Zimbabwe is having its first reality television show this year, dubbed Big Sister. A local production company, Channel Yedu, will be hosting it.

Big Sister is expected to kick off in June and end mid-July with 30 house-mates battling for a cash prize of about $25 000. All the episodes will be shot at a house in Glen Lorne, Harare, which is already being set up for the reality show.

Big Sister is a replica of the popular Big Brother Africa show and will have the same rules but some terms and conditions will be suited to meet the Zimbabwean market.

Big Sister show projects manager Chelsea Travers told The Herald :“Yes, it is true that we are hosting ‘Big Sister’ reality show. We have started setting up a house in Glen Lorne, with all the equipment necessary for the show. Some of the equipment was acquired here while the rest is on its way from South Africa.

“We will have 30 house-mates and one winner just like how the show is conducted in BBA. Channel Yedu is involved and one obtains an application online or in person at our offices in Harare and submit via email or WhatsApp platform. Our producers will then call for an interview and upload on all media platforms where people can begin voting once applications are open,” she said.

“We are in talks with some television channels so that it gets a slot. The show will air online 24 /7 with major highlights on ZBC TV.