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Big Brother Africa ‘The Chase’ Kicks Off on May 26

Ik-OsakioduwaThe Chase will feature 28 contestants.

Big Brother Africa, arguably the most popular (and controversial) reality show on the continent, is coming back on Sunday, May 26 for its 8th season titled The Chase.

This season, 28 contestants from 14 countries will vie for a $300,000 (N47 million) cash prize. The TV show will be shown 24 hours a day for 91 days on DSTV channels 197 and 198. GOTV subscribers will only get to watch daily highlights.

“Big Brother Africa is a pretty unique show. Every season has its own special moments and features. I’m super excited to be invited back to host the show. I have thoroughly enjoyed the past seasons and I look forward to bringing a fresh and energetic approach to The Chase,” said six-time host of the show, Ik Osakioduwa.

The show was first launched for a continental audience in 2003 with 12 contestants and Mark Pilgrim as host. After a three-year hiatus, it was re-launched in 2007 with new host, Kabelo Ngakane. Nigeria’s Ik took over hosting duties in 2009 with Big Brother Africa 4: The Revolution, the first of its super-sized editions- 25 contestants featured that year.

Nigeria won the top prize in Seasons 4, 5 and 6: The Revolution, All Stars, and Amplified respectively.

According to M-Net Africa Managing Director, Biola Alabi, with this season, fans of the show can expect to have a truly unforgettable viewing experience once again.

“This season, audiences can expect a show encompassing suspense, emotions, drama, fun, excitement and quite possibly, as we have seen in previous seasons, a little romance,” she said.

Past winners of the show include Jara’s Uti Nwachukwu and socialite, Karen Igho.

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