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BBA3 Press Release

They made their voices heard and now African fans of M-Net’s blockbuster Big Brother Africa can get set for an all-new season 3!

In one of the biggest announcements that the African television operator will make in 2008, M-Net has begun calling for entries for an unprecedented third season of its reality super-series.

With the highlights, drama and excitement of season 2 still fresh in the minds of DStv audiences across the continent, and driven by its phenomenal success, M-Net has moved quickly to begin work on BIG BROTHER AFRICA 3.

“Audiences clearly demonstrated their involvement with Big Brother Africa 2 by voting, texting the show’s dedicated channel, and downloading video clips,” says Joseph Hundah: M-Net Director of Operations for sub-Saharan Africa.

“With over 900 000 SMS messages received, over 14 million page impressions registered on the show website and over 4 million video clips viewed online, the incredible demand for Big Brother Africa 2 has motivated M-Net to create a third season.”

His comments are echoed by M-Net Director of Original Productions Carl Fischer who says, “Reality TV has proven its appeal with audiences around the world and in Big Brother Africa, M-Net has found an ultra-popular format that crosses boundaries with ease, that entertains broadly across age and gender groupings, and that audiences have shown an unwavering appetite for.”

Now, with BIG BROTHER AFRICA 3 set to launch on Sunday August 24, just hours after the 2008 Olympic Games ends, DStv audiences are in line to receive an extravaganza of great programming.

After 16 days of world-class sporting action, viewers can tune in for 91 days of BIG BROTHER AFRICA action with the Finale scheduled for Sunday November 23.

As with season 1 and 2, in BIG BROTHER AFRICA 3, housemates from 12 countries (Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe) will live together until, after several rounds of public voting, just one will walk away USD 100 000 richer.

With contestants from season 2 now continentally famous, the search is on for 12 new housemates. Do you want to enter Africa’s biggest TV reality series?

To enter BIG BROTHER AFRICA 3, simply collect entry form from your nearest MultiChoice office or log on to

Anyone over the age of 21, who is a citizen of one of the 12 participating countries and in possession of a valid passport, can enter. If you’re fluent in English, fun-loving, vocal, creative, original and articulate, then you should definitely enter.

Remember that all entrants must be tolerant of views and lifestyle choices other than their own and must have the social flexibility to live in close proximity with others.

The deadline for entries is Wednesday April 30, 2008.

Once all entries have been received, a selection team will begin evaluating them and short-listing potential housemates, who’ll then undergo a series of medical and physical tests to check their suitability for show’s tasks and challenges.

The 12 individuals finally chosen as housemates will have no contact with the outside world and will be watched 24/7 by audiences tuned in to DStv channel 198.

All programming for Big Brother including the 24 hour channel [channel 198] will have restricted access through the parental guide functionality on the DStv decoder – so parents will be able control viewing of Big Brother.

In addition to DStv channel 198, M-Net will also screen four 30-minute daily shows (Tuesday to Friday), in South Africa on AfricaMagic, and a late-night ‘Uncut’ show. Audiences can also look out for 60-minute weekly highlights, nomination and eviction shows.

BIG BROTHER AFRICA 3 will be produced by Endemol for M-Net, and Channel O VJ Kabelo Ngakane will once again host the series, screened live from the Big Brother Africa house in Johannesburg.

As with previous editions of the series, audiences will also be able to see Africa’s most creative musicians and performers take their turn on the Big Brother stage, which provides a unique platform to showcase African talent through its widely watched Sunday eviction shows.

Special guests will also make their appearance in the Big Brother house throughout the series, many to promote relevant social awareness programs as in previous years whilst others will be celebrity visitors. As with Big Brother series around the world, of which there have been over 100 international versions, Big Brother Africa 3 promises more great entertainment for African fans.

For now though, it’s your time to shine with just three simple steps. Get an entry, complete it and submit it. Who knows…you may be the next person to win!

60 Responses to “BBA3 Press Release”

  1. Ladies and gentlemen try your luck. A bit of advise just please never imitate anybody. If you happen to be the lucky one to enter the BBA3 show be yourself. I am definetly show one or two of the entrance is going to imitate some people from the previous show. Just relax be yourselves and know what you are doing is going to live with you for the rest of your life. Congratulations to all the 12 elected members I hope you will entertain us fully.

