Big Brother Africa
is a television program produced by Endemol
. The show initially involved 12 countries within Africa (Angola
, South Africa
) with two countries (Ethiopia
) being added in season 4. Each country produces a contestant living in an isolated house while trying to avoid being evicted by viewers and ultimately winning a large cash prize at the end of the show.
Big Brother Africa 1
The first season of Big Brother Africa, featuring 12 housemates from 12 different African countries, premiered to audiences in 42 African countries on Sunday May 25, 2003, and ended on September 7 of the same year, lasting 106 days. It was the first time in the world that the internationally famous program will be created using participants of different nationalities from one continent. Mark Pilgrim was the host.
Big Brother Africa 2
The second season of Big Brother Africa, featuring 12 housemates from 12 different African countries, premiered August 5, 2007, and ended on November 11 of the same year, lasting 98 days. The show returned from its four year hiatus, with a brand new host, Kabelo "KB" Ngakane.
Big Brother Africa 3
The third season of Big Brother Africa, featured 12 housemates from 12 different African countries, premiered August 24, 2008, and ended on November 23 of the same year, lasting 91 days. Kabelo "KB" Ngakane returned as host.