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Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) season 5 reality show commenced on Sunday 19 July, 2020 and will end on Sunday 27 September, 2020. The Final / Grand Finale will hold on Sunday 27 September, 2020 at 7:00PM (+1 GMT) where a winner of the lock down edition of the show will be declared. The show will premier for about 3-months (10 weeks) different from the previous seasons if all things worked as planned. However, we are not certain if the show will premier up to the 3-months duration due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
There are quite some changes in this season compared to the previous once. One notable change is the sponsor of the show. This year show is proudly sponsored by Betway. The previous season (season 4) was sponsored by Bet9ja. So, we may not be seeing housemates earning bet9ja coins to save them from being evicted from the house.
Betway is Nigeria’s premium provider of sports betting and has worked hard to establish itself as a frontrunner in online and mobile sports betting across Africa. Through the use of easy-to-understand technology, Betway has introduced brand new ways to bet to multitudes of passionate football fans.
The winner of the season 5 edition of the Big Brother Naija reality show will receive a cash price which will be higher than the N60 million naira won by Mercy Ike, the winner of the season 4 show. Other gift items and endorsement deals will also be received by the housemates when they are out of the Big Brother Naija house. There are other changes which were put in place so that the show can hold in compliance with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) policies in containing the spread of the COVID-19.
In this regard, all housemates took COVID-19 test and were isolated for two weeks prior to opening the show. The housemate will also be restricted from having physical contact with people outside the house. All artist that will be invited during the Saturday night Party will also undergo COVID-19 test and self-isolate prior to their visit to the house.
Lastly, there won’t be audience present during the Sunday eviction show. The Eviction show will take a different form this year and it promises to be exciting as usual.