Celeb spotting: Big Brother Africa housemates
As the flurry of excitement and anticipation around Africa’s top reality show begins to sweep across the continent, we salute, catch up with, and drop the 411 on the biggest stars and schlebs that have emerged from the Big Brother House over the years.

Keep your eyes open, and an ear to the ground and let us know what the ex BBA housemates are getting up to in your neck of the woods. Comment below or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

26 May

The wait is over, the day is finaly here. Brace for the biggest reality show on the continent as we meet the new housemates, laugh and commiserate at their capers. Check out the official website for all you need to know about the housemates and to catch up on the action. Make sure you don’t miss out on the action and enjoy the show!

23 May

With just 3 days left to the Big Brother: The Chase premiere on Sunday, the continent is about to go into Big Brother frenzy. If you’re not in the know, Dstv brings you a Beginner’s Guide for all you need to know to Avoid FOMO.

21 May

The Sunday 26 May Launch for what is building up to be an unforgettable season of Big Brother Africa with The Chase, is set to be a scorcher with electrifying performances by Africa’s trailblazing artists. DStv has announced the superstars billed to perfom - Kenya’s sassy rapper STL, heavy-weights Don Jazzy, D’ Prince and Wande Coal from Nigeria as well as top South African group Mafikizolo.

20 May

“Be your fabulous self,” advises Big Brother Africa, Amplified star Ernest Wasake to the next housemates who will be revealed in less than a week. The Ugandan hunk also reveals, “It can be a little twisted though sometimes...like when you in the bathroom, you kind of start thinking, "Am I being watched?" then snap! You’re not, and it feels less abnormal.”

17 May

StarGame superstars Keitta and Mildred, known to her fans as Eazzy share their thoughts and give tips to the new The Chase housemates.

16 May

There are only ten, nailbiting days left to go until we get to witness the premiere of the eighth season of Big Brother Africa and get to finally meet the housemates. We celebrate the ten-day-mark with a look at 10 of the top Must Watch BBA videos from 2012. From Zainab admitting to carnal desires to Maneta’s last solid rant as well as two peeping toms trying to steal a look-see at some KeaLia action.

15 May

28 housemates, 14 countries, competing for the amazing $300, 000 The Chase is set to be a scotcher and fans are eagerly awaiting the Sunday 26th May launch.

13 May

The rumour mill has been in overdrive with speculations that his Rapcellency, Prezzo has hooked up with Radio personality Gissele Morales known as Diva Loveness Love. With pictures of the Big Brother Africa StarGame finalist and the sultry Tanzanian beauty cozying up in the studio doing the rounds, the rumours are more likely to swell even further.

10 May

The secret is revealed! Big Brother Africa Season 8 is officially tagged The Chase. The dramatic, gold-encrusted, edgy season’s logo was revealed today along with the news that the debonaire IK Osakioduwa returns as the host.

As the hordes of fans applaud, we brace for the premiere of Big Brother: The Chase on Sunday 26 May.

09 May

Big Brother Africa fans everywhere are in for a blast as the eigth season approaches. Never miss a beat with Big Brother VIP which will grant members access to exclusive online content from hot-off-the-press behind the scenes video action with evictees and Big Brother guests to the rants and raves in the Diary Room as well as your favourite Housemates under-cover, after-dark or during shower-hour... Check out the Big Brother Africa website for more details.

08 May

Radio presenter, musician, actress, emcee and Big Brother Africa All Star, Sheila Patricia Kwamboka, feathers another cap as she becomes brand ambassador for fashion lable Anglohili. She recently featured in a sizzling photoshoot for the brand.

07 May

The excitement hit feverpitch when the housemates walked into the Big Brother Africa house in season 7’s StarGame. With cameras capturing their every move, some made bold first impressions while others took a more chilled approach. Do you think you could have predicted who would come out tops on the very first days? Check out some of the stand-out characters of the first 48 hours on Big Brother Africa StarGame.

03 May

With just a few days to go before the premiere of the eighth season of Africa’s top reality show, we have been counting down with a series of features you don’t want to miss.

Big Brother Africa has never been short on drama and OMG moments through the years. We shine the spotlight on some of the heavy, heated moment’s that happened in recent BBA history. Read More.

