for a stay in South Africa can no longer be made in South Africa under the new visa regulations.

- Source: http://abujamedia.net

More swag, more glamour, more Big Brother Africa!

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More Swag, More Glamour, More Big Brother Africa! The continent’s biggest reality show returns for its ninth season on Sunday 7 September with the housemates competing for a massive prize pot of USD 300 000 – with more twists than ever before!

AfricaMagic can reveal that the new season will be known as Hotshots. This season’s housemates have hidden talents, they adore the spotlight and will let nothing stand in the way of their pursuit of fame & fortune.

M-Net Africa Regional Director (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, says 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 says.

“Big Brother Hotshots is going to bring viewers exciting innovations, heart-stopping twists and uniquely African glamour, 24/7 for 91 days. Both fans and housemates are in for some unmissable television!”

The housemates will start the game in two ultra-glamorous houses which are built with magic, fun and mischief in mind. For 91 days, they’ll do their best to outshine each other in the hope of convincing Africa that they’re the continent’s biggest Hotshot. They’ll party like A-listers, rub shoulders with celebrity guests and face formidable challenges – all while negotiating Biggie’s famous curveballs and twists.

The logo for Big Brother Hotshots hints at the glamorous aspects of this season – but viewers will have to stay tuned 24/7 to see what Biggie has planned for the talented group of housemates!

What would Big Brother Africa be without a fantastic host to help give the housemates a chance to shine? Nigerian star IK Osakioduwa returns for his 6th stint as host and will taunt, tease, comfort and dance with the housemates on the Big Brother stage.

Produced by Endemol South Africa, Big Brother Hotshots kicks off on 7 September at 19:00 CAT and run 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198, with the best of the live highlights shown on GOtv.

Source: spyghana.com

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Nigerian IK Osakioduwa as host in Big Brother Hot Shots





The big brother Africa show returns for its ninth season on Sunday September 7 with promises of drama to come as the housemates compete for a massive prize pot of $300,000.

Known as Hotshots, the new season reveals housemates have hidden talents, they adore the spotlight and will let nothing stand in the way of their pursuit of fame and fortune.

M-Net Africa regional director (West Africa), Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, said 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 said.

“Big Brother Hotshots is going to bring viewers exciting innovations, heart-stopping twists and uniquely African glamour, 24/7 for 91 days. Both fans and housemates are in for some unmissable television!”

The housemates will start the game in two ultra-glamorous housesbuilt with magic, fun and mischief in mind.

For 91 days, they’ll do their best to outshine one another in the hope of convincing Africa that they’re the continent’s biggest Hotshot.

They’ll party like A-listers, rub shoulders with celebrity guests and face formidable challenges – all while negotiating Biggie’s famous curveballs and twists.

The logo for Big Brother Hotshots hints at the glamorous aspects of this season – but viewers will have to stay tuned 24/7 to see what Biggie has planned for the talented group of housemates.

Source: http://headlinesng.com

Big Brother Africa Organizer's statement over Ebola Ghana Scare


The producers of Big Brother Africa IX would like to state that contrary to information on various Ghanaian media platforms, the Big Brother Season 9 candidates have not been rejected by MultiChoice Africa or Endemol due to the Ebola scare. 

The candidates applied for visas to travel to South Africa for the final stage of auditioning and but unfortunately their visas were not able to be processed and issued in time. 

The SA Home Affairs now requires all applicants to submit their own applications personally and the visa process takes a minimum of ten working days. 

The South African High Commission in Ghana was following the necessary processes but unfortunately there were delays in producing additional documentations such as bank statements, which meant that Endemol had to take the necessary measures to ensure Ghana is represented in BBA 9 and does not miss out of the show 

The production company had no option but to find alternative Ghanaian candidates to audition in South Africa, as they could not hold up the processes that lead up to the show. 