  2. should read definetly sure… sure

  3. BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    I CAN’T WAIT ……..

  5. Please let us not have married people entering this house this time round so that we dont get another Richard-rickie-Tatiana scenario,otherwise this is excellent news and i like the majority of people across africa will be eagerly waiting for August 24th

  6. Robza this is great news, at least I have time to organize my programmes before bba3 takes over my social life for 3months, really cant wait and seriously hoping it will be as addictive as all the big brothers especially bba2 which has raised the bar for all other big brother shows in Africa, am so excited and shaking with joy, at least it will make up for the fact that season 7 or 24 wont be airing this year(dnt I just love Jack Bauer)

  7. Morning everyone. We are now looking and analysing what will happen on BB3 bring some ideas and advises, what you expect, how the contestants should handle themselves etc.. Let’s give the 12 housemates some tips and forget about the Richiana saga that one we have talked about for a full 5 months.

    @ dzax hi dear. Aren’t you trying your luck for BB3? (joke).

    @ Sarafina hellow dear are you waiting and anxious as I am. We call it addicted!

    @ Nneka hello dear – may I please have something for laughs.

    @ zazisto, jujulisious, sa girl sexy, Real Really (SA) , gemmy, Dorothy, Tsile, Nthabi, killie, zb, Sylvia and all Tati Fans hello.
    There comes another show what do you expect?

    @ Chipmunk – Let them bring it on……

    @ MamaJ hello dear – got you on the flip side. I know you are anxiously waiting to see our Queen Tati.

    @ Julie Nam – the Richiana saga needed to be commented on. They really made the show. At the end of everything they made BB2.

    @ micheal – its unfortunate we viewers don’t have a saying on who should be nominated to enter the show. If we had I agree with you fully that married people shouldn’t be allowed to enter the show but anyway I am sure the organisers of Big Brother have learnt a big lesson from Richiana saga and they must also REALLY reduce alcohol. Is alcohol the only entertainment?, I wonder.

    Lets keep praying for peace and stability in Zimbabwe and may God guide the leadership to recognise that Zimbabweans are humans who need and deserve a better life.

  8. Hi Julie Namib……..

    BBA3 again!!!, this is exciting news, I hope there is some great people in there because I like exciting seens to watch!!! I will definitely communicate with you on the SMS strap, I hope we have the same fan or fans!!



    Christa Heyns

  9. Christa Heyns..Yes dear another 3 months sleepless night ..Lets pray those guys will entertain us ..Otherwise won’t waste my money on BBA3 Strip..

    Lady k..are you going to enter BBA3? ..we need you there to cool some guys off lol

    Lady k..I think Mnet should now replay the BBA2 Highlights what do you think?

    This time i don’t think MNET will bring a married man ..It is a big torture.. no married man will have guts to apply after what happened to Richard …Richard is Richard ( unique i must say)girlfriends ..Lets see a married man who has Guts to enter BBA3…

    I can’t wait ….

    MNET are the bomb!


  10. @ Nneka hello dear – may I please have something for laughs

    A little boy that failed his last term examination and was trembling to see the father, decided to drop a letter.

    As the daddy passing by his son’s bedroom was astonished to see that his bed was nicely made and everything was picked up. Then he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow that was addressed to “Dad.” With the worst premonition he opened the envelope with trembling hands and read the letter.

    Dear Dad:

    It is with great regret and sorrow that I’m writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you. I have been finding real passion with Stacy and she is so nice. But I knew you would not approve of her because of all her piercing, tattoos, tight motorcycle clothes and the fact that she is much older than I am. But it’s not only the passion…Dad she’s pregnant. Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. She already has two kids and we share a dream of having many more children. Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn’t really hurt anyone. We’ll be growing it for ourselves and trading it with the other people that live nearby for cocaine and ecstasy.

    In the meantime we will pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Stacy can get better. She deserves it. Don’t worry Dad. I’m 10 and I know how to take care of myself. Someday I’m sure that we will be back to visit so that you can get to know your grandchildren.


    Your Son, John

    PS. Dad, none of the above is true. I’m over at Tommy’s house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than a REPORT CARD. That’s in my center desk drawer. I love you. Call me when it’s safe to come home.

  11. @ Julie Nam – Ask Robza to ask Biggie to play the BB2 – she is good at that. Me entering BB no dear that’s not my line. Can better have sleepless nights watching!!

