The 5th edition of the Big Brother Naija edition has been scheduled to kick off on Sunday, July 19.
The organizers of the reality show made the announcement on Monday, June 29.
Making the announcement, Big Brother Naija official account wrote on Twitter;
“Breaking News: The newest season of #BBNaija launches 19th July. That’s the tweet. RT if you’re excited.”
Read the announcement below.
BREAKING NEWS 🔊
The newest season of #BBNaija launches 19th July 🔥
That's the tweet. RT if you're excited 🙌🏿
— Big Brother Naija (@BBNaija) June 29, 2020
Auditions for the show were announced on May 28 and in keeping with the coronavirus guidelines, no physical auditions were conducted.
Prospective housemates were instead, required to submit a two-minute video introducing themselves and explaining why they deserve to be on the show.
Equally important, it remains to be seen how to make the coming season a success, considering the limitation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mercy Eke, a 26-year-old video vixen and entrepreneur, made history as the first winner of the show when she won the fourth season in 2019. She emerged as the winner of the Big Brother Naija: Pepper Dem, on October 8, 2019.
The rivalry between Mercy and Tacha was one of the most talked-about in the previous competition. In fact, the bout became the highlight amongst viewers.
1st News reports that the popular housemate Tacha was butted off the BBNaija show for violence; as well as intent to harm a fellow housemate.
Indeed, the ‘Port Harcourt first daughter’ had a heated argument with fellow housemate, Mercy Eke and pulled her hair twice in an attempt to get physical. The fight, which started on an unrelated issue, saw both housemates trade insults and call each other names while Mercy struggled to keep her cool.
For not stepping away from a volatile situation, Mercy was issued two strikes. This meant that a third strike would lead to her disqualification. However, she would go on to win the show and emerge the first female BBNaija winner.
Meanwhile, Tacha had been issued two strikes earlier in the show, which was waived when Biggie introduced a clean slate.
Tacha’s exit from the show had come a few hours after Cindy Okafor’s surprise eviction.