The twelve housemates were revealed and will be staying in the house for eleven weeks but what came as a shock was that the house is in SA. Although this isn't the first time that Nigeria hosts a reality show in SA but the 2016 talent search show 'The Voice' was also shot in SA.
Taking to Twitter people question and some joked about the fact that 'Big Brother Naija' is shot in South Africa.
BigBrother Nigeria but the house is in South Africa? Lol.— Mazi Ibe (@I_pissVodka) January 22, 2017
Remind me not to go on Twitwar with South Africans. #BBNaija
Firstly The Voice Nigeria was held in South Africa, now Big Brother, no wahala, next we will celebrate Independence Day in Gabon..#BBNaija— Maxi (@jmapelle_Max) January 22, 2017
Some die-hard fans of the show made it clear that it doesn't matter where the show is shot, they will continue to show their support.
I don't care whether it's big brother Africa, South Africa, Zambia, Egypt or Burundi!😅😅 So long it's big brother, am watching! #BBNaija— Kaku the Babe (@kaku_babe) January 22, 2017
According Africa Magic there is already 'a fully equipped house' in South Africa with facilities required for a successful show.
"The venue is already set up with all facilities required for the successful execution of the show; this means that we are able to achieve high production values whilst meeting tight timelines/deadlines and ensuring the show comes to our viewers on time, as planned, and with the same globally renowned quality. Whilst the house is based in South Africa, the BBN show is 100% Nigerian, with fully Nigerian housemates and content," the organisers said.