    @ Nneka – thanks dear.

  12. AAAAAAAH Lady k .. You made my day..

    Ok ..Hope TV screens are all over the house ..we want to avoid fights with our love ones lol

    Prepare for the Eye bugs and loosing of weight …

    Shalom !

  13. Morning everyone – hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    @ Julie Nam – I was forced to buy another tv the 2nd month during BB2 cause my kids were very angry when the untouchables started being evicted and told me they were no longer going to watch the show they are switching back to their normal programs. Then along came the Richiana then they started watching they kept on voting for Rich loved him so much but felt bad that he was married. My son even said Rich is the winner lets bet but unfortunately we were all behind him. I voted for Rich like crazy eventhough I also loved Tati.

    @ Nneka – morning dear. Something for laughs I am having a boring quiet Friday.

    @ MamaJ hellow dear.

  14. @ Lady k..Thanks goodness goodness your kids were in love with Richard ..

    Richard was a winner ..When entered BBA2 ..I knew it

  15. julie Nam…cant you just stop talking about rich ard for once? you always find a way of slotting him in even where it is not necessary. we all know and he knows you adore hi. just keep it sane Darling!
    in my opinion, i dont think BB2 raised the bar at all. they were kinda not as smart as the previous housemates. they were very good, but not to say that they raised the bar high.
    i am not a hater, i am only voicing my opinion.
    i am also overjoyed by the preparations going on in TZ for Tataiana. thanks mamaj for all the updates and all that you are doing to make her visit a success. I tend to have a soft spot for victims. Tataiana was a victiim of love gone sour, moreover 2 ways(Gustav and you know who) however, the way she has handled the situation is absolutely commendable.

  16. @Melanie Tatiana she is going to realise how loved she is in Tanzania
    She will also visit the Ministry of tourisim in Zanzibar hosted by the director of tourisim in Zanznibar,work for autographs,and pose for the photos she is scheduled to appear in the Zanzibar tourism magazine for 2009
    four fashion designers will exhibit their products and stage for catwalks and she will also support them
    All the international tanzanians celebs will accompany her on a dinner organised by ABBR and her husband

  17. She will also visit the Ministry of tourisim in Zanzibar hosted by the director of tourisim in Zanznibar,work for autographs,and pose for the photos she is scheduled to appear in the Zanzibar tourism magazine for 2009
    four fashion designers will exhibit their products and stage for catwalks and she will also support them
    All the international tanzanians celebs will accompany her on a dinner organised by ABBR and her husband
    I wish I can fly to Tanzania and enjoy with her.

    @mamaJ thank you so much for the info, please keep updating us.


  18. I’m tired of Tatian thanks God big brother3 is coming

  19. @ melanie darling ..Sorry for annoying you ..i was trying to my best not to mention him..But am provoked also to say something when i see his name …

    May be i agree ..let me back off..But if i read something bad about him .i wont hesistate to comment darling …

    Anyway i hope you are not tired to hear about Tatiana too..Or this one you can’t see it ???If you are annoying to that too ..may be this is not your blog to be ….


  20. @ Julie Nam – get off it man. There is noway you can not mention the Richiana. Its a pity when you say something there is somewhere where their names will appear. Look at my last blogging to you. You were talking about 2 tvs I had to explain why I bought the other one and there I come with Richiana name. I think there is noway we can avoid talking about these two.

    @ melanie darling the Richiana name will always appear on everybody’s comments I hope you get me. I’m not against you but you must know that its a brand name RICHIANA which has now become Richard and Tatiana.

    I hope everybody has a blessed weekend.

  21. Lady K..Thanks..I think melanie didn’t not watch BBA2 ..Thats why she is getting irritated …..

    Richard and Tatiana the unforgetable ..Melanie Get used to it girlfriend!!

