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Six Big Brother Africa Seasons with IK Osakioduwa

After six stellar seasons as the presenter of Big Brother Africa, MC extraordinaire and fan favourite Ikponmwosa Osakioduwa, better known as the inimitable IK, tells incoming housemates to "try being yourself". We reckon he is on to something.

We’re capping Season 9 of Big Brother Africa and every Sunday night for the duration of the season, the witty IK welcomes scores of fans across the continent who tune into the live show, with a warm smile and a bag of chuckles, twists and turns to entertain.

IK’s career took shape on a mixing desk behind a microphone as a radio presenter. This was where he picked up the nickname "The Wild Child", because of his witty and tongue-in-cheek manner. It was no surprise that the renegade backup radio presenter, who landed his first break on air when he was called to fill in at Rhythm 93.7 fm in Nigeria, would enjoy a meteoric rise to being a sought-after radio and TV presenter.
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Known for his candid and charismatic personality, IK never shies away from the testy Q&As and the hot topics with the housemates. That’s why we love him!

As Big Brother Africa grows, Season 9 is sure to bring us a newly styled and newly suave IK. With the help of talented Nigerian fashion designer Mai Atafo, IK’s wardrobe will enjoy an upgrade to tailored men’s wear with a proudly African flair.

A Hotshot himself, Africa has grown fond of his cavalier presenting style. When asked "where to from here?", the presenter said he wants to be an MVP – Most Valuable Player – in his career to his fans and to the brands he represents.

We look forward to our favourite anchor doing his thing, only this time oozing ounces of style.

Big Brother Hotshots launches on Sunday 5 October 2014 at 19:00 CAT on AfricaMagic DStv Channel 150. Follow the action in the lead-up to the premiere on Twitter, by liking the Big Brother Africa Facebook page and following us on Instagram @BigBro_Africa.

Big Brother Africa's Hot Twists

Big Brother Africa is an exciting and vibrant game which keeps the housemates and audiences guessing. Part of this wildly popular show’s charm is the unpredictability of events. There are always twists and turns and the only constant in the house is change.

Over the seasons, Big Brother has introduced many game-changing plot twists designed to take the housemates out of their comfort zones and add to the drama of the show. These twists are as much mind games as they are methods used to keep the dynamics within the house interesting and exciting. The housemates are left in no doubt where they are and that they are in a game. Big Brother is not going to make it easy for anyone to win the ultimate prize.






Who can forget in Big Brother Africa: The Revolution when the sneaky Biggie introduced identical twins into the house? Edward and Erastus had two weeks to alternate and play as if they were one person. Confused? They were allowed to let no more than three people find out. If they managed this successfully, they could carry on playing individually, however, if four people or more found out, only one of the twins could carry on in the house. Fortunately for the twins they managed to stay undetected and carried on in the house as individual housemates.

In Big Brother Africa 2, two major plot twists were introduced. The first one, which blind-sided everyone, was when Big Brother decided to reverse the nomination process and put the Housemates with the least nominations up for eviction. To add to the drama, Big Brother added a fake eviction in week seven. Each housemate would nominate two people for eviction, whoever got the most public votes would then be “evicted” and moved to “The Penthouse”, where they would have full access to what was happening in the house. They would be immune from the next eviction and would return to the house after a week.

The Revolution, again offering a healthy dose of drama, began with the biggest twist yet: twelve male housemates entered into the house on day one, no female housemates entered into the house. Without the male housemates knowing, after a dramatic double eviction on day seven, twelve female housemates entered into a house next door and spied on the male housemates for a week before entering into the house. In another major twist, it was announced by Big Brother that from day 28, housemates would no longer be playing individually, but they would be playing in pairs. This meant that if one member of the pair was nominated, both would be nominated and conversely, if one member was saved by the Head of House, both would be safe. This lasted until day 49, when the housemates could carry on playing individually.

Big Brother Africa: The Chase was action packed and had many twists and turns and they come no bigger and more dramatic than “The Power of NO” wherein the winner of a task can deny another housemate the opportunity to participate in the next Head of House task.

With Big Brother Hotshots around the corner, what game-changers is Biggie going to throw at the unsuspecting housemates? If Biggie has taught us anything, it is that he holds the power and he has the ability to shock the housemates and Africa at any given moment. Don’t get too comfortable, Africa, the rollercoaster is about to begin. Are you ready?

