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Ebuka Obi Uchendu returns as #BBNaija Season 5 winner will go home with ₦85m ($219,000) grand prize

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Ebuka Obi Uchendu returns as #BBNaija Season 5 winner will go home with ₦85m ($219,000) grand prize

As we await the premiere of the season 5 of Big Brother Naija, Africa’s popular reality TV show, on July 19, 2020, MultiChoice Nigeria, the organiser of the show, has revealed that this season’s winner will walk away with a whopping ₦85 million grand prize.

The grand prize, which includes a ₦30 million cash prize, makes this season’s winnings the biggest since its debut in 2006 and the highest prize for reality TV shows on the continent.

Speaking on the grand prize, John Ugbe, chief executive officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, said: “The fifth season of BBNaija marks a major milestone in the reality TV series. We are making this season significant by not only increasing the winnings, but by also implementing other creative and innovative ways to ensure the show lives up to premium entertainment, especially during the current pandemic.”

The breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija season five includes a ₦30 million 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; 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.

Meanwhile, MultiChoice will in the coming days reveal other surprises for viewers and fans of the show.

BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live and 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29. DStv viewers can also follow the drama this season with the DStv Now app on a smartphone, tablet or laptop.

However, DStv customers who would like to opt-out of viewing the show can do so by sending “Smart card number [space] BBOUT” to 30333. While GOtv customers can do same by sending “IUC Number [space] BBOUT” to 30333. Additionally, customers can activate the parental control option on their DStv and GOtv decoders for viewers younger than 18 years.

In order not to miss a moment of the entertainment on BBNaija season 5, fans are encouraged to sign up on DStv today via or get GOtv Max or Jolli on, and download the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps from the app store for more self-service options.

Given the prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic, MultiChoice Nigeria has assured viewers that global best practices, precautions and preventive measures will be followed throughout the show.

Asuquo Eton founded, now one of the most visited TV, music, tech and features website, in 2011. He is also a social media analyst, media and entertainment consultant.

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