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Show Details

Broadcaster: DStv 
Show Genre: Reality Competition
Season Premiere: Sunday, August 05, 2007
Season Finale: Sunday, November 11, 2007
Time: 24 Hours

Show Summary

Big Brother Africa is a South African reality television competition based on the international format Big Brother and produced by Endemol South Africa, in which 12 (14 since Season 4) contestants - each from different African countries - live together under 24-hour camera surveillance for 91 days, and are voted out weekly by viewers until one person is crowned the winner and receives a substantial cash prize.

The 12 participating countries in Season 2 were: Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The series premiered in South Africa on M-Net and across Africa on DStv's M-Net Africa channels on 25 May, 2003, with a live 24-hour feed on Channel 37. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast details.

Big Brother Africa 2 aired on DStv's Channel 37 and AfricaMagic channels from 5 August to 11 November, 2007. The winner was Richard Bezuidenhout.

Season 2

Hosted by Kabelo "KB" Ngakane, the show premiered with a two-hour introduction to the series and the 12 new housemates who were trying to survive each other for 98 days in the house.

The first contestant to arrive in the house was Ghanaian contestant Kwaku and the twelfth contestant was Zimbabwean Bertha, who arrived by helicopter.

The 12 housemates come from the following African countries: Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The cash prize was $100,000.

Throughout the course of its run there was a 24-hour live feed from the show on Channel 37.

BB Africa Features

Get Ready For Big Brother South Africa 4!
It's Big Brother... And Idols... And Survivor!
How To Win Big Brother
Your Ideal Big Brother Africa 2
Interview: BB1 Contestant Leigh Bennie
A Sneak Peak Inside The Big Brother Africa 2 House!


1st evicted: Justice Motlhabani
2nd evicted: Jeff Anthony

South African contestant Lerato entering the house


Season 1: Cherise Makubale (Zambia)
Season 2: Richard Bezuidenhout (Tanzania)
Season 3: Ricco Venancio (Angola)
Season 4: Kevin Chuwang (Nigeria)
Season 5: Uti Nwachukwu (Nigeria)
Season 6: Wendall Parson (Zimbabwe) and Karen Igho (Nigeria)
Season 7: Keagan Petersen (South Africa)


Season 1

Premiere: 25 May 2003 | Finale: 7 September 2003 | Days: 106

Season 2

Premiere: 5 August 2007 | Finale: 11 November 2007 | Days: 98

Season 3

Premiere: 24 August 2008 | Finale: 23 November 2008 | Days: 91

Season 4

Premiere: 6 September 2009 | Finale: 6 December 2009 | Days: 91

Season 5

Premiere: 18 July 2010 | Finale: 17 October 2010 | Days: 91

Season 6

Premiere: 1 May 2011 | Finale: 31 July 2011 | Days: 91

Season 7

Premiere: 6 May 2012 | Finale: 5 August 2012 | Days: 91

Season 8

Premiere: 26 May 2013 | Finale: 25 August 2013 | Days: 91

Show Trivia

Big Brother Africa 2 premiered on AfricaMagic at 19h00 on Sunday, 5 August 2007.

Channel 37 went live at 21h00 on the same day.

600 hopefuls were invited to audition.

Kabelo Ngakane was officially announced as the host on Friday, 3 August 2007.

The Big Brother house is situated at Sasani Studios in Highlands North, Johannesburg.

The garden outside the house is 260 square metres. The house and garden are equipped with 28 cameras and 64 microphones, including those on the housemates.

Cast & Characters

Character Actor
Host - Himself KB Ngakane
Contestant - Herself Bertha Zakeyo
Contestant - Himself Code Sangala
Contestant - Himself Jeff Anthony
Contestant - Himself Justice Motlhabani
Contestant - Himself Kwaku Tutu
Contestant - Herself Lerato Sengadi
Contestant - Herself Maureen Namatovu Garrett
Contestant - Himself Max Chongu
Contestant - Herself Meryl Shikwambane
Contestant - Herself Ofunneka Molokwu
Contestant - Himself Richard Bezuidenhout
Contestant - Herself Tatiana

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