02 May

The past two seasons have served up more than their share of heated moments of a different kind. We look at the loving times some of the housemates shared during their stay.Read More.

01 May

Africa’s premiere reality show on the continent has delivered phenomelal TV over the past seasons. Take a look at these essential fact and figures and be amazed. Read More.

30 April

Social media and the media in general have been awash with speculations around who will be the next Big Brother Africa housemates. With Season 8 hitting our screen soon, we’d like to know who you think will walk into the Big Brother house when the doors open. Check out the Big Brother Africa Season 8 FAQ’s on the official webpage.

29 April

Late Big Brother Africa star, Goldie Harvey’s belongings went under the hammer for charity, in line with her wishes. According to news website, codewit.com, the proceeds from the auction will be donated to "Project Alert On Violence Against Women".

26 April

Ghanaian siren and former Big Brother Africa Stargamer Eazzy has been very busy filming a video for her latest single Scream.

She posted pics on her Facebook page and also released a fun promo montage video guest starring A-listers Majid Michel, Yvonne Nelson, Benny Blancho and many others, in the release-run-up. Scream features on her upcoming sophomore album.

25 April

Have you heard! Former Big Brother Africa housemate Justice Motlhabani has written a book titled, ‘Why I Didn’t Kiss Tatiana’. Tell us why you think Justice didn’t kiss the Angolan model.

19 April

Dapper rapper and Big Brother Africa celeb, Prezzo and his legions of fans must be the most excited people in the world as he premieres his lates video today (19 April). The banging single ‘Liqher’ is said to be the steamiest, sexiest video of the year by one of his fans.

18 April

Zambian sensation Miriam Mukape, better known as Mampi performed at the Uhuru Festival in Zimbabwe yesterday (17 April). The independence celebrations featured the Big Brother Africa star alongside artists such as Jah Prayzah and Roki. Mampi and Roki boast a collaborative track ‘Go Crazy’.

17 April

Filmmaker Katung Aduwak is causing a stir with his debut full length feature, Heaven Hell. Aduwak, who scooped the Big Brother Nigeria title in 2006, roped in a stellar cast that includes AMVCA star OC Ukeje, Tinsel’s Gideon Okeke,  Fabian Lojede, Bimbo Akintola, Linda Ejiofior and Waje. Filmed on location in Nigeria and in the UK, Heaven Hell is expected to wrap filming this month.

16 April

As the start of the eighth season of Africa's premiere reality show steadily approaches, Big Brother Amplified winner, Karen Igho shares a quick, short and  pithy insight into the show with all her Twitter fam and perhaps with all the soon-to-be housemates.

11 April

Fallen star, Goldie Harvey continues to shine bright especially with the release of her new single Ika Maarun. Featuring South African artist Anatii, the single is included in an upcoming album by the Big Brother Africa star who passed away on Valentine’s Day.

10 April

Glam and style took centre stage when Big Brother Africa celeb, Confidence Haugen celebrated her 39th birthday on Monday 8th April. The star-studded shindig saw scores of Ghana’s A-list celebs including Efya, Juliet Ibrahim, Nadia Buari and Chris Attoh revel in style with the Amplified star.

04 April

Firebrand starlet, Karen Igho has joined the cast of drama series, Tinsel. The winner of Big Brother Africa Amplified made her debut on the show yesterday (3 April) and is already a knock-out hit.

Award winning artist and Big Brother Africa 2012 housemate, Lady May has buffed up her interaction with fans through her new official Twitter account @LadyMayNamFans. The Namibian siren started the account yesterday (3 April) which was already buzzing as she introduced herself, welcomed fans and also announced that her sixth studio album is coming soon.

03 April

Big Brother Africa and Mashariki Mix star, Nic Wang’ondu has revealed his excitement at the prospect of becoming a dad. Speaking to DStv.com, Nic said he and his partner are focusing on the baby who’s due around 21 May. “I’m ready for it and quite excited actually,” he said.

26 March

Africa is bracing for the start of the continent’s biggest reality show. With exactly two months to go from today, the countdown to the start of the eighth season of Big Brother Africa has undoubtedly begun. On 26 May 2013, audiences across 47 countries in Africa will meet the new housemates for the first time.

