The First season of Big Brother Titans premiered on January 15th, 2022.
Big Brother Titans is a reality show and a version of the Big Brother franchise that features contestants from Nigeria and South Africa in the same house.
According to the organizers of the show Multichoice, the winner of the season is expected to go home with a $100,000 (R1.7 million) cash prize.
The contestants of the season were announced and welcomed into the house at the launch in a dazzling premiere in Johannesburg.
With 10 housemates selected each from Nigeria and South Africa- 20 in total- the show is expected to run for 72 days i.e 10 weeks.
Recall that a virtual audition was held to select contestants for the show from 6 October to 22 October 2022. Interested contestants were told to record and submit a two-minute video stating why they should appear on the show.
Nigerian media personality and popular BBNaija host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will host the show alongside South African actor and Mzanzi host, Lawrence Maleka.
Maleka said of the maiden season, “It’s the first of its kind. We’ve got a group of powerful and influential young men and women from Nigeria and South Africa to come and play.” It’s going to be an exciting 77 days, so hold on to your hats!”
According to the Executive Head of Programming: M-Net Channels, Nomsa Philiso, viewers can expect Big Brother Titans to be more than just the biggest season yet.
“Both Big Brother Naija and Big Brother Mzansi are massive hits in their own right and with Big Brother Titans, we are setting the entertainment bar even higher.”
“We can’t wait to see how the Housemates adapt to their new, dynamic environment, and to one another. We know viewers will find people to root for and people to root against, and we look forward to the conversations and engagement that will follow the show throughout its run,” Nomsa said.
Big Brother Titans reality TV show can be viewed live on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29.
Big Brother Titans will also be available to stream on Showmax. Fans of BBNaija and BBMzansi in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, and 45 other countries in Sub Saharan Africa can follow the drama 24/7 on the streaming service.
This edition is sponsored by Flutterwave, Bamboo and Lotto Star and will be held in South Africa.
“Big Brother Titans is a special edition of the widely loved Big Brother show. This special edition is a fusion of two TV phenomena, BBNaija and BB Mzansi. We are bringing housemates from two giant nations, Nigeria and South Africa, under one roof, to give African entertainment audiences a show of intense drama like never before. We are telling our audience to be ready for the biggest takeover on TV starting from January 15. It promises an abundance of Nigerian and South African swag, banter, romance, and everything in between.
“This is a meeting of the Titans, and the winner will take home a sum of $100,000 cash and other amazing prizes. As usual, the viewers on DStv and GOtv will be able to vote and keep their favourite housemates on the show. The winner will also be determined by viewers’ votes across Africa after 72 days,” said John Ugbe , Chief Executive Officer MultiChoice Nigeria.
The catch-phrase of Big Brother Titans Season 1 is “Ziyakhala Wahala”. Ziyakhala is a Zulu word to which means “something serious is about to happen while Wahala is an Hausa word for trouble.
Hence Ziyakhala wahala can be translated loosely to trouble is about to happen or hell is about to let loose. This is a teaser on what to expect from the housemates during the 72-day reality show.