Big Brother Titans : The Giants have arrived!

By Lindelwa Masuku

Big Brother Titans, the latest season of the African version of the Banijay reality TV format, premiered last night on DStv with contestants from South Africa and Nigeria.

This season promises to be one of the most exciting yet, with a mix of culture and competition, as well as a cash prize of $100 000. Here are the most important things to know about the show and what to watch out for.

First, it's important to note that this season will feature a "culture clash" as contestants from South Africa and Nigeria, two very different cultures, will be living together in the Big Brother Titans house. Expect to see fights and alliances form as the contestants from the "North" and "South" battle it out. According to Nomsa Philiso, MultiChoice CEO for general entertainment, the show,

"promises an abundance of South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance, and everything in-between".

The show will also have a dedicated pop-up channel on channel 198 for the duration of the season. Live shows will be on Mzansi Magic on Sunday nights and the show will run for 12 weeks until April.

On Sunday nights, viewers can also expect to see live eviction of housemates as DStv subscribers vote to keep their favorite housemates in the show. The winner will be determined by votes from across Africa. In addition to the Sunday night evictions, viewers can also look forward to dedicated programming events such as Biggie diary sessions, Head of House games, Friday night parties and tasks.

Big Brother Titans will also have two co-hosts, Lawrence Maleka from South Africa, and Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, host of Big Brother Naija. Viewers can look forward to seeing the banter and on-screen presenter chemistry between the two. However, this season will not feature the controversial "shower hour", as MultiChoice says DStv subscribers did not like it. The show will still have an age restriction of R18 and DStv decoders with a parental lock will block the show.

MultiChoice's video streaming service Showmax will also carry Big Brother Titans, but it's unclear what additional content will be available. According to MultiChoice, the reality show will be streaming and be accessible on Showmax in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and 45 countries across sub-Saharan Africa.

Lastly, the housemates will be residing in Johannesburg, similar to Big Brother Mzansi.

With a chance to win $100 000 and 72 days in a house with total strangers, one question remains, would you be able to participate in Big Brother Titans?

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