Since Big Brother Nigeria relaunched in 2017, the reality TV show has taken over our airwaves and is nearly the number one trending topic daily on social media across and outside Nigeria. However, one of the major concerns people have about the show is that it is not being produced in Nigeria.
This, the Managing Director of Multichoice Nigeria, John Ugbe sought to provide insights into at the 5th edition of Nigerian Entertainment Conference.
According to the Multichoice Boss ‘The Big Brother show is being hosted in South Africa because of logistics and production squabbles.
‘We have the Angolan version, we also have several versions running which are shot in the same house. If we do BigBrother Zimbabwe, or South Africa we still have to take it to South Africa. It doesn’t make any sense to move to every country and shoot a TV series there. If you watch Africa Magic’s ‘Hush’, you will know we shoot it here in Nigeria’.
‘It doesn’t make any sense to build a new Big Brother House in every country, especially with all the production equipment, logistics and thousands of cables to move around. However, most of the producers of the show and the crew are from Nigeria’.