By Vanessa Obioha
Organiser of the popular reality TV show Big Brother Naija, MultiChoice Nigeria, has revealed the grand prize for its fifth season premiering on Sunday, July 19.
In a statement, the media and entertainment company disclosed that the winner will be smiling home with a whopping N85 million grand prize. It is the biggest reward since the show made its debut in 2006. Last year, the show awarded the winner N60 million grand prize.
A breakdown of the prize include a N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost; a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller and a trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.
“The fifth season of BBNaija marks a major milestone in the reality TV series. We are making this season significant by not only increasing the winnings, but by also implementing other creative and innovative ways to ensure the show lives up to the premium entertainment especially during the current pandemic,” said Chief Executive Officer John Ugbe.
Despite the growing devastation of coronavirus pandemic, the company has assured viewers that the best global health practices will be put in place to ensure the safety of contestants. Already, the contestants are in quarantine to ensure that they are Covid-19 free and not a risk to others.
BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live and 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29.