  22. julie-nam,after bb3,richard will be forgotten but tatiana will be the unforgottable just like uganda `s gaetano because i think she is loved more.just take a look in tanzania, people are anxiously waitng for her as if she is the one that reprsanted them,even code the snitch never got that welcome,richard will find himself sweeping roads in canada for a living if he is not careful because he has refused to use the chance of his fame to take opportunities that will make him make it in life,but tati takes every opportunity that comes her way because she knows that a chance comes at once,once its gone it never comes back.stay blessed

  23. Richard and Tatiana the unforgetable ..Melanie Get used to it girlfriend!!

    happy weekend all, enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

  24. Melanie big brother is an entertainment show. Its not about being smart or dumb.all we want is entertainment and the previous housemates delivered especially Richard and just so you know he came out the winner.and yes bba2 has raised the bar of big brother.i have watched many big brothers but “his” was one of a kind.dont ever insult our housemats again.From the way you write I can tell you are not smartl. and yes bba2 was the best big brother ever. Its understandable why bba3 may have more than 12 housemates this time.You are a bitter Tatiana fan.richard will always be in our hearts. you can not change that fact.And we will mention him whenever we feel like. Stop hating. Its time to move on and prepare for the next bba3.

  25. lonah ..I break ur prayer in Jesus Name..Richard will never sweep the streets in Canada ..You can’t curse someone who is already blessed ..don’t waste your valuable time ..

    As long as his fans are over the continent ..We will make sure he will never go down ..Watch this space..

    K..Love you girlfriend..well spoken ..The haters can’t stop !

    Lets concetrate now with BBA3 …Girlfriends i think melanie should fill the forms for BBA3? What do you think ..she will be voted out the first week of eviction lol

    NNeka..Bring the laughter girlfriend and where is Hawa ?
    Shalom !

  26. Melanie is too emotional so I don’t want her to represent the UFW in BBA3, I suggest Julie nam and a male blogger, let see don, to fill the form , so that we can christen you guys as DONLIE. What do you think?

  27. laugh out louddddddddddddddddddddddddd

    A man trying to comfort a man who has just lost everything he had to a fire outbreak says ‘Take heart. God gives and God takes away’. The heartbroken man looks at him with eyes full of tears and says “I know but at least He should have taken it back bit bit the same way He gave those things to me

  28. Couple just got married and the bride tells her husband
    “Honey you know I’m a virgin and i don’t know anything about s*x, can you explain it to me first?”
    “Ok, sweetheart. Putting it simply, we will call your private place the prison’ and call my private thing ‘the prisoner’. So what we do is: put the prisoner into the prison.
    And then they made love for the first time.
    Afterwards, the guy is lying, face up on the bed, smiling with satisfaction.
    Nudging him, his bride giggles,” Honey the prisoner seems to have escaped”
    Turning on his side, he smiles. “then we will have to re-imprison him”
    after the second time they spent, the guy reaches for his cigarettes , but
    the bride, thoroughly enjoying the new experience of making love, gives him a suggestive smile , “honey, the prisoner is out again”
    The man razes to the occasion ,but with the unsteady legs of a recently born foal. After wards he lays back on the bed totally exhausted.
    She nudges him and says “honey the prisoner escaped again” limply turning his head

    he yells at her,”hey “hey, it’s not a life sentence “!!!!!

    Sweet saturdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to you all. enjoyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy


    Nneka..AAHHHH LOL Am just good in i preffer you to try and i will be there on my screen supporting you ..Am sure you are a romantic person to give some Romantic lines to Don ..

    How about this DONNEKA LOL ..sound romantic to me lol

  30. I just want Namibia to send another hot babe just like Meryl, and Nigeria a guy this time (hot dude).

  31. Can we this time have a man representing southafrica,not a woman again for BBA3,just to see how a southafrican man can handle the situation in the house,

  32. The producers need to step up their game with BBA3 this year….
    What they need is a diverse cast like they had in BBA1, ONLY hott people so shower hour can be worth it, no one over the age of 27/28 and Big Brother should be more hands-on this year. Last year, housemate hardly got reprimanded! They should have a punishment room like in BB Australia (make the penthouse one), have POV and HOH competitions and they should allow housemates to conspire (makes for more riveting viewing)… They could make a penthouse this year but sightly bigger with a couples FANTASY SUITE. What do u think?

  33. True Robza, I agree..and they really need to be a bit more circumspect and give us lively xters, no more blah blah blahs and funny excercise routines….and the sin bin must be enforced.

    NO HEAD OF HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. Julie Nam please dont take my earlier comments personal. I actually like you. i enjoyed reading your sms on the strap. there was this other person called Tipsy Nigeria and Volcano. i liked the 3 of you. all i am saying is keep your adoration sane. I would never never enter the house. you would know that if you knew me. And whoever thinks i am not smart just becaue my observation was that the BB1 housemates were smarter, hmmmmm!!!! thats all i can say. i love you all. just allow me to say anything i want to say. we cannot all agree.

