Tuesday, September 30 2014
It's only days for the Big Brother Africa show to commence, but the housemates are already known. Uganda and Botswana are the only countries having female representatives. Thirteen countries including Rwanda which had earlier been scrapped will be participating in the show.
Kenya's Sabina Stadler Anyango threatens to be the most beautiful giving Stella Nantumbwe, the reigning Miss Uganda a run for her money. Below is the list of housemates and their respective countries:
This time around, all the countries have equal representation. In the previous seasons, countries like Nigeria and South Africa would have more housemates.
Friday, September 26 2014
She has been auditioning for Africa's hottest show, Big Brother Africa, for the last so many years and not going through, but this time around, Esther Akankwasa was the lucky one. She will be representing the country with the reigning Miss Uganda, Stella Nantumbwe also known as Ellah in the Big Brother Hotshots house.
The show kicks off in less than 9 days. Earlier reports had indicated that a Nigerian Oga was to represent the country but after the housemates were unveiled on the M-Net website, it turned out that the Naijaman was off the list.
Who is Esther?
Esther has tried out singing, dancing under the now defunct Cyclone group, she also models, got married to Nico Damminger and after 9 months, the marriage was dissolved, been auditioning for all the previous Big Brother shows and not going through. Her tagline is 'Confidence is never borrowed or stolen', so BBA fans had better be on the look out for Uganda's Esther in the Hotshots house.
Esther will be wining up her body in the house, not so sure if any Big Brother Gal will beat the pint-sized model as she has got it all. This is the first time Uganda is being represented by female housemates only.
Saturday, September 13 2014
Organisers of Big Brother Hotshots M-Net and Endemol are pleased to announce a new date after finding an alternative house. Africa's favorite show will now launch on October 5, 2014 at 19:00 CAT.
"As the countdown to the launch, fans across the continent can look forward to some pleasant surprises in true Biggie fashion.The producers wish to thank fans far and wide for all the patience and continuous support over the past few days," read part of the statement.
Fans have now appealed to Biggie to take all the necessary precautions to ensure the new house does not catch fire.
Monday, September 08 2014
Plans of getting an alternative house are going on smoothly and pretty soon, Biggie will be announcing new launch dates. According to a statement from Biggie's site, they say they are searching both locally and internationally for an alternative house to produce season 9.
"M-Net is delighted to assure all its Big Brother fans that their favourite reality show will launch soon and thanks fans from across the continent for their support during the last few days, " a statement on channel 198 reads in part.
The fact that season 9 could even end up being produced outside South Africa is proof enough that the reality show will eventually take place. The fire happened at the time when journalists and some housemates had traveled to South Africa ahead of the show.
Channel 198 on DSTV continues to play instrumental music as fans across the over 40 countries on the African continent patiently wait.
Tuesday, September 02 2014
M-Net and Edemol have confirmed this development. Commencement for the show will now be delayed following the Tuesday fire. No one was hurt. The organizers are now looking for an alternative house to record the production.
"Every effort will be made to find a solution as quickly as possible to ensure that Africa's biggest reality TV show will continue."
This came at a time when the second housemate, Stella Nantumbwe, Miss Uganda 2013, 2014 was tipped to represent the country along side Okoronkwo. The opening night was to be celebrated at Guvnor with fans mingling with former housemates that include Morris Mugisha, Hannington Kuteesa, Ernest Wasake and Gaetano Kaggwa among others.
Miss UG, Stella Nantumbwe, for Big Bro Africa
Tuesday, September 02 2014
IK will this Sunday be ushering in housemates from different countries. Big up to Tsewagbe Okonronkwo and Stella Nantubwe from Uganda, and wild cheers will be heard from Ugandans and Nigerians watching the show live in South Africa.
The reigning Miss Uganda, Stella Nantumbwe is tipped to be the second housemate in the Big Brother Africa Hotshots season 9. The reality show kicks off in five days time. Stella is still enjoying the benefits of having won the beauty crown and represented Uganda at last year's Miss World pageant in Indonesia.
The beauty queen is set to represent Uganda alongside Lawrence Tsewagbe Onkoronkwo, a Nigerian who was unveiled a few days back. Stella was supposed to have company from neighbouring Rwanda that was supposed to debut on the show with some hot babes, but that won't be possible after M-Net and Endemol SA confirmed that Rwanda and Sierra Leone won't feature on the show.
"Due to schedules and logistical constraints there was insufficient time to follow the necessary procedures in order to process the required travel documentation which has recently become a more complex procedure, part of the statement confirming the details reads.
Earlier on, contestants from Ghana were also dropped. This is due to the new visa requirements by the South African Government. The organisers add that provisions have been made to include the affected countries in future reality shows.
Monday, September 01 2014
Larry Tsewagbe Okoronkwo (24), the Nigerian Oga representing Uganda in the Big Brother Hotshots is under pressure to change his dress code, but the best he came up with was a Uganda Cranes T-shirt.
Larry as his close pals refer to him is trying to distance himself from the Naija dress code, which at the same time is his business just to fit in the demands of the huge Big Brother fans that await him, but on taking a close look in his wardrobe, the best he came up with was a FUFA Uganda Cranes T-shirt.
Okoronkwo, a professional model is pretty much aware of the exposure that comes with Big Brother and he says, the days of being in small places are over, it's now time for spacious places as he explains;
"Believe it or not, God has brought us into spacious places. Our days of being in small places and tight spots are over with forever. It gets better by the second."
Some Ugandan fans are already congratulating him using the Naija accent; "Congs ma broda, u de go shine on our screens ohhh!"
The excited Okoronkwo just laughed it off and said; "All I can say is Vote for Uganda."
Big Brother Africa kicks off in a weeks time and will also be live on the new channel, Maisha Magic that starts today at 4pm on Channel 161.