14th June, 2013
The Chase is on and as the show heats up, three new faces have joined the latest season of Big Brother Africa. The trio will help keep DStv viewers up to date with the latest happenings on the show, and keep track of the growing online frenzy.
South Africa model and actor Boity Thulo and Stand-up comic Tumi Morake, who were introduced to viewers during the first live show, and David Kibuuka will join the team later in the season, to add his own comic twist.
Twenty-year old Boity is the ‘IT Guru’ on segments featured each Sunday, keeping viewers up to speed with Big Brother’s online elements. She will also contribute to Good Morning Africa, Star Gist and 53 Extra, making sure that Big Brother fans stay up to date with anything Chase-related happening on the website, mobile and social media networks
Tumi, also MC and scriptwriter will host Big Brother Hot Room, a weekly show on AfricaMagic Entertainment after each Sunday’s live eviction show. She will put a satirical spin on the week that was, take comic pot shots at the most talked-about events of the week and re-enact parody scenes with housemates.
Uganda-born Kibuuka will join Morake on Big Brother Hot Room in a few weeks, before taking over the reins himself for the last few weeks of the show.
Morake has a unique brand of humour that combines wit and intellect without losing touch with his audiences. He broke into the comedy world when he won a nationwide comedy talent search competition on a radio station in South Africa and he hasn’t looked back since.
Biola Alabi, Managing Director, M-Net Africa said of the new entrants: “The reception to Big Brother The Chase has been overwhelmingly positive so far, including the response the new personalities have received. The show continues to find success and its only befitting that audiences are informed and entertained through the new and exciting platforms added to Big Brother.”