Big Brother Africa is back: Entries are now open to Ethiopian Nationals. – Times

June 3rd, 2009 Print Print Email Email

The new season of Big Brother Africa is coming back to a television screen near you. This time it’s a lot bigger according to the peops at DSTV and M-Net. (more…)

The new season of Big Brother Africa is coming back to a television screen near you. This time it’s a lot bigger according to the peops at DSTV and M-Net. Coming this September? Big Brother Africa: The Revolution and this time the prize money has doubled. It now stands at a phenomenal USD 200 000. Castings will take place in 18 cities around the continent, which means they’re looking far and wide for the wildest, the wackiest, the most fun and entertaining housemates who will be at Africa’s viewing pleasure. Speaking of viewing, there is no escaping the cameras. This year there are 40 cameras and 100 microphones. So you will hear and see everything… EVERYTHING.

Here’s what else is different:

- Housemates are now allowed to conspire and form alliances. Strategy is and will be key in this season.
- You will be voting for the housemate you want to keep there as opposed to who you want out. Let’s hope voting will be smoother now… We’d hate for a mishap in the voting as we saw in Idols…
- In addition to seeing housemates from Angola, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, entries are now open to Mozambican nationals as well as those from Ethiopia.

In order to be eligible for the programme you
> Must be over the age of 21
> Be fluent in English
> Have a valid passport and be a citizen of any of the 14 participating countries.

For more information on entries and details on the show go to www.mnetafrica.com

Do you have what it takes?

The Big Brother Africa The Revolution, is scouring the continent for potential housemates. Here are the dates, times, and venues. Some locations are yet to be confirmed but we will update the information as soon as it rolls in.

BOTSWANA DATES:
Gaborone, Grand Palm Hotel, 9th June, 08h00 to 19h00
Francis Town, Cresta Marang Hotel, 10th June, 09h30 to 19h00

NAMBIA DATES:
Windhoek, College of the Arts, 12th & 13th June, 08h00 to 19h00

ZIMBABWE DATES:
Harare, Meikles Hotel, 9th & 10th June, 08h00 to 19h00

ZAMBIA DATES:
Lusaka, Southern Sun Ridgeway Hotel, 12th & 13th June, 08h00 to 19h00

MALAWI DATES:
Blantyre, Protea Ryals Hotel, 15th June, 08h00 to 19h00

KENYA DATES:
Nairobi, KICC, 12th June, 08h00 to 19h00
Nairobi, KICC, 13th June, 08h00 to 17h00
Mombasa, Aga Khan hall, 14th June, 08h00 to 19h00

UGANDA DATES:
Kampala, Sheraton Kampala, 9th & 10th June, 08h00 to 19h00

TANZANIA DATES:
Dar Es Salam, Mövenpick Royal Palm Hotel, 17th & 18th June, 08h00 to 19h00

ANGOLA DATES:
Luanda, Hotel Forum – TBC, 20th & 21st June, 08h00 to 19h00

GHANA DATES:
Accra, La Palm Hotel, 27th & 28th June, 08h00 to 19h00

NIGERIA DATES:
Lagos, Phillips warehouse, 19th 20th & 21st June, 08h00 to 19h00
Abuja, Protea Hotel Asokoro, 23rd June, 08h00 to 19h00
Port Harcourt, Protea Aba Express, 25th June, 08h00 to 19h00

ETHIOPIA DATES:
Addis Ababa, Hilton Addis, 16th & 17th June, 08h00 to 19h00

MOZAMBIQUE DATES
Maputo, Girassol Bahia Hotel, 18th & 19th June, 08h00 to 19h00

SOUTH AFRICA DATES:
Johannesburg, Wanderers Stadium, 20th & 21st June, 08h00 to 19h00

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

You will need to fill out an entry form and you can download it by clicking right here: BBA IV REVOLUTION APPLICATION FORM

You must BRING your valid passport
Remember the wait may be long so bring your own water and food.
Bring a friend if you think they will be perfect for the show
First come first serve.
Good Luck!!!!!

  1. Fayyis
    | #1

    Can Big brother Africa also promotes Big Federal Africa? If so, it can contribute to the common ground Africa is seeking to forge Big Federal Africa!! Is it not good to find a common ground also with Oromia? What should be the common ground/purpose?

    As far as I am concerned the common ground/purpose for our African UNITY must be an attempt of forging Independent Oromia, Independent Tigrai, Independent Amhara…etc in an Integrated Africa. That meanse we need to forge Independent Oromia in an Integrated Africa with Finfinne being the capital of both Oromia and Africa. Oromia being at the center, all languages (nations) in Africa can forge their mononational or multinational states. Africa will be the Language based Federation (Union) of these states with national freedom. Then we can ask the question: which level politician are we? Continental? National? Provincial? District? or Local?

    The reason why we dare to ask this question is the following. We nations in Africa suffer from conflicts based on colonial borders and because of disregarding national rights as some thing “ethnic”. This desigantion “ethnic” instead of nation/nationality/people is used by both European colonizers and their puppet African colonizers aka Abyssinians. In reality Africa was borderless, all being called as Ethiopia (meanse black faced in Greek) or Sudan (also meanse black faced in Arab), both refer to land of blacks. It is true all of Africa is land of blacks.

    To tackle the problems of nations in Africa and to deal with the present global challenge, Africans are trying to come together and forge an AUG (African Union Government). We are looking at USA or EU as an example. But both can not be good examples. USA is the melting pot for all nations around the world migrating to America and learning english. EU is the Union of well developed and independent mono-national-states, all with their own respective languages good developed and used.

