The fifth season of the Big Brother Naija show will premiere on July 19, 2020, MultiChoice has announced.
Multichoice disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.
Speaking on the return of BBNaija, Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, Mr. John Ugbe, said: “Big Brother Naija has been widely regarded as one of Africa’s biggest entertainment exports, being the biggest showcase of Nigeria’s diversity outside of core Nollywood.
“This fifth season promises to be more adventurous, exciting and entertaining, and will undoubtedly be the biggest thing on African television in 2020.”
According to the statement, global health best practices, precautions, and preventive measures will be followed throughout the show given the prevalence of the COVID-19.
Also, this year, DSTV and GOtv subscribers have the option to opt out of viewing the show.
“DStv customers who would like to opt-out of viewing the show can do so by sending” “BBNOUT [space] smart card number” to 30333. While GOtv customers can do the same by sending “BBNOUT [space] IUC Number” to 30333.
“Additionally, customers can activate the parental control option on their DStv and GOtv decoders for viewers younger than 18 years,” the statement reads.
Organisers have also disclosed that this season’s prize money promises to be bigger, including other surprises for viewers and fans of the show.
BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live and 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29, with the live eviction shows and weekly highlights aired on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban and Africa Magic Family.