BBNaija 2021: Secret trick to get selected as a housemate

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu. Photo: Big Brother Naija

Big brother Naija is a reality TV show in Nigeria based upon Big brother's television franchise. The show, which was first aired as "Big Brother Nigeria" in 2006, paused for nine years until its grand return in 2017. Since then, it has continued every year, and selected housemates live in a totally isolated house. The participants then have to win through different stages. The number of housemates varies; however, it ranges from 12-21 members. The grand prize also varies, but most times, winners go home with thousands of dollars, cars and houses. For this year, the winner will go home with prizes worth 90 million Naira.

Organizers of the show have been criticized for their mysterious selection process. In fact, rumour has it that it would take an average Nigerian the power of Thanos to even get near the house's location. Hence, we will discuss the secret trick of getting picked as a BBNaija contestant and becoming a Big Brother Naija housemate. This article will answer questions like:

  • When will Big Brother Naija 2021 start?
  • How much does it cost to apply for Big Brother Naija season 6?
  • Who will win the sixth edition of Big Brother Naija?
  • How do I get the Big Brother Naija application form?
  • Does Big Brother Naija have an official Whatsapp group?
  • How do I join the Facebook group for Big Brother Naija 2021?
  • What documents are required for BBNaija 2021?
  • Who will win Big Brother Naija 2021 season 6?
  • What is the prize for BBNaija 2021?
  • How do I attend Big Brother Naija 2021 interview?
  • How do I watch Big Brother Naija 2021 season 6 show for free?
  • How can I get the free download link for Big Brother Naija season 6 episodes?
Ezekiel Bright “Brighto” Osemudiame. Photo: Big Brother Naija

How to get selected as a housemate at Big Brother Naija Season 6

Getting selected as a housemate in the Big Brother Naija house is not tough. And no, you do not need to be "connected" or popular in any way before you can get in. You have to meet certain conditions, and you need to stand out from the crowd of people, like you, who also want to be part of the show. 

Big Brother Naija season 6 application form

Generally speaking, to enter any show, you need to submit an application. What does this mean? To be a part of Big brother Naija season 6, you need to fill their application form. Pay attention that there is no shortcut when it comes to the submission of the application. Before you do that, make sure you have fulfilled the following criteria:

· You must be a Nigerian citizen

The foremost condition to become a part of Big brother Naija season 6 is to be a Nigerian citizen. If you hold dual citizenship, you can participate as long as you are also Nigerian. Unfortunately, non-citizens cannot be a part of the show.

· Meet the minimum age requirement 

To become a Big brother Naija housemate, you must be at least 21 years old when you apply.

· Have your identity document ready: Ensure that you have a valid ID that shows you are a Nigerian. If you cannot show or prove your identity, you might be expelled at the first phase of the selection process.

· Be stable and dramatic

Before you think of applying to join Big brother Naija, make sure you are mentally stable. Since BBNaija is a reality-based tv show, things can go sideways, which means you need to be strong emotionally. This is vital because you will not have your phone for almost 90 days and will not be able to reach out to anyone, aside from your fellow housemates, for emotional support. Such conditions are not everyone's cup of tea. Therefore, examine yourself or submit your medical reports if possible. Furthermore, you must be a dramatic and (we can't stress this enough) fascinating person that people want to watch. Notice how housemates like Erica, Cee-C and Tboss constantly got tongues wagging? It's because they loved drama. Even though none of them went home with the prize, they still stayed in the house for a considerable amount of time. 

· You must be educated

You do not need any professional degree, but you must be, at the very least, a secondary school graduate.

Big Brother Naija starting date

The starting date for BBNaija 2021 is July 24th, 2021. Of course, it would help if you marked your calendars so you do not miss out. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will return as the host.

How do I partake in the online auditions?

Due to the recent pandemic, auditions were moved online, but you can still do your best to prove yourself a worthy contestant. The most frequently asked question regarding Big Brother Naija is how to give online auditions. It's simple: First pay your Dstv or GoTV subscription, then send an email with your IUC/smartcard number to [email protected]. All things equal, you would get a response with a unique link to upload a 2-minute video explaining why you should be selected. If the managers and producers like your content, they will ask you to line up for final auditions. 

How to succeed at the Big Brother Naija 2021 auditions.

1. Keep to the time limit

While making a video of yourself, keep the time limit in your mind. It should not exceed two minutes. Make sure to keep it simple, real, and quick. That alone can impress the Big brother Naija season 6 producers.

2. Explain why you should be considered

The other most important factor you must include is why your application should be considered. There are thousands of participants; hence, in your two-minute video, you should be able to demonstrate your skills and convince them on why you would be a perfect housemate.

3. Add your credentials

Before submitting your video, check whether you have added your name, email, and phone number. These are important so that the reviewers can contact you when they find you suitable.

4. Avoid filters and music.

The main things that you must avoid at all costs are filters and background music. Keep your video raw, simple, and decent. Do not add any soundtracks or transitions.

How do I watch Big Brother Naija 2021 season 6 show for free?

Short answer: You can't. Long answer: Legally, you can only watch it on Dstv's official Africa Magic channels. Some subscribers of the Pay-TV service may be able to watch it on the Dstv now app.

How can I download Big Brother Naija 2021 season 6 episodes for free?

Again, you cannot download the BBNaija season 6 episodes for free.

What are the official Facebook and Whatsapp groups for BBNaija 2021?

Currently, the show does not have any official Facebook or Whatsapp group. However, they do have official Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. Furthermore, the only official Big Brother Naija website is All other websites claiming to be official are fake.
Alex Victor

Alex Victor is an analyst at HotNaija

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