Its Vimbai Not Roki Representing Zimbabwe At Big Brother
Harare, – Contrary to wide speculation that controversial musician Roki had landed a candidature of the reality show, Big Brother Amplified, it has now been revealed that the housemate is a female and a model Vimbai Mutinhiri.
Vimbai is the daughter of the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Tracy Mutinhiri and Zanu (PF) politician Retired Brigadier Ambrose Mutinhiri.
Big Brother Amplified kicks off on 1 May.
Zimbabwe has had candidates who have been known to last the distance of the reality show with Munya, Tapuwa Mhere and Itai Makumbe the most popular.
Big Brother is an international television format that features a number of contestants living in an isolated house, while trying to avoid being evicted, and ultimately winning a large cash prize following a set number of days in confinement.
Six seasons on, and the incredibly popular Big Brother Africa has been Amplified. Running 91 days and 24/7 with a dream grand prize of USD 200 000, this season of Africa’s biggest reality show will include more of the drama, the emotion, the excitement and the suspense that have made the series a firm fan favourite.
M-Net Africa Managing Director Biola Alabi, breaks it down: “By definition amplified means to increase the volume, to make louder, to make more powerful. And that’s exactly what we want to do with season six.”
With a dramatic new eye, etched in a carbon fibre background with an edgy, futuristic feeling and a sophisticated, polished, reflective finish, the newly unveiled show logo sets the scene for a bold new season!
Big Brother Amplified will showcase Housemates from 14 countries this year: Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Big Brother has enjoyed a growing popularity across the continent and M-Net is pleased that it draws support from Africans across borders and outside of the nationalities represented. This serves to highlight that Africans support other Africans regardless of where they live or what their nationality is.
Big Brother Amplified is produced for M-Net by Endemol and will be filmed on location in a brand new House in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The series will once again be hosted by charismatic IK Osakioduwa. The fabulous host has been at the heart of the action since he joined the show two seasons ago.