There has been a lot of outrage by Nigerians as to why Big Brother Nigeria is being shot in South Africa with fans of the show questioning MultiChoice’s decision to host the all Nigerian show in another country.
One twitter user who goes by the name @ominiaho said “Big Brother Nigeria in South Africa? Shouldn’t it be Big Brother South Africa for Nigerians”? Another comment on twitter from @jmappel_Max said “Firstly The Voice Nigeria was held in South Africa, now Big Brother, no wahala, next we will celebrate Independence Day in Gabon.
Africa Magic has responded to the social media inquisition with a post on their official website stating an already done up house as reason the show was moved to South Africa.
“We have a fully equipped house in South Africa which is used for the Big Brother shows. For the Voice, our approach was pretty much the same.
“The venue is already set up with all facilities required for the successful execution of the show; this means that we are able to achieve high production values whilst meeting tight timelines/deadlines and ensuring the show comes to our viewers on time, as planned, and with the same globally renowned quality.
“Whilst the house is based in South Africa, the BBN show is 100% Nigerian, with fully Nigerian housemates and content.”
Africa Magic also promised a more exciting show as the past 10 years has been ample time to improve on the first ever BBN.
“The past 10 years and successes of other Big Brother Africa shows have provided opportunities for improving on the show and now we are ready to give the best version of the show to Nigerians.”