Produced by Endemol South Africa, Big Brother Hotshots kicks off on 7 September at 19:00 CAT and run 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198, with the best of the live highlights shown on GOtv 

With less than four weeks to go, follow the action in the lead-up to the Premiere on social media by following @BigBroAfrica, liking facebook.com/BigBrotherAfrica or go to the official website at www.bigbrotherafrica.com . Source:Omgghana 

Big Brother Hot Shots is Coming! - Video

Africa's Most Watched House begins this September



The countdown to Big Brother Africa: Hotshots is here. Diarise Sunday 7 September because that's the day the Hotshots will enter Africa's most watched house.

Big Brother Africa shuts door on Ghana over Ebola



Organisers of the Big Brother Africa competition have allegedly rejected the candidates selected to represent Ghana at the contest.

According to a source at MultiChoice in South Africa, the four candidates were rejected on the basis of the Ebola scare in West Africa.

StarrFMonline.com’s sources at Endemol, producers of the BBA show, said the four candidates who made it through the selection stage in Ghana were rejected because of the Ebola Scare in the West African sub-region.

An official revealed that fresh auditions are being held to select new Ghanaian candidates for the popular TV reality show of the continent. The new audition is only opened to Ghanaian nationals leaving in South Africa as a precautionary measure. It is expected that the same thing will be done to candidates from all of West Africa, especially countries where the Ebola disease has been recorded.

The disease has killed 1145 persons in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria since it broke out.

When StarrFMOnline.com reached the Communications Manager of MultiChoice Anne Sackey for an official position on the issue, she said she knows nothing about it.

Big Brother Africa is a television program produced by Endemol SA for M-net. The first show was held in 2003 and annually hosted in South Africa. The contestants live in an ‘enclosed’ house while trying to avoid being evicted by viewers and ultimately winning cash prize - USD 300 000 - at the end of the show.

Entries are open to 14 countries: Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Source: Ghana/StarrFMOnline.com

http://bigbrotherafricakenya.blogspot.com/


She was recently spotted entering a private clinic which led to media speculating that she was probably expecting and now it so happens that BBA 2013 winner; Dillish Mathews all the way from Namibia craves to have her own kids sooner than later.

She recently shared a photo tenderly carrying an adorable baby named ‘Munya’ and captioned it: “Baby ‘Munya ‘ he is so cute. Time to have my own abi?”

Connect with Big Brother Africa fans across Africa and the world on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates!

Is Dillish Mathews Pregnant?



For all you care to know, winner of Big Brother Africa 2013, Dillish might be pregnant already.

The beauty was spotted taking a visit to a baby doctor recently and tongues have started to wag that there may be a baby on the way.

If you recollect, Dillish had granted an interview earlier in d year where she revealed her deep love for children and says she hopes to have one soon with or without marriage.

So now that she’s visiting a baby doctor, could she be pregnant?

Time will tell.

Connect with Big Brother Africa fans across Africa and the world on our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates!

Love On The Beach: Elikem & Pokello Receive Their BBA Prize Package


At the end of Big Brother - The Chase last August, Ghana's Elikem serving his Zimbabwean girl Pokello breakfast in bed won the hearts of viewers as the Most Romantic Gesture, making him the Most Romantic Housemate of The Chase.

For this Elikem won a holiday package valued at USD 10,000 and chose to share the prize with his lady love Pokello.

The prize package included: A five-night, all expenses paid stay in a luxury room at the Sarova White Sands Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, Two return air tickets courtesy of Rwanda Air as well as spending money.

Well, the lovebirds who go by the name "Polikem" are presently enjoying their romantic getaway courtesy of Big Brother.

The couple showed some serious PDA on a day out at sea... and looks like there's no stopping this soon to be married couple. Check out more photos from their vacation below...











Big Brother Africa confirms Moesha Buduong and Nii Tackie Laryea as Ghana’s, rep


With rumours still circulating concerning Ghana’s representatives in the 9th edition of Africa’s biggest reality show, Big Brother Africa, a Big Brother Africa fan page has instigated some more rumours after indirectly declaring Ghanaian actress, Moesha Buduong and Mr Ghana winner, Nii Tackie Laryea as Ghana’s reps.

The fan page posted on twitter on Monday that Moesha and Nii Tackie could be the reps for the new season which kicks off on the 7th of September 2014, and immediately received many tweets.

