The 2020 Big Brother Naija “Lockdown” has commenced in Lagos on Sunday.
The 20 housemates for 2020 are: Ozo Chukwu, Victoria Adeyele, Nelson Enwerem (Prince), Boluwatife Aderogba (Lilo), Trikytee, Lucy Essien, Dorathy Bachor, Terseer Kiddwaya, Vee, Praise Nelson, Florence Anyansi (Wathoni), Tochukwu Okechukwu (Tochi), Kate Jones (Ka3na), Ngozi Nlewedim (Erica), Eric Akhigbe, Ezekiel Bright (Brighto), Aisha Umaru (Kaisha), Neo, Tolani Shobajo (Tolanibaj), Laycon and Nengi.
The show will hold for 10 weeks (71 days), with the winner walking away with N85 million.
The breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija season five include N30 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.
Others are 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, trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.
Last year’s winner, Mercy Eke, won N30m as well as other mouth-watering gifts.
Chief Executive Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, John Ugbe, said the fifth season marks a major milestone in the reality TV series.
“We are making this season significant by not only increasing the winnings but also implementing other creative and innovative ways to ensure the show lives up to the premium entertainment, especially during the current pandemic.”
In line with the NCDC’s guidelines on COVID-19, there was no live audience to welcome housemates.