BBNaija Season 7 FAQ 2022

Big Brother Naija Season 7 FAQs
Big Brother Naija Season 7 FAQs

 

Big Brother Naija Season 7 FAQs

BBNaija is back for an exciting seventh season and here is everything you need to know.
BBNaija S7 Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is BBNaija season 7 starting and how long will it run for?

BBNaija season 7 will premiere on Saturday, July 23, 2022, with a first launch show followed by a second launch show on Sunday, July 24. The season will run for 10 weeks, with the finale on Sunday, October 2, 2022.

2. Why has BBNaija returned for the 7th season?

Following the huge success of the sixth season not just in Nigeria but across Africa, we’ve recognized that this show resonates with our customers and as part of our aim to provide viewers with exciting local content that they love, we decided to bring it back the show for a seventh season.

3. What’s new about this seventh season?

Four new elements are new this season. They are:

  1. The grand prize of N100m worth of prizes
  2. The return of the Ninjas who are an integral part of housemates’ experience in the house
  3. The return of the live audience was unavailable in the sixth season.
  4. Headline sponsor now goes by the brand name Pocket by Piggyvest and associate sponsor – Flutterwave

4. When and where did the auditions for this season happen?

The auditions for the new season kicked off on May 15, 2022, and ended on May 30, 2022, on the Africa Magic website. It was open to Nigerians from the ages of 21 and above with valid identity documents

5. What’s the grand prize for this season’s winner?

This season’s winner will walk away with a whopping N100m grand prize which includes an N50m cash prize, a top-of-the-range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors, and a trip for two packaged by Travelbeta, among many others.

6. Who is this season’s presenter? Will it be Ebuka Obi-Uchendu again?

Yes. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, a former housemate in Big Brother Nigeria show back in 2006 and host of the last five seasons of BBNaija – See Gobbe, Double WahalaPepper Dem, Lockdown, and Shine Ya Eye – will return as this season’s host.

The lawyer turned media personality has risen to become one of the most loved and admired media personalities in Nigeria for his versatility, wittiness, and impeccable style.

Besides being the host of BBNaija, he is also the host of one of Africa Magic’s legal reality TV series, Judging Matters, and the long-running talk show, Rubbin’ Minds on Channels TV.

7. What will be the theme of this year’s season?

As is the norm, we do not reveal the theme of each season until the live launch show when Ebuka, announces it. So, keep watching DStv & GOtv for the big reveal!

8. Who will be Big Brother in this season of the show?

A mystery Big Brother has been selected. As in all Big Brother shows around the world, the identity of Big Brother is a mystery and will remain so before, during, and after the show.

9. The nature of some of the content on the BBNaija channel is against my beliefs and values. How can I avoid seeing this content on the platform?

We put the power in the hands of our customers by enabling them to take control of their own viewing.

DStv and GOtv viewers can easily avoid unwanted content by opting out of the channel or simply activating the relevant parental control functions to block selected shows or entire channels.

Our DStv and GOtv offering also includes over 200 other channels to choose from, offering a good mix of local and international content across all genres including general entertainment, sports, kids, religious, novellas, documentaries, news, and lifestyle.

10. How were the final housemates selected after the online auditions?

Entries received from the online auditions were screened for eligibility and suitability.

Successful entries were further screened, and the final shortlist was selected after our standard psych evaluations, interviews, and medicals.

11. How did you ensure the quality of housemates’ matches or even surpass those of previous seasons?

The same rules apply for all Big Brother auditions and our selectors applied the same experience from the previous seasons. We will always follow the same guidelines in terms of selecting housemates based on character and personality amongst other things.

12. Will the housemates observe social distancing when in the house?

Housemates will live and interact normally in the house as they have been cleared of any medical conditions including COVID-19.

Questions About BBNaija Season 7 Broadcast Details

13. What is MultiChoice’s role in Big Brother Naija?

MultiChoice provides subscription services to the multi-channel, digital, pay-TV products DStv and GOtv which air Big Brother Naija.

14. On what channels will BBNaija Season 7 air on DStv and GOtv?

Big Brother Naija will air 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29 (Channel 129 in Ghana and Channel 329 in Uganda).