18 March

Former Big Brother Africa Amplified housemate Alex Binney has been chosen as brand ambassador for international fashion mag, Kencar’s. CEO of Kencar Ghana, Enoch Amenigye, said Alex’s signing shows a new step of how Kencar is rebranding itself globally.

15 March
Big Brother Amplified's Confidence Haugen was a victim of crime. Robbers broke into her Aphrodisiac Night Club, which is located next to her clothing store, and made off with some of the items.

11 March
Milicent Mugadi crosses over into politics. The Big Brother alum was elected as a County Representative for Ziwani, Nairobi.

7 March
The call for auditions have opened as the countdown to the eighth season of Big Brother Africa is on! Mark your calendars for 26 May - the start of another exciting season.

5 March
Big Brother host IK Osakioduwa and former housemate Vimbai Mutinhiri is getting ready to host the first ever AfricaMagic Viewers' Choice Awards.

27 February
Are you big Brother Africa’s biggest fan? Well, as the reality show phenomena nears ever closer to Season 8, Big Brother would like to thank you for showing him Big Love.

26 February
Goldie Harvey's family and friends gathered to bid the star a final farewell, in a private ceremony at the Ikoyi cemetery in Lagos.

21 February
Fallen Big Brother Africa star Goldie Harvey died of an ‘intracerebellar haemorrhage' triggered by hypertensive heart disease. An autopsy on late Nigerian pop star revealed that her death was as a result of non-traumatic haemorrhage which is a spontaneous bleeding into the brain. Speculation about her death had been rife with some suggesting she might have died of doping complications, a claim Andrew Harvey, her reported husband, vehemently denied.
"Goldie never used drugs in the last 10 years I knew her and I was as close as you could get," he said.

15 February
Africa mourns as news of Big Brother Africa StarGamer and musician Goldie Harvey’s passing sweeps across the continent. Her sudden death has equally shocked close friends and fans with many of her friends going on Twitter to send their tributes. An official statement from Kennis Music said Goldie complained of a severe headache shortly after her return from the Grammy Awards in the US. Doctors at her official hospital in Reddington, Victoria Island, Lagos, pronounced her dead on arrival at exactly 7:30 in the evening.

14 February
AfricaMagic’s hugely popular flagship reality show, Big Brother Africa this week hit yet another grand milestone. As entries for BBA 8 close on Valentine’s Day, the reality show hit the 1-million likes on Facebook, proving unequivocally the show remains arguably the prime television series on the continent.

13 February
Celeb couple Goldie and Prezzo dashed the hopes of dozens of fans who had hoped the couple would walk down the aisle this past weekend. The Big Brother Africa stars have been pretty close since the show sending tongues wagging with their amorous tweets recently.

8 February
Big Brother StarGame housemates, Sierra Leone’s Zainab Sherif and Ghanaian Keitta Osei’s star power took a giant leap after they were announced to feature in actress Juliet Ibrahim’s first movie as a producer.  The psycho-thriller, ‘N0. 1 Fan’, is brim full of twists and thrills, starring Ghanaian and Nigerian screen majors such as  Yemi Blaq, AY, KC Ejelonu and Juliet Ibrahim’s model sister, Sonia.

25 January
“Follow your dreams,” were the wise words given to Big Brother Africa applicants by actress-turned-politician and Big Brother Africa housemate, Millicent Mugadi. The outspoken Millicent would also like to see a Kenyan bring home the BBA crown this year after Prezzo came so close last season.

23 January
Riding the wave of excitement that is gripping the continent as entries pour in for the eighth season of Big Brother Africa, BBA stars, Malonza and Alex Chenge have come out with a couple of tips for aspirant contestants. “Be open-minded, interesting and natural” is their advice for acing the auditions. Check out more words of wisdom from the Chenge brothers here.

22 January
Undoubtedly Africa’s favourite reality series, Big Brother Africa lives up to the hype yet again as entries for the eighth season open to a flood of buzz on the streets and social media. The clamouring has begun for all season 8 wannabe’s from across the continent who want to see if they have the right stuff to cavort with fame and stardom.

