Big Brother Africa releases names of three contestants

Ellah - BBA housemate

The names of the first three contestants to enter this year’s Big Brother house have been announced.

Ellah from Uganda, Butterphly from Zimbabwe and Alusa from Kenya are the first housemates to be named from the 14 countries taking part.

With just 17 days to go before the next BBA kicks off on October 5, M-Net and series producers Endemol SA have this year decided on a drip-release the contestants’ names, with three names being released daily on the official Big Brother Africa website. This will be followed by regular updates on social media.

“We are breaking new ground and the website and social media are the perfect platforms to engage with the fans in real-time”, says M-Net Africa Regional Director (West Africa) Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu.

“The show will go on, and both fans and housemates are in for some riveting television, coupled with all the drama, intrigue and heart-stopping twists that have long become synonymous with the reality show”.

The show was postponed after a fire broke out in the Big Brother house studio complex. The house is being designed and fitted with cutting-edge camera equipment and broadcast technology.

Live eviction shows and live daily and weekly highlights will be shown on Africa Magic Family channel and Africa Magic World on GOtv.