  • The live eviction show will be broadcast every Sunday at 7 pm (8 pm CAT) on
  • Africa Magic Showcase (DStv Channel 151) repeats on Tuesdays at 12 pm (1 pm CAT)
  • Africa Magic Urban (DStv Channel 153 and GOtv CH 6) repeats on Wednesdays at 12 pm (1 pm CAT)
  • Africa Magic Family (DStv Channel 154 and GOtv CH 2) repeats on Thursdays at 12 pm (1 pm CAT)

15. On which packages will Big Brother Naija be available on DStv or GOtv in Nigeria?

Big Brother Naija will be available to subscribers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam (Family), and Yanga (Access) packages and only to subscribers on GOtv Supa, Max, and Jolli (Plus) packages for GOtv

16. Will I automatically have the BBNaija channel?

Yes. With an active subscription on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam (Family) and Yanga (Access) or GOtv Supa, Max, and Jolli (Plus), BBNaija will automatically be available

17. Will I be able to watch Big Brother Naija on DStv Padi (Lite) or GOtv Jinja (Value) /Lite?

No, you will not have access to BBNaija on those packages.

18. How many hours/days/weeks will the Big Brother Naija channel broadcast?

The channel will broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 10 weeks.

19. What should I do if I want to watch Big Brother Naija?

To watch Big Brother Naija, you need to be a DStv or GOtv customer.

If you’re not, please visit or contact the nearest MultiChoice office or branch and subscribe to DStv or GOtv Supa, Max, or Jolli.

You can also download the MyDStv app and MyGOtv app from the App store to reconnect, upgrade your package, and for other self-service options.

20. Will the show be available on the DStv app?

Yes. The BBNaija channel will be available on the DStv app. Download the DStv app on the App Store and Google Play store. \

Make sure you have an active subscription to stream live TV or Catch Up.

21. Can I watch the daily highlights on DStv Catch Up?

Yes. The daily highlights and eviction shows will be available on Catch Up and available to DStv customers with active PVR access or on the DStv app.

22. How many countries in Africa will watch Big Brother Naija?

49 countries across the African continent will get to enjoy Big Brother Naija via the DStv and GOtv platforms. These countries are: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe

23. How do I opt-out of the BBNaija channel?

DStv customers who would like to opt out of viewing the show can do so by sending “Smart card number [space] BBOUT” to 32052, while GOtv customers can do the same by sending “IUC Number [space] BBOUT” to 32052.

24. Will I be able to watch it on Showmax?

Yes. BBNaija Season 7 will be available on the online streaming service, Showmax across Africa and the United Kingdom. DStv Premium customers enjoy a Showmax subscription at no extra cost while customers on other packages get Showmax at half the price. Visit to sign up!

25. How do fans of BBNaija outside Africa watch the show?

MultiChoice’s rights to the Big Brother format allow only for the production and broadcast in Africa via DStv and GOtv.

Fans outside Africa can catch daily, weekly reviews and other exciting updates on BBNaija’s official social media account or on Showmax, available in the United Kingdom

Questions About BBNaija Season 7 Voting Process

26. How do I vote for my favourite housemate on Big Brother Naija?

Voting this year is free and only through the Africa Magic website/mobile site, MyDStv app, and MyGOtv app. The number of votes each subscriber has will be determined by their subscription packages, with DStv Premium subscribers receiving the most votes.

For Website / Mobile site – Please vote for your favourite housemate via the Africa Magic website or mobile site on www.africamagic.tv/bigbrother

For MyDStv/MyGOtv App – Vote for your favourite housemate via the MyDStv/MyGOtv App if you are an active subscriber with an eligible package.

27. When will voting open and close?

Voting will open every Monday night after the nomination show at 8 pm (9 pm CAT) and close every Thursday at 9 pm (10 pm CAT).

28. How many times can I vote on each platform?

You can vote as many times as there is a call to vote on the mobile site, Africa Magic website, and the MyDStv and MyGotv apps.

If you are a DStv/GOtv subscriber customer with an eligible package, with the MyDStv/MyGOtv App, you can vote based on your package.

Below are eligible packages and the votes attached to each package:

Packages MyDStv/MyGOtv App (Active subscribers only)
Premium/Bue/Mega 2500
Compact +/Grande Mais 1500
Compact/Grande 750
Confam/Family/Familia 500
Yanga/Access/ Facil 200
GOtv Supa 500
GOtv Max 350
GOtv Jolli/Plus 200

29. In which countries are tiered voting available?

MyDStv App – Nigeria, Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, DRC, Mauritius, Eswatini, and ALL DTH Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Madagascar, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda

MyGOtv App – Nigeria, Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, DRC, Mauritius, Eswatini. MyGOtv App is not available in DTH countries.

30. Can I vote on MyDStv or MyGOtv App if my subscription has been deactivated?

No, you must activate your subscription and be on an eligible package to vote for your favourite housemate(s).

