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Five New Twists To Big Brother Naija Season 5 – The ‘Lockdown’ Season

The fifth season of the biggest and most anticipated reality TV show on the African continent, Big Brother Naija: Lockdown is here and the surprises have already started rolling in.

Big Brother Naija: Lockdown is different in a lot of ways from the former seasons and this is the breakdown of what’s new.

Big Brother Naija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu at the launch of the 5th season. (Image: BigBrotherNaija/AfricaMagic/DSTV)

1. Head of House Lounge: Instead of a head of house room, this season there is a whole lounge for the heads of house, with a sitting area, stairs, balcony and a fitted bathroom. Whoever wins head of house per week will also get to choose a deputy.

2. BB Naira: This time around, there are no physical currency notes, instead, there are digital BB Nairas to be put in a digital Betway Wallets. Housemates can lose money through fines or gain money through wins and/or good behaviour.

3. Tiered Voting: DStv and GOtv users are entitled to more votes, and the higher your package, the higher your votes. DStv Premium customers will get 2,500 votes; Compact Plus will have 1,500 votes; Compact customers will get 750 votes while Confam and Yanga customers will get 500 and 200 votes respectively, For GOtv customers on Max, they get 350 votes and GOtv Jolli customers get 200 votes.

4. Big wins For The Audience: You get a chance to win one million naira (N$42 374.19) in the BBNaija Fave Housemate Lock-in competition. You would have to lock-in a favourite housemate who you think will win the show. The lock-in period will be open from Thursday, July 30th till Monday, August 3rd. The special BBNaija Lock-In feature would be available on MyDStv and MyGOtv apps.

5. Increased Grand Prize: If you didn’t already know this, then it’s safe to say you’ve been living under a rock. This year, the winner gets to walk away with N85 million naira (over N$3.6 million) worth of prizes.

The show is only just starting and there’ll definitely be more surprises from Biggie but we will be on hand to bring you all the happenings, twists and turns.

Big Brother Naija season 5 airs 24/7 on DStv channel 198/ 197 and GOtv Max and Jolli on channel 29.

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