Big Brother Africa will draw contestants from 11 African nations.

Big Brother Africa will draw contestants from 11 African nations.
For the first time, a Big Brother show will find its house guests in countries outside the host nation’s borders. South Africa’s version of the show is being transformed into Big Brother Africa. It will cast one person from Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, and air in 42 different countries, Zimbabwe’s Daily News reports. The only requirement is that participants speak English. The show will debut May 25 and run for 106 days; the prize is $100,000.

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