31. I have more than one package with DStv, can I vote with all my packages?

If you have a single mobile number that is linked to multiple packages, then the highest available package is the one you will be able to vote with i.e. if you have both Compact and Premium packages, the highest package available is Premium. Therefore, it is the Premium package votes that you will get.

32. I want to vote with both of my DStv packages, what can I do?

You can register each smartcard number/ package separately with a unique mobile number, on the Africa Magic vote page which will be verified via OTP.

33. Can I vote for multiple housemates?

You can vote for anyone you like each week and use your votes as you wish

34. Which platforms are free?

Voting on all the websites, mobile sites, and the MyDStv and MyGOtv apps are absolutely free.

35. Will I get a notification when my vote has been received?

On the website, mobile site, and on the MyDStv or MyGOtv App, you will see a little countdown that indicates that your vote has been received.

36. How do you ensure that voting is fair?

All voting is verified by the Deloitte, auditing firm. Please also have a look at the Terms and Conditions for voting as published on africamagic.tv/bigbrother

37. I have registered on the website, mobile site, or MyDStv/ MyGOtv App, but I haven’t received an OTP SMS, what can I do?

If you are not receiving OTP messages, your phone number could be on DND (Do Not Disturb) list, which means you do not receive notifications from any service. You will need to unsubscribe from the DND by:

  •  texting STOP to 2442
  •  text ALLOW to 2442 to start receiving bulk SMS.
  • f after texting ALLOW to 2442, you are still not receiving third-party SMS, you might have to contact your telecommunication provider.

How to opt-out of various networks if you are in Nigeria:

  1. For MTN lines, text STOP to 2442, and after 5 Minutes, text ALLOW to 2442.  https://mtnonline.com/dnd
  2. For AIRTEL lines, text STOP to 2442, and after 5 Minutes, text OUT to 2442.http://www.africa.airtel.com/wps/wcm/connect/africarevamp/Nigeria/Home/personal/voiceandtext/vas/do-not-disturb/
  3. For GLO lines, text STOP to 2442, and after 5 Minutes, text CANCEL to 2442. https://www.plafomia.com/1567/how-enable-disable-glo-do-not-disturb-dnd
  4. For ETISALAT lines, text STOP to 2442, and after 5 Minutes, text START to 2442 https://www.plafomia.com/1561/how-enable-disable-etisalat-do-not-disturb-dnd
  5. For 9Mobile, follow this handy guide:  http://9mobile.com.ng/do-not-disturb/

Note: If you are in another country, check with your network provider for steps on how to remove your mobile number from the DND list

38. I have checked if my number is on the DND (Do Not Disturb) list but it’s not, and I’m still not getting my OTP messages.

If you are still having OTP issues, please contact the DStv call Centre in your Country, they will advise you on what you can do next.

You can also perform the following troubleshooting steps on your mobile phone:

  1. Reboot the phone to refresh the network signal
  2. Clear phone inbox to ensure the memory is not full (for old phones with limited SMS capacity).
  3. Check if any phone applications/settings are filtering SMS.
  4. Alternatively, you may switch the SIM to another mobile network to verify if the delivery issue is phone related.

How to vote on Big Brother Nigeria Season 7 2022

  1. Voting takes place on
    • Mobile Site
    • Website
    • MyDStv app (DStv subscribers) and MyGOtv App (GOtv subscribers), only.
  2. Voting on the MyDStv and MyGOtv App is open to active DStv subscribers in selected countries with eligible packages only.
  3. To vote on the website, mobile site, and app, viewers will register with their names, surnames, year of birth, gender, location, and phone number before or during the voting round.

Registering on the Big Brother Nigeria website:

  1. You can register to vote on the Africa Magic website – www.africamagic.tv/bigbrother
  2. Click on the Vote menu item.
  3. Click on Register and enter your name, surname, year of birth, gender, location, and phone number in the international format e.g. +234 0000000000, and your preferred password.
  4. You will receive an OTP (One Time Pin) via SMS.
  5. Enter your OTP
  6. Once registered, you will be able to vote
  7. Select your favourite Housemate.
  8. Website votes are free.
  9. Data costs apply.

Voting on the Big Brother Nigeria website if you’re a registered voter:

  1. You can vote for your favourite housemate via the Africa Magic website – www.africamagic.tv/bigbrother
  2. Click on the Vote menu item.
  3. Click on Login and enter your cell phone number in the international format e.g.+234 00000000.
  4. Enter your chosen password.
  5. Select your favourite housemate.
  6. Enter your number of votes and cast your vote by clicking VOTE.
  7. Votes on the website are limited to 100 votes per user.
  8. Website votes are free.
  9. Data costs apply.

