Big Brother Africa (BBA) is a reality TV show many people are familiar with. A group of strangers are chosen from a few African countries to share a house that is isolated from the outside world, with their every move monitored and aired on television. They have to avoid being evicted by viewers to win the grand prize, USD 300,000. Society Magazine’s Patrick Buchana asked a few people if they would take part in this adventure some people call madness!
I don’t like watching BBA so joining the house would be an even bigger bore and waste of time for me. I would let it pass.
Irene Rugaibura, Attendant at Golden Forex.
Joining BBA is like an automatic jump into good life. Everything is at your disposal and including beautiful women. The worst part of it is the cameras though that wouldn’t be a problem for me. I would willingly join.
Fabrice Mugisha, Unemployed
If we are looking at the quickest way to fame, BBA holds the number one position. I would automatically be a star in Rwanda even if I didn’t win, therefore I would definitely participate.
Steven Kabengera, Rugby player
I don’t think my life is for the public entertainment. And the fact that the days are too many even discourages me more. I can’t stay that long without my friends and family.
Andrew Ndoli, Cashier at Liz Bar and Restaurant
I love watching BBA but being part of it is another thing. I love my privacy and I wouldn’t want to be shown on camera at any one time in my life. I most definitely wouldn’t want to join the show.
Sandra Ninsiima, Medicine student at National Univerity of Rwanda.
Big Brother is a serious temptation, but unless I want to be disowned by my spouse, friends and family, I wouldn’t dare participate in that game. Besides, it’s not the best place for a jumpy person like me.
Mariam Shyaka, Hair stylist
I wouldn’t even think twice if I was asked to join. This is something African, not just Rwandan. What reason would I give for missing out on such a chance? BBA is cool, it makes you famous and do not forget all the fun that is there. I would definitely love to.
Loretta Fifi Mulekatete, Journalism student at Rwanda Tourism University College
I’m not boring and I think I could win that money. If given the chance, I wouldn’t hesitate to join. I have been looking for a job for three months now and have failed. This would be a great shot for me.
Alex Marcle Mutabazi, Graduate from National University of Rwanda in Electronics