By Faith Haushona-Kavamba
THE fate of Africa’s most popular reality show, Big Brother Africa (BBA), is still to be determined MultiChoice Namibia recently reiterated on behalf of M-Net.
Responding to queries as to whether or not the show would be making a comeback, after it was plagued by cancellation rumours and a fire which led to a delay in the commencement of the ninth season of the show, MultiChoice maintained that BBA was still not part of M-Net’s upcoming schedule programming.
The BBA house which was based at the Sasani Studios in Johannesburg caught fire on September 2 2014, leading to the postponement of the show. The show eventually commenced on October 5 that year, however the housemates only spent 63 days in the house, as opposed to the usual 91 days.
Tanzania’s Idris Sultan emerged as the winner of the US$300 000 that season. Last year, which would have been season 10 of the reality show, was cancelled. Unconfirmed reports suggested that M-Net and Endemol, who produce the show, were unable to secure sponsorship for the show.
“At the moment, the team is busy re-evaluating the strategic direction of Big Brother Africa. Be assured that when it returns, it will be bigger and better…We wish to thank Big Brother Africa fans far and wide for their continuous support over the past editions and promise that the show will go on, on DStv, with new and exciting productions in store from M-Net,” M-Net noted.
However the production company has not cancelled other regional productions of Big Brother (BB Mzansi/BB Angola), and earlier this year they had Big Brother Angola and Mozambique which took place from March 13 to May 22 this year.
Musicians Anderson Mistake from Mozambique and Papetchulo from Angola were the joint winners of the show.
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