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About Ellah from Uganda, Big Brother Hotshots Contestant

Ellah representing Uganda in Big Brother Africa

He is one of the first 3 contestants to be revealed by Biggie in Big Brother Hotshots. He's from Kenya, the other two are from Zimbabwe and Uganda respectively

The feisty Ellah is the reigning Miss Uganda and if she were an animal, she’d be a lioness, because of all the power that comes with it. She promises Africa a “cocktail of personality” with a rough edge.

About Alusa Melvin, Kenya's BBA Hotshots Contestant

Interview With Alusa, Representing Kenya in Big Brother Africa

He is one of the first 3 contestants to be revealed by Biggie in Big Brother Hotshots. He's from Kenya, the other two are from Zimbabwe and Uganda respectively

Alusa, by his own definition is an “extrovert with discretion”. He promises viewers that coming into the Hotshots house as himself, is enough entertainment.

About Butterphly from Zimbabwe, BBA Hotshots Contestant

Butterphly, Zimbabwe rep in Big Brother Hotshots 

She is one of the first 3 contestants to be revealed by Biggie in Big Brother Hotshots. She's from Zimbabwe, the other two are from Kenya and Uganda respectively

The bubbly Butterphly embraces her inner celebrity and can't wait for Africa to meet her. The ambitious Zimbabwean lass hopes to make herself endearing, in a way that audiences can't survive without keeping her in the Hotshots house.

17 Days to Go, 3 Secret Housemates have already been Revealed!

In a world first, its now 17 days to Big Brother Hotshots and Biggie has decided to reveal to us some of the Housemates who will be representing various countries before the launch of Africa’s biggest reality show on Sunday, 5 October.
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Although lips are sealed on what the ninth season will bring viewers, we can reveal that three of the Housemates are Alusa from Kenya, Butterphly from Zimbabwe and Ellah from Uganda.

One thing these three Housemates have in common is that they are used to the spotlight.

Alusa is an actor and producer, Butterphly is a radio and TV presenter and Ellah was crowned Miss Uganda last year.

To learn more about the Housemates, visit the Big Brother Africa website. Hear how they describe themselves, what annoys them and what they’re looking forward to once they enter Biggie’s house.


More of the Housemates will be revealed daily, so visit the Big Brother Africa website to make sure you don't miss a moment of the big reveal.

After the launch, Big Brother Hotshots will screen 24/7 on DStv channels 197 and 198. Viewers can also see daily highlight shows and the live evictions on AfricaMagic Family,AfricaMagic Showcase, AfricaMagic World and Maisha Magic.

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Alusa, Butrephly and Ellah


18 More Days To go! IK undergoes Wardrobe Change in preparation for the Show


Time moves slowest when we need it to move fast, but it only remains 18 days for Big Brother Season 9 to finally begin. Season 8 had it fair share of drama and Biggie promises more during this season dubbed "Hotshots".

As more updates, news and gossip leak out there, we continue to post them on this Big Brother Africa Kenya Gossip site, so you stay up to date.

With a surge in online activities during the past show, Biggie is promising a lot of interaction online. From the Facebook page, Twitter, website and Instagram, it is going to be a lot of fun as Biggie will enable fans from all over to interact in real time.

As we all know, IK Osakioduwa will be returning for the 9th season of this show, and guess what? He is already preparing for the show. Biggie has restyled IK Osakiduwa with the help of one of Nigeria's rising fashion stars, Mai.

We now will be expecting a little more during the live evictions and other occasions. As Biggie himself says on the official website,

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"Seasoned host IK returns to your TV screens for the sixth time on Big Brother Africa, this time suited up in a revamped wardrobe. Not that his previous looks can be faulted, but to live up to season 9’s Hotshot theme, Big Brother has enlisted the services of Hotshot in his own right, Mai Atafo.

Dubbed as one of Nigeria’s rising fashion designers, Mai started his bespoke clothing label Mai Atafo Inspired in 2007 and describes it as having “an African heart and an international view”.

As such, viewers can look forward to something a little extra during Hotshots live eviction shows. IK will be kitted in an assortment of classic, tailored and stylish suits in different prints, textures and silhouettes. Add to that, an unmistakably African touch to each look.

This couldn’t be more fitting as it plugs into the wider global trending status that African fashion is currently enjoying. Ankara, Kente and Shweshwe are fast becoming regular features on tailored, Western designs; literally breathing life into them – will we be seeing a lot of these on IK these season? Well, we’ll have to wait for Mai to start doing his thing. 

According to his website, Mai says his brand is known for its “clean cut aesthetics, fashion forward designs as well as its contemporary touch to classic clothing designs”. See one of Mai's designs below.. 

Big Brother Hotshots launches on Sunday 5 October 2014 at 19:00 CAT on AfricaMagic DStv Channel 150. Follow the action in the lead-up to the premiere on Twitter, by liking the Big Brother Africa Facebook page and following us on Instagram @BigBro_Africa.

BBA 8 Winner visits Italy with Her Namibian Crew. Check Them Out As They Tour the Eiffel Tower in Paris


Dillish Mathews and her crew are living the life now. They decided to visit Italy for her birthday and holiday, and they are yet to see Beyonce perform live!

It is true that Dillish is the African Beyonce, but she is very determined to get Tyra Banks too to get her attention. Dillish Mathews was accompanied by Maria Nepembe and her other Namibian friends, see how they are enjoying themselves in Italy. They are living the life!








New Dates Announced: Big Brother Africa will now begin on October 5th!

News Dates For Big Brother HotShots Announced 

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Here are some good news for Fans of Big Brother Africa. 

M-Net and Endemol South Africa are delighted to confirm that a new Big Brother house has been found and is located in Johannesburg, South Africa following the devastating fire that demolished the original house on September 2.

The search was concluded after exploring all possible options both locally and internationally, for a suitable venue to produce the 9th season of Africa's biggest reality show.

M-Net and Endemol SA are pleased to announce that Big Brother Hotshots will officially launch on Sunday, October 5 at 19:00 CAT.

As they countdown to the launch, fans across the continent can look forward to some pleasant surprises in true Biggie fashion.

The producers wish to thank fans far and wide for all the patience and continuous support over the past few days.

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