16 January
Big Brother Africa stars are set for the big screen in a movie directed by Kabat-Esosa Egbon. Big Brother Africa Amplified (BBA) housemate and Star Gist co-host Vimbai Mutinhiri tackles her debut film role in the movie Finding Love alongside former housemates Luclay Misoya and Babalwa Mneno.

15 January
2013 is kicking off well for Big Brother Africa’s Lady May who stated in her Facebook page that she is currently in the studio cooking up some fresh beats for her sixth album. The as-yet-untitled album is a follow up to the award-winning, ‘I AM: African Goddess’ and promises to be another dance floor filler.

14 January
It didn’t come as much surprise to Big Brother Africa fans when Kenya’s former housemate Millicent Mugadi announced she would be running for office. The aspiring Women's Representative for Ziwani has revealed that she fears for her life after she noticed a number of men trailing her and disrupting her community meetings.

Speaking to Kenya’s The Star newspaper, the feisty Millicent said “Some of my rival contestants have been sending people to heckle and disrupt the meetings. They have also removed and torn up my posters. All this is done to intimidate me but I will not give up.”

12 January
The rumor mill has been hawkishly churning after it emerged that comedian and Big Brother StarGame housemate, DKB will get to host his own lifestyle show, replacing renowned TV personality Kojo Frempong on Ghana's local network.

10 January
Big Brother Africa All Stars winner Uti Nwachukwu has been chosen to host the grand finale of Miss West Africa Nigeria 2013 alongside Ejiro of Kiss FM on the 23rd of February 2013. According to bellanaija.com, the event will also feature Ghanaian actress, Yvonne Nelson and the current Miss West Africa International as special guests.

10 January
Celebrated Ghanaian music icon and former Big Brother Africa housemate, Eazzy has had a pretty remarkable year. Taking the music scene by storm following her huge exposure on Africa’s biggest reality show, it’s no wonder she has now re-branded herself “The Baddest Girl” in the game.

9 January
Are Big Brother Africa StarGame celebs Prezzo and Goldie really just friends? Judging from the messages they send to each other on the Twittersphere, we can only wonder. As Prezzo celebrated his birthday, Goldie made his the day even more special when she tweeted: “It’s a special day today, a day when God created true leaders like our rapcellency Prezzo!” Prezzo upped the ante when he replied: “Amen my 24K! U give me crazy energy, with u by my side I swear I’ll bet it all @GoldieHarvey #winning!!! All day errday!!!” Hmmm...

6 January
Controversial party girl and 2011 winner of Big Brother Africa’s Amplified edition, Karen Igho, said she was planning to sue a leading alcohol brand for N50-million after she was allegedly attacked by a security guard at an event in Lekki, Lagos, recently. She tweeted her outrage, and supporting pix at the time.

5 January
Seductive Zambian siren, Mampi Mukape has scooped an awesome four nominations in the upcoming Zambian Music Awards. According to zambianmusicawards.com, the Big Brother Africa StarGame star got nods in the Best Contemporary Female Artist, Best Dance Hall Artist and Best Female Vocalist categories as well as the Best Contemporary Female Album for her album Cimo ni Cimo.

21 December
Gaetano Kagwa, graduate of Big Brother Africa’s class of 2003, thrilled audiences at the Miss East Africa pageant held at the Mlimani City Hall in Dar es Salaam. Daily News Online reported that the charismatic Ugandan, who was the event’s MC, charmed revelers as he revealed Jocelyne Maro as the reigning queen of East Africa.

19 December

Nigerian pop singer and Big Brother StarGamer, Goldie Harvey, dropped a second single from her “Naughty Singles” compilation, Skibobo with Tanzania’s AY, proving that she still has her swag-game on lock.

18 December
Scores of fans of the hit reality super-series Big Brother Africa were sent into frenzied excitement as the new season of the much-loved show was announced. The eighth season of the world’s first ever continental Big Brother is sure to serve up even more excitement and intrigue as viewers yet again look forward to discovering how the game will play out.

1 November
It was all swooning and eye-batting as Big Brother Africa StarGame winner, Keagan Petersen and fellow housemates Babalwa Mneno and Lee Stemmet were revealed as part of the top 12 sexiest celebrities in South Africa in the Sowetan Mzansi’s Sexiest Celebs for 2012.