However the management at DSTV Ghana has remained tight l;ipped about the issue and has refused to give a clue as to who might be selected. Moesha and Nii Tackie are said to have made it to the semi finals and would be leaving for South Africa along with two other Ghanaians for a final audition.

Neither Moesha nor Nii Tackie has responded to any of the rumours.28 housemates from 14 different countries will enter the competition and only one will emerge as the winner and walk away with $300,000 dollars.

BBA "Hot Shots" begins on 7th September 2014


Time ticks as we patiently wait for Season 9 of Big Brother Africa. This year's theme is rumoured to be dubbed "Hot Shots" and will feature 28 contestants from 14 different countries!

As the theme suggests, we expect Hots and Shots from all the contestants. The organisers are busy setting up the show for Africa. The show will feature new faces, not an All Stars two edition as earlier announced.

Are you ready for Big Brother Africa Hot Shots ?

Meet Ella Ciku, hot Lady set to rep Kenya in Big Brother Africa 2014



MondayBlues established that Kenyan actress Ella Ciku who is popular for her role in the Dstv’s Mali show could be the Kenyan representative. According to inside sources, the social happy-go girl got a nod from Endemol last week in South Africa and her bookings have already been reserved ahead of the September 7th BBA kick off date.

Details of the same were leaked from her Facebook and Instagram pages yesterday. See also: Prezzo booed in Kisumu Ciku is a popular blogger who also has a big fan base following her on her Ellainspired page. She also runs a YouTube channel whose 2013 The Chips Funga story post created controversy. She is also a model who appeared on an M-Shwari advert recently.

Meanwhile, MondayBlues has also established that Idris Sultan, a university student based in Arusha has been picked to represent Tanzania in the reality TV show. The charming creative arts student is a celebrated photographer.


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Ella Ciku from kenya

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Ella Ciku kenya

Pokello and Elikam share Vacation pics in Mombasa, Kenya


At the end of Big Brother - The Chase last August, Ghana's Elikem serving his Zimbabwean girl Pokello breakfast in bed won the hearts of viewers as the Most Romantic Gesture, making him the Most Romantic Housemate of The Chase.

For this Elikem won a holiday package valued at USD 10,000 and chose to share the prize with his lady love Pokello.

The prize package included: A five-night, all expenses paid stay in a luxury room at the Sarova White Sands Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, Two return air tickets courtesy of Rwanda Air as well as spending money.

Well, the lovebirds who go by the name "Polikem" are presently enjoying their romantic getaway courtesy of Big Brother.

The couple showed some serious PDA on a day out at sea... and looks like there's no stopping this soon to be married couple. Check out more photos from their vacation below..







Moesha Not Confirmed For Big Brother Africa 9



In recent weeks, aspiring actress and model, Moesha Boduong has been touted as one of, it not the only personality to represent Ghana in the upcoming ninth edition of the show – which has already drawn so much attention and chatter of her personality, her background and her chances of excelling in the competition.

However, Marketing Manager of Multichoice Ghana, Anne Sackey has rebuffed such talk of Moesha Boduong being selected as Ghana’s representative for the show.

“I have no idea she is the one going for the show. If she is, then I will be surprised that Endemol will choose a representative and not inform us,” she said on Peace FM over the weekend on Entertainment Review.

Anne stated that, not more four people have been selected from Ghana for the final auditions in South Africa and no person(s) have been selected and confirmed as the representative for the country.

The last leg of auditions will be held in South Africa under supervision of producers of the show, and thus far, there no word on who represents what country,” she confirmed.

The first stage of auditions held in Ghana saw the presence of a number of Ghanaian celebrities including the likes of Vickie Zugah, Salma Mumun, Percy the comedian as well as beauty queens from shows like Miss Maliaka, Miss Ghana and Ghana’s Most Beautiful amongst others.

Producers of the show, Endemol, are yet to come out with a special theme for this edition of the show which is expected to commence in the first week of September 2014 and expected to last for duration of 91 days

BBA "Hot Shots" Season 9