The first-ever Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) documentary, which follows the lives of former housemates, tells the untold story of the show and examines its impact through the eyes of relevant stakeholders, premieres on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151), on Saturday, August 13, 2022 by 2 pm.
The documentary, BBNaija: The Fame, The Fans, The Frenzy, which has appearances from the host, crew and organisers of the show, also gives fans a rare view of what goes on behind the scenes of the Nigerian instalment of the reality show, which has grown to become the biggest Big Brother franchise in the world.
Femi Falodun, the CEO of ID Africa, owners of Netng, said the show is an African pop-culture phenomenon, so it was necessary to tell its story.
He said, “At ID Africa, we love to tell untold stories, and what better story to tell than that of the biggest Big Brother instalment in the franchise’s history? In the recently concluded season alone, the show recorded over a billion votes from millions of viewers. It was also watched in over 30 countries across the globe. I am thrilled that we get to share the backstory of how this show is made and how much it changes the participants’ lives.”
Sharing her excitement about the premiere of the documentary, the Executive Head of Content and West Africa Channels, MultiChoice, Dr Busola Tejumola, said, “We’ve worked tirelessly behind the scenes for years to make Big Brother Naija a success. So, it’s quite exciting to see the story of how the show comes together each year being told so brilliantly. The documentary will give fans an insight into how much work it takes to deliver the show each year.”
Since its return in 2017, BBNaija which has become a vital part of Africa’s entertainment industry for its social, political and entertainment value, as well as its financial implications, as it constantly shoots new talents to stardom.
The documentary is your one and only source into the intriguing happenings of what happens behind the scenes on your favourite reality TV series,
Big Brother Naija. BBNaija: The Fame, The Fans, The Frenzy will premiere on Africa Magic Showcase on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 2pm, with repeat broadcast at 12 pm on Monday, August 15 and 3:30 pm on Thursday, August 25. It will also air on Africa Magic Urban on Sunday, August 14, 2022, at 12:30 pm and 3:10 pm.
Here’s the broadcast schedule:
|Africa Magic Showcase||Africa Magic URBAN|
|13-Aug-22 – 14:00 WAT
15-Aug-22 – 12:00 WAT
25-Aug-22 – 15:30 WAT
|14-Aug-22 – 12:30 WAT, 15:10 WAT
18-Aug-22 – 12:00 WAT
21-Aug-22 – 15:30 WAT
25-Aug-22 – 17:30 WAT
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