Big Brother Naija season six has officially begun and this year’s season is tagged “Shine Ya Eye”. 

This was announced by the host for the show, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, during the opening ceremony of the BBNaija season six.

The organisers of Big Brother Naija Season 6 have said that the N90m (£158,000) grand prize for the reality show is the highest ever in the history of the programme.

They also note that the reality show will be streaming in the United Kingdom for the first time ever.

Also, the organisers have announced that there would be no SMS voting this season as fans will have to vote via the web and on the organizers apps.

For the first time, viewers in the United Kingdom will enjoy the show live on African online streaming service.

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In a new twist, the organisers of Big Brother Naija announced that this season will have two launch shows. The launch show will begin on Saturday, July 24 and run till Sunday, July 25. To build suspense, the organisers are keeping the new look of the house, the number of housemates as well as the season’s theme a secret.

However, they disclosed that the housemates will stay in the house for 72 days, and adhering to the Covid-19 safety guidelines, the housemates will not have contact with anyone outside the house as well as a no-audience live shows.

Also, there will be no SMS voting this season. Viewers can only vote via the Organizers apps and website.

“Our primary project is to provide access to our content to as many families as possible,” explained Chief Customer Officer of Martin Mabutho. “We asked ourselves if we really need SMS voting as opposed to giving access to many Africans as possible. We want people to have access to vote for the housemates as much as they can.”