Big Brother Cameroon and BBNaija
Big Brother Cameroon reality TV show which started on August 2, 2020, is one of the major entertainment stories that filtered into Nigeria from other African countries this week and it has continued to spread with Nigerians reacting.
Before Big Brother Naija, (BBNaija) started, we used to have Big Brother Africa, but the show got a lot of moral reactions due to the kind of adult scenes the show produces and it was a major concern for the whole continent.
After that, BBNaija started in 2006 and got different slamming from different people, groups, organizations and it got a ten-year break before coming back to the screen. The ongoing BBNaija Lockdown is the fifth edition of the show and it seems as if it has come to stay in Nigeria.
However, the news of Big Brother Cameroon surfacing is the latest in the update of reality TV shows in Africa, and here are some things you need to know about it.
Before the show started, the housemates were required to go for medical tests which include, HIV, Hepatitis B, and C, Chlamydia, Chest X-ray, and COVID-19.
Reason Behind Big Brother Cameroon
From the information provided by the prouder of the Big Brother Cameroon reality TV show, it was created to promote peace among the citizens of the country. Cameroon has been struggling with the aftermath of its anglophone crisis among others, and the country is yet to fully recover.
Till now there are disparities among the English and French-speaking parts of the country, and the Big Brother Cameroon is one of the ways the producers think they could heal the country.
So to this end, they have brought in 21 housemates from the age of 21 and above from French and English speaking parts of the country to live together and promote peace. One of the strategies deployed to make this happen is creating a schedule to speak the various languages used in Cameroon.
Language Time Table on Big Brother Cameroon
Sunday: French and English
Theme For Big Brother Cameroon
The theme for the first edition of the BBNaija identical show in Cameroon is, “The Game Changer”
Big Brother Cameroon Cash prize
The housemates brought on this reality TV show were not just selected to promote peace in the country, but to also have something to show for it, so there is a prize to be won.
The 25 male and female housemates are battling to win $17,820, (FCFA 10million), a dream trip to Dubai among other gifts. For BBNaija Lockdown season 5, the cash prize is N85 million worth of prizes.
The winner will go home with N30 million cash, a year supply of drinks, noddles, a Dubai trip for two, a two-bedroom apartment, Champions league final trip, a phone, a TV set, and Premium fridge, a trip to Dublin and a car, all totaling N85 million.
Similarities Between BBNaija and Big Brother Cameroon
- They two shows and both reality TV shows
- They both admit the opposite sex as housemates
- They both have enticing prizes
- Housemates on the shows are lodged in a confined space for the duration of the show
Differences Between BBNaija and Big Brother Cameroon
- BBNaija is a show that is majorly aimed at entertaining the audience and providing platforms for the housemates to thrive in their chosen careers afterward, while the Big Brother Cameroon is meant to promote peace in the country.
- For the BBNaija show which is for Nigeria, there is no religious attachment of any kind, but for Big Brother Cameroon, the Producers gave avenue where a Priest, Pastor, and Imam get to hold a combined service for the housemates. During this service, a prayer of peace is offered for their nation, Cameroon.
- The location for the BBNaija reality TV show is called Biggie’s house while that of the Big Brother Cameroon is called, Biggy Mansion.
- The host of BBNaija is called, “Biggie” while that of Big Brother Cameroon, is called “Biggy.”
Housemate Causes Fire Accident
After the news about the Big Brother Cameroon filtered into Nigeria, Nigerians mocked the show with a hilarious comparison with BBNaija. About 24 hours later, we got news about a fire outbreak from the location of the show called Biggy Mansion.
Report shows that one of the housemates used a microwave in the kitchen of the apartment from where the fire started. The producer of the show noted that she did not handle the microwave very well and the fire accident sparked from it.
The housemates seeing the fire almost becoming uncontrollable ran for their lives, but it was tamed and normalcy has since returned.
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