Big Brother contestants from Nigeria and South Africa will face off against each other in the next edition of the reality show.
Gatekeepers News reports that the next iteration of the African version of Big Brother will be a new spinoff edition which will be an “all-stars” match-up between Big Brother Naija and Big Brother Mzansi, filled with winners from previous seasons of both shows from Nigeria and South Africa and broadcast on DStv across Africa in early 2023.
After seven seasons of Big Brother Naija in Nigeria and five seasons of Big Brother Mzansi – the first two of which were titled Big Brother SA – MultiChoice and M-Net are working on bringing the former contestants of both countries’ versions together in one show with the working title of Big Brother Face-Off.
“In 2023, we’ll be starting the year off with a bang, which will be the giants of Africa coming together on the Big Brother version of South Africa against Nigeria,” says Nomsa Philiso, MultiChoice’s head of programming.
This has been an incredible, incredible feat for us because we know how well Big Brother Mzansi does, we know how well Big Brother Naija does, but we just felt that it was time to bring the two together. We’re excited about that, and we just think that it’s going to be amazing.
Besides the Nigerian and South African versions, M-Net also produced nine seasons of Big Brother Africa between 2003 and 2014 for DStv subscribers, with 10 additional winners during that decade, although it’s not clear whether these 10 people are also under potential consideration to be invited back for Big Brother Face-Off.