Big Brother Amplified season has kicked off in South Africa in the popular reality television show on DSTV Chanel 198 with two Zimbabweans Vimbai Mutinhiri and Wendel Parson representing Zimbabwe.
The two join other contestants from Angola, Kenya, Namibia, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. Multi-Choice Zimbabwe Senior Communications Manage, Dave Emberton said viewers should brace up for more fun and entertainment and they will be fun clubs across the country to complement the reality television adventure.
Vimbai is the fourth woman to have a go in the reality series after Tapuwa Mhere, Krystal Culverwell and Bertha Zakeyo. She was based in Cape Town where she was doing modelling at the same time studying at the University of Cape Town, whilst Wendel is a pilot with a private airline. The contestants will all be battling for the cash prize of $200 000.
The Harare official launch of Big Brother Amplified was at a local hotel where members of the media and BBA fans graced the occasion.
BBA was beamed live for the audience from South Africa. Among those present were last yearâ€™s Zimbabwe representative Munyaradzi Chidzonga, who came out second in the reality show and was given $300 000 by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe.
Zimbabwe has been represented by a number of enthusiastic young and ambitious individuals, who have proved to be no push-overs in the reality programme that has captivated thousands of TV viewers not only in Zimbabwe but in the region.
This yearâ€™s Big Brother house also functions as a fully-fledged studio environment and includes 120 microphones and 54 cameras. Big Brother Amplified will broadcast 24 hours, 7 days a week for 91 days.Â