As Big Brother Salone Application Ends…
Auditions Set for 7th - 18th December
With few hours to the closing of all application forms for the Big Brother Housemates Salone 2019 Reality TV show, frantic efforts are being made by aspiring participants to get their forms. This became evident as a small hitch in the Africell Money service, saw the company’s customer care line inundated with calls for the problem to be fixed. Within seconds of the resumption of the service, subscribers thronged the network, purchasing forms.
According to the organizers, AYV and Africell, the closing date for the receipt of application forms is Friday 30th November 2018, following which audition is scheduled to start on 7th December and end on 18th December and will be held in various headquarter towns in the country as follows: Between the 7th – 9th December audition will be done in Freetown, on the 14th December it will be held in Makeni, 15th December will be Kono’s turn, 17th December it will take place in Bo and on the 18th December in Kenema. After these auditions, the 20 lucky housemates will be announced to the nation.
As the waiting for the successful participants begin, an eerie calm envelops Sierra Leoneans. Amidst this suspense, fans and aspirants have expressed optimism for a fun-packed show, characterized by suspense, excitement, intrigue and real life performance of scenes in the ordinary Sierra Leonean home, where male and female inmates live.
With the end of the Big Sister Salone 2018 show, which was a success story, the AYV was inundated with calls from viewers for the male version of the show.
Incidentally, this demand from the public awakened the long-shelved dream of the AYV’s CEO, Anthony Navo Jnr., to host the Sierra Leonean version of Big Brother Reality TV Show. In consultation with its most reliable and willing partner, Africell, a mixed flavor of the housemates was developed and launched (10 males & 10 females). To make the show more exciting, a luxurious house far bigger than that of the Big Sister Salone was targeted for the show. This was displayed on AYV television, capturing the facilities and pomp which awaits the lucky participants in the show.
The announcement that the winner will walk home with Le100 million richer, adds fuel to the flame, with the thought of living in the luxurious house that will mean becoming the lucky one to clinch the ultimate prize. It is therefore not surprising to observe the mad rush for application forms by aspirants for the show.
Housemates of the Big Brother Salone 2019 show will be housed in this luxurious house located somewhere in Sierra Leone. Its location has not been made known to the public for security reasons. While in the house, the housemates will be incommunicado with the public, as they will be dispossessed of all communication gadgets with the outside world. They are expected to interact with each other in the house and will only have access to people who may be required to visit the house.
AYV and Africell had earlier on made it clear that every housemate in the house will get a Le100, 000 for every day they spend in the house, which will be given them at the time of eviction. However, the ultimate winner will not get the Le100,000 daily amount for staying in the house, as he will walk home with the Star Prize.
Anxiety now sets in as both aspirants and fans await the audition, which is scheduled to take place soon in a transparent and fair manner. At this stage when the selection is done and the 20 lucky housemates announced, they will, on 14th February 2019 (St. Valentine’s Day) enter the house.
According to AYV’s CEO Anthony Navo Junior, the plan of the show is to empower youths to show their talents as it is the passion of the Ambassador.
Navo says his passion is to see the development of young talents and this prompted the establishment of the Media Empire in the first place where over a thousand young people are presently employed in the country in different capacities. Each is given the opportunity to develop their skills and learn more. To further enhance their capacity, the AYV has offices in the UK and USA and is planning on reaching Australia. This will further result in the exposure of many Sierra Leonean youths to international standards of broadcasting etc.
The AYV, he maintained, has never ceased to partner with young people in a bid to develop their talents. It hosts a program for youths, known as ‘Youth Platform’, which gives voice to the youths to articulate their dreams. As the saying goes, “liquids find their levels” and “birds of the same plumage converge together”, AYV’s Partnership with Africell has been seen as sharing the same vision of developing and empowering the youths.