Registering on the Big Brother Nigeria mobile site:

  • You can register to vote on the Africa Magic mobile site– africamagic.tv/bigbrother
  • Click on the Vote menu item.
  • Click on Register and enter your name, surname, year of birth, gender, location, and cell phone number in the international format e.g. +234 00000000, and your preferred password
  • You will receive an OTP (One-Time Pin) via SMS.
  • Enter your OTP
  • Once registered, you will be able to vote after the show
  • Mobile site votes are free.
  • Data costs apply.

Voting on the Big Brother Nigeria mobile site if you’re a registered voter:

  1. You may vote for your favourite housemate via the Africa Magic mobile site– africamagic.tv/bigbrother
  2. Click on the Vote menu item.
  3. Click on Login and enter your phone number in the international format e.g. +234 00000000.
  4. Enter your chosen password
  5. Select your favourite housemate.
  6. Enter your number of votes and cast your vote by clicking VOTE.
  7. Votes on the mobile site are limited to 100 votes per user.
  8. Mobile site votes are free.
  9. Data costs apply.

Registering on the MyDStv or MyGOtv App (DStv subscribers with eligible packages only):

  1. You can register to vote by clicking on the “Vote now” button inside the MyDStv or MyGOtv App
  2. Click on Register and enter your name, surname, year of birth, gender, location, and cell phone number in the international format e.g., +234731234567, confirm your smartcard number and your preferred password
  3. You will receive an OTP (One Time Pin) via SMS
  4. Enter your OTP
  5. Once registered, you will be able to vote after the show
  6. MyDStv and MyGOtv App votes are free
  7. Data costs apply

How to vote via the MyDStv or MyGOtv App (DStv subscribers with eligible packages only):**

  1. Get additional votes with the MyDStv or MyGOtv App.
  2. **Additional votes are awarded based on your subscription package or tier
  3. Download the MyDStv or MyGOtv App from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  4. Log into the app by selecting your default country, and use your surname or mobile number and your smartcard number.
  5. Once you’ve logged into your MyDStv or MyGOtv app account page, look for the “Vote Now” button.
  6.  You must be an active MyDStv or MyGOtv subscriber on one of the eligible packages to receive your additional votes
  7. Click on “Vote Now” and follow the instructions to cast your vote.

Voting on the MyDStv or MyGOtv App if you’re a registered voter (DStv subscribers with eligible packages only):

  1. You may vote for your favourite housemate by clicking on the “Vote now” button inside the MyDStv or MyGOtv App.
  2. Confirm your smartcard number and enter your cell phone number in the international format e.g. +234 000000000.
  3. Enter your chosen password.
  4. Select your favourite housemate.
  5. Enter your number of votes and cast your vote by clicking VOTE.
  6. MyDStv app or MyGOtv app votes are allocated based on your subscription package/tier (active DStv/GOtv subscribers in selected countries with eligible packages only)**
  7. MyDStv and MyGOtv App votes are free.
  8. Data costs apply.

VOTING LIMITS & COST
Each user may cast 100 votes per voting platform/round i.e.:

  1. Web – 100 votes 
  2. Mobi – 100 votes 
  3. Network data costs will apply for the use of the internet on web and mobile
  4. Terms and conditions apply.
  5. MyDStv app or MyGOtv app – votes are allocated based on your subscription package/tier (active DStv subscribers in selected countries with eligible packages only)**

**Vote limits based on DStv packages

Packages MyDStv/MyGOtv App (Active subscribers only)
Premium/Bue/Mega 2500
Compact +/Grande Mais 1500
Compact/Grande 750
Confam/Family/Familia 500
Yanga/Access/ Facil 200
GOtv Supa 500
GOtv Max 350
GOtv Jolli/Plus 200

Questions About BBNaija Season 7 Housemates

39. How many housemates will be in the Big Brother Naija house?

Big Brother thrives on mystery, intrigue, and the element of surprise. As such, the number of housemates and their identities is never revealed prior to the beginning of the show.

This undoubtedly ensures a keen interest in who these individuals are and what they will bring into the house.

Audiences can however rest assured, knowing that the housemates were selected after a rigorous screening process to bring to life Africa’s biggest reality TV show.

40. Did you need any special qualifications to enter Big Brother Naija?

No, you do not need any special qualifications to audition for Big Brother Naija.

41. What are the rules of Big Brother Naija?

A rule book is distributed to contestants before the commencement of the show.

