Twenty contestants from two countries vie for Lawrence Maleka R1,6m prize money

Twenty contestants from two countries vie for Lawrence Maleka R1,6m prize money

The show was officially launched on Sunday and it will feature house mates from two countries which are namely South Africa and Nigeria.
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The housemates from SA are Khosi, Siya aka Juicy Jay, Nelisa, Mmeli, Ipeleng, Thabang, Yaya, Khehla aka Lukay, Tsatsii and Justin. Joining from Nigeria are Yemi Cregx, Olivia, Blaqboi, Nana, Marvin, Jaypee, Ebubu, Jenni O, Kanaga Jnr and Yvonne.

The winner of the show is set to walk away with a whooping US$100 000 which is equivalent to about R1.3 million.

A lot of drama is expected in the house and all eyes will be on the house mates as they put their game plan into motion.
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Host of the show Lawrence Maleka stated that the show would bring South Africa and Nigeria together.

“You’ll be able to find out who you are and what you’re about. Another aspect is the similarities that the housemates from two very different countries have.”

Big Brother is watching, not you, but 20 new contestants from SA and Nigeria with a chance for the last housemate left standing to win $100,000 (over R1.6m).

Big Brother Titans debuted on Sunday night with hosts Lawrence Maleka and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu introducing the 20 housemates headlining the 24-hour reality show.

The housemates from SA are Khosi, Siya aka Juicy Jay, Nelisa, Mmeli, Ipeleng, Thabang, Yaya, Khehla aka Lukay, Tsatsii and Justin. Joining from Nigeria are Yemi Cregx, Olivia, Blaqboi, Nana, Marvin, Jaypee, Ebubu, Jenni O, Kanaga Jnr and Yvonne.

Maleka told Sowetan he hopes the new season will connect the two countries whether it’s in the housemates finding common ground or addressing challenges they face.

“I’m very excited to be co-hosting this year’s Big Brother but not in the cliché sense… I genuinely am excited. I am a fan of social experiments and being a part of this is so thrilling,” said the 32-year-old presenter.

“Socially as human beings we interact on many different levels and when we isolate ourselves with the things that we depend on, be it technology… in the end we get to ask ourselves ‘who are we really’ without all these distractions.

 

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“You’ll be able to find out who you are and what you’re about. Another aspect is the similarities that the housemates from two very different countries have.”
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Last year, Mpho wa Badimo became an instant millionaire after she won the Mzansi Big Brother title. She walked away with R2m. Touching on what he thinks the secret to winning the title was, Maleka said that being authentic and genuine always captures the hearts of the audience.

Big Brother is a big show and I’ve always been a fan of people who are real. Yes, you may come in with a game plan of being a specific person but you can only fake being fake for so long and it translates even to the viewers. I just want to see housemates being themselves. I want to experience them in their vulnerability and happiness,” Maleka said.