A sum total of 30,000 Nigerian youths have applied to feature as housemates for the fifth edition of Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show.
9jadailyfeeds reports that the organizers, MultiChoice Nigeria, made the disclosure on Saturday.
They were, however, silent on the number of housemates that will enter the BBNaija house in 2020.
This reliable online news platform had reported that those who made the final cut are in quarantine, as part of the deliberate attempt to ease the spread of coronavirus pandemic also known as COVID-19.
Recall that the Season 4 edition in 2019 that had Mercy Eke emerging winner of the reality show featured a total of 26 participants which include; Mike, Frodd, Omashola, Seyi, Diane, Ike, Elozonam, Cindy, Tacha, Khafi, Venita, Sir Dee, Esther, Gedoni, Jackye, Joe, Enkay, Jeff, Nelson, Thelma, Tuoyo, Kim Oprah, Ella, Avala and Isilomo.
Chief Customer Officer, Martin Mabutho, revealed that the BBNaija prize money this year will be “the highest ever in the history of the show”.
Last year, the winner Mercy Eke, went home with N30 million prize money.
Martin added that BBNaija will continue to provide “quality entertainment and value for the audience while exporting Nigerian culture to the world”.