The wait is finally over. The race to the sixth edition of the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality TV show has started after the drama that characterised the fifth season.


MultiChoice Nigeria on Wednesday rolled out audition requirements for prospective housemates ahead of this year’s edition of the show.

The audition stage is the first and an integral part of the show which comes before the final selection of housemates.

This year’s winner of the show will go home with a grand prize of N90 million — the highest since its inception in 2006.


Are you one of those seeking to grace the much-talked-about reality show? Then your first priority should be having a grasp of the requirements for this year’s audition.

You must be a Nigerian

Just like last year, one of the requirements for participating in the show’s sixth season is being a Nigerian. By this, you must not necessarily be based in the country prior to the audition. If you can prove that you’re a Nigerian by nationality, then you stand a chance of making it to the show this year.


But don’t get it twisted yet.

You must be 21 years of age (by June 1, 2021) or above

Age is critical in life and it didn’t come as a surprise that it’s one of the requirements for audition into this year’s edition of the show.

To participate in the sixth edition of BBNaija, you must be 21 years of age or above by June 1, 2021. This implies that you must be born before June 1, 2000.


Do you fall within that age bracket? Then congratulations, but that’s still not all yet.

You must have a valid Nigerian passport

Claiming to be a Nigerian without a valid passport is not enough if you’re aiming to participate in the show’s sixth season. To this end, you must have a valid Nigerian passport to be eligible for the audition.

Two-minute of yourself


Another requirement for the audition is a two-minute video of yourself. In the video, you’re expected to detail why you deserve a spot in this year’s edition of the show.

DStv and GOtv customers for early auditions

If you have the above requirements, then you are good to go for the show’s audition. But if you want to be part of those for early audition, then you must either be a DStv or Gotv customer.

The organisers had earlier announced that BBNaija hopefuls who meet the listed conditions “will get an early audition when they pay on either DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confam, Yanga package or on GOtv Max or Jolli package between Wednesday, March 24 and Wednesday, March 31, 2021.”

Are you eligible for the requirements listed above? Then get set to jostle alongside others for a spot in the show’s sixth season.

Who knows, you could be part of the reality show’s history just like Mercy Eke and Laycon — winners of the show’s fourth and fifth seasons respectively.

Find out more about the audition here.

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