AFRICA'S most reality TV show, Big Brother Africa, returns to the screens today, bigger and better.
The DStv super-series, this year named StarGame, is certainly going to provide more of entertainment, romance, action, suspense and drama that the series is famous for as it will see the "doubling up" of contestants entering the series with partners and a single winner walking away with US$300 000 prize money.
The Big Brother house, a character in its own right, returns studded with 53 cameras and 120 microphones. Once again, the house features a bold new design in line with the theme of the series.
This week producers provided a sneak peek into Biggie's revamped hideaway, and it's a contrasting combination of retro fusion and glittering glam all the way. From the look of things, there are two contradictory styles at play leading to the question . . . what's Biggie up to now?
One look is definitely inspired by the diners of 50s Hollywood, colourful pastels and bold bright shapes accented by the iconic black and white check patterns, bringing back memories of jukeboxes, bunk beds and soda fountains.
The other is sleek and sophisticated, echoing a classy and exclusive dance club where opulence and luxury are the keys to a good time. Polished glass, gold finishes and delicate accessories - its style meets elegance all the way!
American music star J. Cole is set to perform three of his hit-making songs - Can't Get Enough, Nobody's Perfect and Work Out - on the launch night.
Nigerian IK, makes his fourth appearance as the presenter of the show since taking on the role in 2009.
The two-hour live launch will be broadcast live from 8pm. It will also be streamed live and free at www.africamagic.tv/bigbrother, starting at 7.45pm CAT. DStv audiences can watch it live 24/7 for 91 days on channel 198.