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The 2020 season of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality TV show is now expected to commence on Sunday,  July 19.

Viewers on DStv and GOtv across Africa can tune in to witness the start of the most anticipated season yet, which is proudly sponsored by Betway in association with Guinness.

This announcement follows the conclusion of the online auditions back in May which recorded over 30,000 entries from BBNaija hopefuls across Nigeria.

Meanwhile, this season’s prize money promises to be bigger including other surprises for viewers and fans of the show.

In May, Multichoice Nigeria had commenced online auditions for the fifth edition of the show, calling for video entries which often precede the selection of prospective housemates.

Those seeking a spot in this year’s edition were also informed about the five requirements they will need to qualify for the auditions.

“Participate in the BBN auditions by simply curating a 2-minute video motivating why you deserve to be in the #BBNaija House. Simple right? Entries open from 20th – 30th May 2020,” the show host had written on the microblogging platform.

The latest edition would be coming on heels of the successes recorded during the show’s first four editions, the last of which saw Mercy Eke win the grand prize of N60 million.

It also comes against the backdrop of areunion organised for former housemates of the reality TV show.

The fourth season of the show, dubbed ‘Pepper Dem’ edition, was characterised by several controversies including a heated battle between Eke and Tacha Akide, the most-talked about housemates.