Big Brother Hotshots launches on Sunday 5 October 2014 at 19:00 CAT on AfricaMagic DStv Channel 150. Follow the action in the lead-up to the premiere on Twitter, by liking the Big Brother Africa Facebook page and following us on Instagram @BigBro_Africa.

How Do The Housemates Feel about BBA Hotshots Delay?

BBA 9 Housemates Video log

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Following the delay of the premier of Big Brother Africa Season 9, Housemates were put to task to say how they felt about the delay of BBA 9. 

The housemates flew to South Africa expecting to start the show on September 7th, but they were told the show was delayed. 

One of the housemates had her birthday on mid September, which she wanted to share with the whole Africa, but she was disappointed. As most housemates showed frustration and distraught as they had one whole month to wait, others had different thoughts. 

Some contestants decided to prepare better for the show, one said that it was a sign from heaven for him to prepare for the show. Another contestant decided to spend that time to reflect on life and who he really is. 

Watch the full Video Log of the Hotshot Contestants below.

And Rwanda is Back into Big Brother Africa,

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M-Net and Endemol SA are pleased to announce that due to recent developments, Rwanda has now been re-instated as a participating country in Big Brother Hotshots. 

The re-instatement is as a result of the delay in production which led to adequate time being available to process the necessary documentation for the housemates to participate in the reality show.

 We would like to thank Rwandans and fans across the continent for their patience throughout this process. 

We wish Rwanda a spectacular debut onto Africa's biggest reality show and in the build-up to the launch, fans can look forward to more housemates being revealed in anticipation to Big Brother Hotshots hitting the screens on Sunday, October 5.

Contestants Representing Rwanda in Big Brother Africa

These are the lucky contestants who have been chosen to represent Botswana in Big Brother Africa. Big Brother Africa Hotshots will start on 5th October and will run for 63 days.

1. Frankie

2. Arthur 


About Arthur from Rwanda, Big Brother Africa Contestant

Profile Extra: Arthur - Big Brother Africa Hotshots Contestant From Rwanda

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Kigali-born Radio Presenter Arthur describes himself as "funny, humorous and humble". He says he loves the fact that he is social and makes friends easily. He enjoys people who are humble, and dislikes people who are irresponsible.

His favourite foods are rice and beans, his favourite book The Whole Truth, and favourite TV show, Real Husbands of Hollywood. He enjoys Usher's music and his favourite actor, Kevin Hart, is the star of his favourite film, Think Like A Man Too.

He says that viewers can expect "talent and humour" from him and if he wins, he'll invest his money in business. What won’t he do to win? "Anything that goes against my human nature". Arthur believes that "originality" is the best thing about Africa, in terms of its culture.

His favourite place outside the continent is the United Kingdom, "because that place is calm – especially Wales". Arthur's role model is Chris Rock, because "he is really good when it comes to comedy and he has helped so many comedians to make it on the market".

Arthur has mixed feelings about being the first Rwandan on the show. He says he loves eyes so he's intrigued by eye contact.

Interview with Arthur

Arthur has mixed feelings about being the first Rwandan on the show. He says he loves eyes so he's intrigued by eye contact.

About Frankie from Rwanda, Big Brother Hotshots Contestant

Frankie, Big Brother Africa Contestant From Rwanda: Profile Extra

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Frankie is a singer, model and actor with a degree in Financial Management. His favourite food is ugali with beef stew and his favourite book is Nelson Mandela’s Long Walk To Freedom. 

Frankie enjoys the music of Joe Thomas, Luther Vandross and Morgan Heritage and he says he loves "epic movies and romantic comedies". 

His favourite actors are Djimon Hounsou, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz and Lupita Nyong'o. He values Africa's uniqueness and authenticity and lists his favourite place as Kigali – his place of birth. 

Outside of the continent, he says that Canada is his favourite destination because of all the opportunities there, but also because his son Taye was born there. Frankie considers his parents to be his role models, because "they have gone through lots of tribulations, but love and kindness always blossomed" he says.

His proudest achievements are graduating from university and when his son was born. Frankie says that viewers can expect "great times full of enthusiasm and adventure" from him and that if he wins, he'll contribute towards building a school in his grandmother's village and buy a house for him parents, to thank them for everything they did for him. 

Frankie gets along with both sexes and sees no point in lying about his age. He says being one of the first Rwandans to be on the show is "tremendously incredible."

Interview with Frankie

Frankie gets along with both sexes and sees no point in lying about his age. He says being one of the first Rwandans to be on the show is "tremendously incredible."

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