Uganda has had the most iconic Big Brother Africa housemate ever in Gaetano Kaggwa.
For that our banana republic has always featured in the continent’s biggest reality TV show which was put on hold in 2015. This year, it makes its most anticipated comeback in the tenth term which will premiere to viewers in 47 African countries on Sunday,July 24, 2016.
It’s looking more and more likely our man Gae could get another showdown after a number of promotional trips down south courtesy of South Africa tourism. Nelson Mandela’s country has since 2003 embraced Gae like he was their own.
“The tenth season celebrates the success of the show. By bringing the old housemates back, we are celebrating our successful past seasons. The new housemates are a celebration of the continued growth of the show,” a chitchat going around that is attached to M-net CEO, Yolisa Phahle reads.
In fact, MultiChoice Uganda’s leggy Public Relations Officer Tina Wamala might in a few days as usual consider telling us why to expect: ‘more intrigue, entertainment, twists and turns.
Although it’s unclear exactly why Ethiopia, Liberia and Sierra Leone where the show is unpopular are returning to feature alongside the usual 15 countries, this time round, Mozambique bows out of the game.
Coca-Cola is also said to return as Big Brother Africa’s headline sponsor and the brand new cash prize will be Shs1.1Billion.
Being Ugandans 1st housemate in the inaugural season of Big Brother Africa, Gaetano aka Gae will always have a special place in Ugandans hearts-mainly for being in a steamy relationship with South African housemate Abby, Gaetano was also transferred to the Big brother UK house where he spent a week. He came fourth at the finale. Gaetano’s exploits on Big brother were a talking point and would change TV as we know it, Songs were composed by local singers Bebe Cool and Jose Chameleon. During this show activist called for the ban of Big Brother show in several African countries due to too much explicit content, this culminated in rating the show 18. Gaetano returned to a hero’s welcome only rivaled by the former FDC party President Dr. Kiiza Besigye. Analysts say Gaetano failed to win the money because of his relationship with Abby.