The highly-anticipated Big Brother Naija season 5 kicked off today (Sunday, 19th of July 2020).
The 2020 edition would be 10 weeks of intense drama, romance, and spice.
20 housemates will participate in the Big Brother Naija ‘Lockdown’ that comes with a new twist.
The organisers had announced that this season’s winner will walk away with a N85 million grand prize, the biggest since its debut back in 2006.
The breakdown of the grand prize includes: a N30m cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost; a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta.
Others are; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller and a trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.
The housemates were introduced by the host of the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, while some fans participated virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organisers had assured that it will comply with the guidelines of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on COVID-19 and had placed the housemates on a compulsory 14-day quarantine.