  35. k you can entertain, and be smart at the same time. Yes the winner was probably both. But in general, the earlier housemates were smarterand entertained us too. that is my opinion and there is nothing i can do about what i feel.
    please also note that i am not a bitter Tatiana fun,(nothing to gain) and that i have not insulted any housemate. I only compared the two groups, because some people feel that they raised the bar.

  36. Morning all Tati Fans. I hope you had a lovely weekend.

    @ To all Tati and Richard fans – I have realised that these two are really on the limelite there is nothing we can do even how much we try to stop fighting about them but anyway lets keep blogging and raise our views as BB3 is on the way and ones it starts we will
    forget about the RICHIANA.

    @ Hawa and Nneka something for laughs this Monday morning after the weekend.

    Yesterday at 8pm Moments with Mo showed an old interview of Offu’s family her mum and brother whilst they (Offu) were still in the house. I wonder where the BB3 interview the very one we are anxiously waiting for is. Someone please tell us what exactly is happening with Moments with Mo.

    Let’s keep praying for all ills in Zimbabwe and hope the beatings, the killings and arrests will stop. Let God show the leadership the way and the light.

  37. i agree melanie.


  39. Morning everyone. Give tips to whoever wish to enter the show.

  40. lady K i wat to go in for the show, will you vote for me?

  41. @EVEPITT,

    LOL! Don’t joke – I might just enter! He he…. 🙂 I wanted to enter last year, but I was too young, now I can but after seeing that open-plan shower – I think maybe not….. C’mon, Eve, do the blog proud and give it a shot….. You can always count on UFW to post ALL your shower hour moments….. 🙂

  42. Yeah Eve, why not. I mean you can do very well u know you have the UFW support. Cmmon make us proud.

  43. @ Nneka something for laughs please. Definetly I would vote for you like crazy.

    @ Miss Hilton morning – glad you’ve blogged today.

    @ OC and Sarafina mornig darlings. Please get out of that hiding place let’s come and give the 12 housemates some tips on the show eventhough most of them watched the previous one. We must make sure that they enter being themselves and REAL really REAL!! You get what I mean.

  44. @Robza, I’m finding it difficult to post my comments, it normally tells me i’m typin too fast or something, does it hav to do wit bloggin wit my cellphone most of d time? @Ladyk, how hav you been, am not hiding at all, I read all ur comments and I come here daily..the people enterin really hav to be different, maybe a transversite or really want to thank all 12 bba2 hsemates for raisin the bar and getting us all arguin, cursin(its all good) makin new friends, 6months after bba2..Julie Nam, Nneka, Really Real, holla at ur girl and to all the loonies much love. Pls can someone send an SOS to lovely DOLPHIN and tell her I miss her loads and she should PLEASEEEE come back


  46. Morning everyone. @ Sarafina hello I know you are not in hiding but please ones in a while come back and blog. Ooh Tati’s photos are really lovely. The Queen of Queens is well praised and I thank her for always remembering her fans.

  47. Tatiana’s Tanzanian pics look fab…you go girl..KEEP ON KEEPING ON!!!

    Have you guys seen the latest Newsletter? NICE, KINDA VERY VERY VERY NICE!!

  48. Tatiana’s Tanzanian pics look fab…you go girl..KEEP ON KEEPING ON!!!

    Have you guys seen the latest Newsletter? NICE, KINDA VERY VERY VERY NICE!!

    zb – April 23, 2008 at 7:02

    @ZB where where, pls the website.

  49. Ohhh…this is off the hinges!!!!!!!!

    Cant wait! Cant wait! Cant wait!

    Hmmm…maybe i should enter to enter to the house then enter on tv.

    Ohhhhhhhhh…this is exciting. Cant wait!!

  50. Melanie ..Take it easy Girl ..don’t say nothing … Thanks for your explanation ..Lets prepare for BBA3 to watch ..

    Peace and love melanie ….

  51. Sarafina ..Definately will convey your message ..I think she is busy ..But will give her your shout

    Peace !


  53. k i totally agree wit u its a place to get ur grove on and basically not to find mr right and if tatiana was abandoned i think she shud face it i mean she shud v bn prepared for anything common!wat are we talking about country wil say OYO meaning on your own

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