The organisers of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show has announced the date for the launch of its seventh edition.
BBNaija season 7 will be launched on July 23 and 24, 2022.
The programme premiere will be aired on DSTV channel 198 and GOTV channel 29 by 7:00pm on both days.
Considered one of the biggest reality TV shows in Africa, BBNaija season 7 began its call for application on May 15, 2022.
BBNaija is practically the most popular reality show in the country with many of its contestants going on to become celebrities.
The first season of the reality show aired in 2006 and was won by a scriptwriter and production assistant, Katung Aduwak, who went home with the grand prize of $100,000. There was, however, a gap of 11 years before the second season (See Gobe) of the show commenced on January 22, 2017. That season was eventually won by Warri, Delta State-born rapper, Efe Ejeba, who got the grand prize of N25m.
In 2018, the third season (Double Wahala) followed and was won by a pilot, Miracle Igbokwe. Igbokwe got N25m, a brand new Hyundai Tuscon SUV, home appliances worth N3m and a trip for two to an exotic location, as well as a year’s supply of Pepsi and Aquafina water.
The 2019 season, tagged ‘Pepper Dem’, was won by a video vixen and entrepreneur, Mercy Eke, who took home N30m, an Innoson SUV said to be worth N25m, a trip to Dubai and other prizes.
The fifth season of the show was held in 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and was aptly tagged the ‘Lockdown Edition’. It was won by another rapper and graduate of the University of Lagos, Olamilekan Agbeleshe, aka Laycon, who took home N30m, an Innoson Motors SUV worth N30m, a two-bedroom apartment, a trip to Dublin, Ireland, and other prizes.
Whitemoney won the last edition in 2021 and got N90m worth of prizes.