The replacement, according to AfricaMagic and series producers Endemol SA, is a deliberate attempt to rotate certain countries into and out of the format. The reason for this is to ensure that a wide range of countries can be included in different editions of the series. Based on the changes, participating countries this year are Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
In line with the tradition of the pan-African reality TV show, entry is open to all persons over the age of 21. Of particular importance to the selection team are the qualities of tolerance, determination and enthusiasm. Open-mindedness, bold and adventurous are added advantages.
Meanwhile, entry forms are already available at www.africamagic.tv/bigbrother. While interested participants are expected to complete the online submission form, printed entry forms will also be available at MultiChoice offices in the participating countries from February 1, 2013.