Melvin Alusa has been announced as Kenyaâ€™s representative in the ninth season of the reality TV show â€˜Big Brother Hotshotsâ€˜.
In a bold and ground breaking move, M-Net and series producers Endemol SA will be delivering a new world first and unveiling the names of the participating housemates live on the official Big Brother website.
Three Big Brother housemates will be introduced on a daily basis. This will be followed by regular updates on social media.
â€œWe are breaking new ground and the website and social media are the perfect platforms to engage with the fans in real-timeâ€, says M-Net East Africa Regional Director Michael Ndetei. â€œThe show will go on, and both fans and housemates are in for some riveting television, coupled with all the drama, intrigue and heart-stopping twists that have long become synonymous with the reality showâ€.
The new and undoubtedly glamourous Big Brother house is in the process of being designed and fitted with cutting edge camera equipment and broadcast technology that makes the show unique in its format.
Big Brother Hotshots is set to air from 5th October. Live eviction shows as well as the best of the daily and weekly highlights will air on Maisha Magic Channel 161. GoTV can catch the weekly highlights on Africa Magic Family, and Africa Magic World.
Alusa is a world-renowned Kenyan actor whoâ€™s had roles in films such as The First Grader (2010) and The Garden of Eden (2008). In 2013, he was nominated for an International Emmy Award. Alusa was the first contestant to be unveiled, alongside Ugandaâ€™s Ella and Zimbabweâ€™s Butterfly.