Spilling tea on Biggie’s upcoming new season

The charismatic Lawrence Maleka has brought back to captain ‘Big Brother Mzansi’ as the show’s host. Picture: Supplied

The charismatic Lawrence Maleka has brought back to captain ‘Big Brother Mzansi’ as the show’s host. Picture: Supplied

Published Jan 8, 2024


After a riveting season, Mzansi’s much-loved reality show Big Brother Mzans’ returns with season 4 on January 21, promising more intriguing content on Mzansi Magic.

The reality show will be hosted by the ever-vibrant and vigorous Lawrence Maleka, who has been at the helm as the host in previous seasons.

Viewers can expect a roller-coaster of emotions with romances, sweet smooches, heated sessions, and gossip sessions that soon escalate into epic confrontations.

Speaking about the upcoming season, Shirley Adonisi, director of local entertainment channels, said: “Big Brother S’ya Mosha’ is a disruption of the norm. It means setting a new bar and being the most memorable season for disrupting and breaking away from what is expected. Viewers are familiar with what Big Brother is all about, and they know what to expect every season, or so they think. With this season, we are messing with those perceptions and blowing their expectations out of the water.”

Big Brother Mzansi executive producer Natalie Bleksley of Red Pepper Productions, added: “You may think you know how Big Brother operates, but season 4 has more than just a few twists and turns that will keep viewers guessing.”

She further said that the format is also being enhanced by adding new game mechanics.

“Nothing is predictable, and Biggie is here to shake things up, building on the elements that viewers love, ie, Saturday night parties and Friday night games.”

The channel has revealed five things that viewers can expect, including being taken on a train of entertainment in various ways.

Ships, alliances, and fall-outs

The social game is one of the most exciting points of intrigue in Biggie’s house. Since humans are naturally tribal, connections are as instant as they are inevitable. As soon as they enter the house after the first splashy live show of the season, the favourites will begin forming platonic, romantic, and transactional relationships that prioritise survival in the show.

Head of House Power

Heavy is the head that wears the crown. On Big Brother, the winner of the coveted title of Head of House (HoH) may look forward to a number of treats and perks.

The games

Weekly challenges spice up the routine as housemates engage in various fun games. The wager task of the week, in particular, determines access to privileges and basic necessities. Depending on the outcome, the mood in the house can swing dramatically, adding an element of unpredictability to the overall atmosphere.

The drama unleashed

Bringing big personalities together with the shared goal of outshining, outsmarting, and outlasting each other creates a perfect storm of drama. From strategic alliances to unexpected conflicts, the Big Brother house becomes a battleground of egos, ensuring viewers are treated to a daily dose of entertaining theatrics.

Saturday night parties and evictions

The Republic of Groove has high expectations for dance floor protocols. The Saturday Night Parties are all the rage when, every Saturday, the faves shimmy to the dance floor with their shiny drip for some drinks, music, and fun. On the flip side, suspense fills the air as at least one housemate faces elimination based on viewer votes.

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