    Africa can be neither a melting pot nor a union of well developed only mono-national-states. The nations in Africa are diverse in development and size. What is good for Africa is to build a union (federation) with autonomous national areas for all nations aka “ethnies”.

    Based on their size and development, some nations can forge mono-national-state like Oromia. The others, which are too small to have their own state can forge multi-national-state like SNNP of Ethiopia, with all nations having their own Province/Zone, District/Wereda or Community/Qebele as autonomous natonal areas based on their size. Relatively bigger nations like Sidama can have their own autonomous Province, nations smaller than this like Alaba can have autonomous District and the smallest nations like Dorze can have their own Community. Based on their geographical position, certain small nations like Agew and Harari can join the bigger neighbour nations like Amhara or Oromia, but have their own autonomy, be it as province, district or community. Such 5 tier organization (African Federation — Mono-/Multinational States — Mono-/Multinational Provinces — Mono-/Multionational Districts and Mono-/Multinational Communities) is the best way of adiministrative Organization for Africa.

    In Short Ethiopian model can be used as that of African, just changing its fake status under Weyane to a very genuine one, for which OLF and the likes are struggling!! Then we will have not only an Integrated region named Ethiopia/HoAfrica, but also an Integrated continent Africa build on the center called Oromia with Finfinne as a capital. The only question we people need to ask our selves is that, at which level are we thinking, talking and walking when we try to deal with politics?? Language Based Federalism (LBF), rather than Geography Based Federalism (GBF)which you seem to support, is the panacea for regional integration of Ethiopia/HoAfrica and continental integration of Africa.

  2. Ayalew
    | #2

    Have a life Fayyas, You are talking rubbish on wellfare and in a subsidize house on the tax payers expeness. If you can not pay your rent do not dream something that never there.

  3. Mann enmrT
    | #3

    Meles and baraket would represent ityopia. They’re the inteligent of all. Aren’t they?

  4. Fayyis
    | #4

    Ayaew,
    enjoy the improved version! I hope in the future, once up on a time, American President will respect Oromos and visit Oromia. Can Americans accept the God- given right of Oromos to self-determination??!! If yes, they can contribute to the common ground Africa is seeking to forge a united Federal Africa!! Is it not good for other nations in Africa as well America to find a common ground also with Oromia? What should be the common ground/purpose?

    As far as I am concerned the common ground/purpose for our African UNITY must be an attempt of forging Independent Oromia, Independent Tigrai, Independent Amhara…etc in an Integrated Africa. That meanse we need to forge Independent Oromia in an Integrated Africa with Finfinne being the capital of both Oromia and Africa. Oromia being at the center, all languages (nations) in Africa can forge their mononational or multinational states. Africa will be the Language based Federation (Union) of these states with national freedom.

    We nations in Africa suffer from conflicts based on colonial borders and because of disregarding national rights as some thing “ethnic”. This desigantion “ethnic” instead of nation/nationality/people is used by both European colonizers and their puppet African colonizers aka Abyssinians. In reality Africa was borderless, all being called as Ethiopia (meanse black faced in Greek) or Sudan (also meanse black faced in Arab), both refer to land of blacks. It is true all of Africa is land of blacks. If at all there should be a border between states, then not colonial borders. We need to get rid of the sham colonial borders which created artificial states like Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Kenya. By dismantling these colonial bordres which devided true natural states like Tigrai (in to two), Afar (to three), Oromia (to two) and Somalia (to five), have have to strive to forge INDEPENDENT natural states to be integrated in to United States of Africa.

    To tackle the problems of nations in Africa and to deal with the present global challenge, Africans are trying to come together and forge an AUG (African Union Government). We are looking at USA or EU as an example. But both can not be good examples. USA is the melting pot for all nations around the world migrating to America and learning english. EU is the Union of well developed and independent mono-national-states, all with their own respective languages good developed and used.

    Africa can be neither a melting pot nor a union of well developed only mono-national-states. The nations in Africa are diverse in development and size. What is good for Africa is to build a union (federation) with autonomous national areas for all nations aka “ethnies”.

    Based on their size and development, some nations can forge mono-national-state like Oromia. The others, which are too small to have their own state can forge multi-national-state like SNNP of Ethiopia, with all nations having their own Province/Zone, District/Wereda or Community/Qebele as autonomous natonal areas based on their size. Relatively bigger nations like Sidama can have their own autonomous Province, nations smaller than this like Alaba can have autonomous District and the smallest nations like Dorze can have their own Community. Based on their geographical position, certain small nations like Agew and Harari can join the bigger neighbour nations like Amhara or Oromia, but have their own autonomy, be it as province, district or community. Such 5 tier organization (African Federation — Mono-/Multinational States — Mono-/Multinational Provinces — Mono-/Multionational Districts and Mono-/Multinational Communities) is the best way of adiministrative Organization for Africa.

    In Short Ethiopian model can be used as that of African, just changing its fake status under Weyane to a very genuine one, for which OLF and the likes are struggling!! Then we will have not only an Integrated region named Ethiopia/HoAfrica, but also an Integrated continent Africa build on the center called Oromia with Finfinne as a capital. The only question we people need to ask our selves is that, at which level are we thinking, talking and walking when we try to deal with politics?? Language Based Federalism (LBF), rather than Geography Based Federalism (GBF), is the panacea for regional integration of Ethiopia/HoAfrica and continental integration of Africa.

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