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MultiChoice's Big Brother Naija Auditions Bring Nigeria To A Standstill

Auditions began on Friday 1 February for the fourth season of Big Brother Naija, and judging by the turnout and comments on social media, this year’s auditions have possibly recorded the highest population in the history of the show.
 
MultiChoice has attributed the spike to the increase in audition venues from six venues to eight. They include Benin, Abuja, Enugu, Calabar, Lagos, Warri, Ibadan and Port Harcourt.
Thousands of young people have flooded the venues with dreams of being chosen as this season’s housemates in the Big Brother Naija House competing to win the ultimate prize.
 
As expected, the Lagos venue has been reported to have hosted the largest crowd with approximately 6,000 BBNaija hopefuls on the first day of the auditions and a total number of 13,000 participants across the 8 Nigerian cities.
Many have compared the audition crowd to that of a typical carnival and other religious gatherings.
 
It was very clear that the organisers, MultiChoice Nigeria, had anticipated the turnout and had prepared well for it as there were police officers, private security men and LASTMA officials, who were on the ground to coordinate all traffic.
 
Medical personnel were also on site to manage any issues that could arise.
Respective of the massive crowd and logistical challenges, MultiChoice had been able to make sure that the auditions run smoothly.
 
To however ensure maximum safety, contestants were implored to be orderly and follow on-ground instructions.
 
Credit: This article originated from nigeriacommunicationsweek.com.ng

 





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