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Big Brother Africa 8

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Big Brother Africa 8 (also known as Big Brother Africa: The Chase) was the eighth season of the Big Brother Africa reality television series, produced by Endemol for M-Net. It began on 26 May 2013 and ran for 91 days ending on 25 August 2013. Ikponmwosa "IK" Osakioduwa came back to host the show for the fifth time in a row.



There were twenty-eight housemates this season who lived in two houses – Ruby House and Diamond House. Each week, two housemates would swap houses for the upcoming week until the merge was reached. The housemates were competing for US$300,000. This year, fourteen countries participated in the season. Each country had two representatives for them. All fourteen countries were returning countries and these were Angola, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Kenyans in particular were urged to apply by the hosting channel.


On Day 1, twenty eight housemates entered the House on launch night.

Emerald House

On day 21 Big Brother made the housemates understand that there is a third house supposedly called the "Emerald House". The Emerald house is a fake concept produced by Big Brother to make housemates second guess their chances of winning.

On day 48 during the Channel O party Big Brother introduced 6 housemates from the "Emerald House": Alusa (Kenya), Busi (South Africa), Eveva (Zambia), Jazz (Kenya), JJ (Zimbabwe), and Sophie (Uganda). These housemates are set to confuse the actual housemates more when Big Brother sends them on a mission on Day 49.

Power of No

This year there is a new twist called Power of No. This new task will afford a lucky housemate the opportunity to deny one other Housemate the opportunity to participate in the next Head of House Task. That as started on Week 2(HoH Competition for Week 3).

On Week 10, Elikem won the Power of No. But, as he cheated in the task, Big Brother decided to vetoe him from the HoH Competition.

House Swap

This year there is another twist added called the House Swap. In this twist, the two Houses play the Airtel Arena Games against each other. The HoH of the winning House gets to choose two Housemates from their House to go to the opposite House and bringing two Housemates from the opposite House to their House.

Nomination History

Red names indicate Ruby housemates. Blue names indicate Diamond housemates.

Total Nominations Received

Red names indicate Ruby housemates. Blue names indicate Diamond housemates.      Head of House of the week.

Voting History

     Survivor(s) of the vote.


Big Brother Africa 8 Wikipedia

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