The third season of reality TV series, Big Brother Nigeria BBNaija kicked off on Sunday night this year’s edition, which is tagged “double wahala” has 20 housemates contesting for the N45 million ultimate price.
This year’s “double wahala” edition stars Vandora, Teddy A, K Bruce, Nina, Miracle, Alex, Princess, DeeOne and Ahneeka.
Other housemates are Rico Swavey, Bito, BamBam, Leo, Khloe, Angel and Ifu-Ennada, Anto, Tobi Bakare, Cee-C and Lolu.
For the first time the show is running for a second consecutive running year after previously shutting down for a decade setback.
Popular artists, Mayorkun and Kiss Daniel performed live during the launch.
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who returned to host the show for the second time, introduced the housemates in groups of four.
This year’s contestants are a cross-section of musicians, comedians and entrepreneurs.
The housemates were given their first task of finding bed spaces as those available were limited.
The number of contestants is an increase from last year’s 12 housemates, which saw Efe Ejeba emerge winner, taking home the N25 million cash prize and an SUV.
A reunion show featuring some of the previous housemates had been aired for one week before Sunday’s launch.
Every Sunday on the show, viewers are expected to witness an eviction of a housemate.
The winner of the 78–day contest will be given N25 million cash prize and a brand new SUV.
Meanwhile, as at Monday morning, six housemates have been ‘ejected.’
While the housemates were eating, Big brother announced that the housemates, “who picked numbers without a bed space should pack their bags.”
It is yet to ascertained if the first eviction in the Big Brother Naija 3 ‘Double Wahala’ has begun.
The announcement therefore, led to confusion amongst the housemates and threw the entire house in disarray.
However, the six housemates were taken to a different room, away from the other housemates and asked to, “wait for further instructions” from Big Brother.
Big Brother announced that the housemates who picked numbers without a bed space should pack their bags while they were eating.