Africa’s most viewed television reality show dubbed Big Brother Africa, has unveiled Rwanda will take place on, 9th, July,2014 at Lemigo hotel, Kigali.
The information was disclosed by the BBA organizers through a press release that detailed countries, dates and venues of Big Brother Africa 9 auditions.
Rwanda is going to participate in the reality television show for the first time since its launch in 2005.
Fluency in English, being entertaining and passionate about the Big Brother experience are some of the needed qualifications for entrants.
Rwandashow.com talked to various people about the kind of Rwandan who measures up for the big brother task.
“Being the 1st time for Rwanda to participate, we need to be represented by someone who is intelligent, passionate, entertaining and most of all charming,” says Patience Mbabazi, Mt Kenya University student.
“We need someone that can entertain, socialize and showcase our cultural values,” says Comedian Arthur Nkusi.
“The Rwandan representative must be fluent in English, passionate and affiliated with BBA previous seasons,” says Denis Kato, Banker.
Rwanda will be replacing Angola in coming Big Brother Africa season 9, 2014.
Rwanda for years has been denied chance to join the reality show due to different reasons including limited number of DSTV subscribers compared to other countries like Kenya and Uganda.
Entry forms will be picked from the following venues, in respective countries.
Botswana – Gabarone (Cresta President Hotel) 4 and 5 July 2014
Ethiopia – Addis Ababa (Capital Hotel and Spa) 30 June 2014
Ghana – Accra (Holiday Inn Hotel Airport) 5 and 6 July 2014
Kenya – Nairobi, The Hilton Nairobi 3 and 4 July 2014
Malawi – Lilongwe (The Crossroads Hotel) 30 June and 1 July 2014
Namibia – Windhoek (Hilton Hotel) 8 and 9 July 2014
Nigeria – Lagos (Protea Hotel Leadway, Ikeja) 30 June and 1 July 2014
Rwanda – Kigali (The Lemigo Hotel) 9 July 2014
Sierra Leone – Free Town (The Country Lodge Complex) 9 July 2014
South Africa – Johannesburg (The Pyramid Venue and Conference Center) 30 June and 1 July 2014
Tanzania – Dar Es Salaam (New Africa Hotel) 11 and 12 July 2014
Uganda – Kampala (Sheraton Hotel) 7 and 8 July 2014
Zambia – Lusaka (InterContinental Hotel) 4 and 5 July 2014
Zimbabwe – Harare (The Meikles Hotel) 12 and 13 July 2014
The reality show also has produced some of the best TV, radio presenters and fashion icons that have graced various celebrity tabloids and social networks.
Participating countries in BBA season 9, 2014 include Rwanda, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leon, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Entries are only open to persons over the age of 21, who are citizens of one of the participating countries and must have a valid passport.
The winner will walk away with USD 300,000, the show runs for 91 days on channels 197 and 198 on DSTV decoder.