- BBNaija season 5 is set to premier on Sunday, July 19, 2020
- Due to the pandemic, the housemates will undergo a coronavirus test among others, before going into the house
- The potential housemates are currently in quarantine ahead of the show
In case you live under a rock and haven't heard what's going on, let's be the first to tell you - season 5 of Big Brother Naija is almost here!
Season 5 of Nigeria’s favourite reality show, Big Brother Naija will be going live on Sunday, July 19, 2020. Big Brother Naija is an audience favourite.
The show is loved and avidly followed by viewers across Africa as it showcases urban Nigerian culture.
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As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organisers of BBNaija, MultiChoice Nigeria, have taken some necessary precautions in line with the guidelines set by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for the fifth season of the show.
Besides doing things like ensuring the production crew works in (socially distanced) shifts, MultiChoice is putting the potential housemates through a rigorous health screening process.
These potential housemates will, in addition to other medical tests, undergo a COVID-19 test before entering Biggie's house.
To further ensure the safety of BBNaija participants, these potential housemates are currently in quarantine ahead of the show’s premiere on Sunday, July 19.
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In a media briefing ahead of the show, Ebuka also shared his experience from when he auditioned for the Big Brother Nigeria show in 2006.
According to him, he was 23 years old, and it was the most comprehensive health test he had ever done.
MultiChoice Nigeria says that they are committed to keeping all BBNaija season five participants safe and healthy, which is why there will be no live audience at the Sunday Night Eviction Shows.
There will also be no unexpected celebrity visits to the House.
When the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic hit in early March 2020, with the attendant lockdown and social distancing effects, many wondered if BBNaija will grace their TV screens this year.
Moving on to ex-BBNaija housemates, a recent episode of the BBNaija reality show saw Jackye's relationship with Mike being addressed. Both Ike and Frodd had something to say.
Recall in the house, Jackye's interaction with Mike who is married, left social media users buzzing with mixed reactions as they suggested she might actually have feelings for him.
When asked about his opinion on the show, Ike said he didn't see them as anything other than brother and sister. He said it didn't seem like they ever crossed any boundaries.
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