General rules will include – no contact with the world outside the Big Brother house, strictly no violence, and an obligation to nominate fellow housemates for eviction. For more information about the rules, visit

42. What can housemates bring into the house?

Housemates are given a rulebook stating exactly what kind of items they can bring into the house. However, no electronic equipment can be taken into the house.

Big Brother will go through what housemates are taking into the house with them and reserves the right to remove any item/s that have been excluded as per the rulebook.

43. How much stuff can a housemate bring to the house?

Two suitcases. No clothing with prominent logos or labels will be allowed.

44. Are housemates allowed any contact at all with their families’ e.g. written correspondence?

No verbal or written communication is allowed with anyone outside the house, unless a housemate has an urgent family crisis, and this is still subject to Big Brother’s discretion.

45. What happens if a housemate falls ill while in the house?

In the event of a housemate becoming ill, they will be given first aid or may have a nurse or doctor called in to attend to them. If their condition is serious, they will be admitted to a hospital accompanied by a member of the production staff and security personnel as it is strictly within the conditions of Big Brother to maintain minimal contact with the outside world.

However, if their illness requires them to be away from the house for a long period, it may mean leaving the show indefinitely as housemates’ health and safety is paramount.

46. What happens if there is violence in or around the house? How will Big Brother handle this?

There is 24-hour monitoring of the house and there are strict security measures in place to ensure an immediate response.

Further serious violent action carries with it the penalty of immediate eviction from the house.

47. How do you address complaints that the show breeds immorality and eradicates Nigerian culture?

We are in the business of entertainment, which means we invest in a variety of content that different people find interesting.

What appeals to one person may not appeal to the other and that’s why we make everything available so that there is something for everyone to enjoy on our platform.

48. What kind of tasks will be assigned to the housemates?

All tasks are reasonable and involve team play.

They are for Big Brother to know and for housemates to find out, but housemates will never be asked to perform anything outside acceptable ethical and moral standards.

49. How do the housemates get food provisions in the house?

Housemates are given a healthy daily allowance of basic food items. This diet includes vegetables, carbohydrates such as rice and maize meal, meat, poultry, and fruit.

Anything outside these is regarded as a luxury item and may be ordered from a special shopping list provided by Big Brother.

All meals in the house will have to be negotiated and agreed upon by the other housemates.

50. Are housemates allowed to leave the Big Brother house if it gets too much?

Housemates are free to leave at any stage during the process, on the understanding that they cannot return and may be replaced by someone else.

A minimum of 24 hours’ notice is usually requested by Big Brother to make departure arrangements. Housemates will be obliged to provide a reason for their exit from Big Brother in the diary room.

51. Are housemates locked into the BIG BROTHER house?

All doors to the outside are locked, yes, but housemates are free to leave at any stage if they explain why and understand that once out of the house, they cannot return.

Big Brother can open the doors at a moment’s notice in the event of an emergency.

52. Will Big Brother keep housemates’ families updated while they are in the house?

Big Brother will have contact with their family should it be necessary due to illness or other arrangements, but housemates may not request anything from their family nor request any messages to be passed on to their family.

53. How are housemates expected to behave in the house?

The Big Brother house is their home for the duration of their stay.

Therefore, they are expected to behave as naturally as they would in their own environment.

54. Will the cameras expose housemates when they are using the toilet facility?

Housemates will not be shown using the toilet facility. However, should this facility be used for any other purpose other than that what it is designed for e.g. conversations, it’s a Big Brother’s discretion to use the footage.

55. Will there be a ‘Shower Hour’?

MultiChoice recognizes the importance of respecting the regulatory environments within which its service operates.

Therefore, there will be no ‘shower hour’ in this season of Big Brother Naija.

56. Will housemates be allowed to practice their religion?

It is one of the prerequisites of joining the house that all members are tolerant, and any practice housemates wish to follow will be tolerated.

57. Will the housemates be permitted to discuss global, continental, and local politics?

Housemates can discuss matters of a political nature, but these discussions cannot promote, suggest or amplify hatred.

Any housemate inciting violence through hate speech may face expulsion from the Big Brother house.

58. Will housemates see no one for 10 weeks except their fellow housemates?

This is correct except for a psychologist, doctor, or dentist should they request or require one.

Housemates may occasionally be asked to entertain or host a special guest.

59. Where can we find more information about Big Brother Naija?

For more information on Big Brother Naija please visit Cittinfo.com You can also follow us on Facebook @BBNaijaDailyUpdates https://web.facebook.com/BBNaijaDailyUpdates.