Big Brother Naija Season 5 Set to Hits the Screens

Mark your calendars, save the date! Nigeria’s biggest TV reality show, Big Brother Nigeria (season 5) would premiere on July 19, 2020.

MultiChoice Nigeria revealed this in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday; much to the delight of fans and viewers who had feared this year’s season might be canceled due to the coronavirus effects.

The 2020 edition set to become Africa’s biggest entertainment export outside Nollywood; would be sponsored by Betway Nigeria and Guinness Nigeria.

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Online auditions which replaced scheduled live audition and were a stunning success. Over 30,000 entries from BBNaija hopefuls across Nigeria poured unto the laps of the show’s organizers.

And why not? The prize money this year would be bigger than that of season 4, according to African Magic Channel Director, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu.

Coronavirus protection measures would be put in place, however, for the safety of housemates as well as the production crew. According to the Channel Director, African Magic; potential housemates along with possible replacements for any housemate who tests positive to the virus before the kickoff date, are currently been quarantined.

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BBNaija season 5 will be broadcast live 24/7 on DStv channel 198 and GOtv Max and Jolli packages on channel 29. Renew your TV subscription package to catch the premiere live! Live eviction shows and weekly highlights would air on Africa Magic Showcase, Africa Magic Urban, and Africa Magic Family.

This fifth season promises to be more adventurous, exciting and entertaining, and will undoubtedly be the biggest thing on African television in 2020. We just can’t wait. Don’t miss it!

Subscribe your DStv or GOtv conveniently online this July to follow a new set of drama queens, cute guys, stunning personalities, and over-the-top entertainment as the BBNaija season 5 sets to kickoff.

How to subscribe online from the comfort of your bed

  • Simply log on to www.vtpass.com
  • Click on TV subscriptions on the services ribbon
  • Click on the decoder you are subscribing (GOtv, DStv or StarTimes)
  • Fill in your details and click on Continue to move to payment page
  • Confirm and complete payment with card, bank transfer or wallet
  • Relax with your loved ones and enjoy the show!

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End June 2020 With Best TV Series Showing on DStv

When it comes to enjoying great TV series entertainment, trust DStv to wows you! They sure do know how to line up pictures that keep us glued to our TV screens; and we absolutely love it!

The month of June kicked off with a list of pleasant TV dramas; from love to actions, from comedies to tragedies; entertaining millions of Nigerians 24/7. Hmmmn! If you are yet to renew your DStv subscription, trust us you’re missing a lot!

But not to worry; we have lined up a list of top shows and new series scheduled this week to end the month of June so that you don’t miss these coming boredom-busters! Subscribe your DStv now to catch all the dramas as June wraps itself up:

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1. Iron Rose S2

Top of our list is the highly expected second season of Iron Rose after a spell-bound first season. Iron Rose tells the story of a powerful woman, Altagracia Sandoval, who is ruthless in her search for the truth. The second season sees her return to Mexico after the disappearance of her daughter’s husband, Saúl, and must face not only justice but also her enemies.

Catch this unbridled Telemundo passion unfold on DStv Channel 118, starting from Monday 22nd by 7 pm.

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2. Will & Grace S11

An absolute rib-cracker! We have enjoyed 10 seasons of incredibly funny Will & Grace, so bring on the 11th, please! The 18-episode American comedy series kicks off June 27th on DStv Premium.

Laugh your socks off as Will plans ways to get back at Jack for years of mocking his hairline and Grace decided to prove to Mrs. Timmer she’s strong enough to handle being a single mother. Drama!

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3. Betty S1 (New Series)

Another comedy series hits our lungs! Betty is an American teen comedy television series based on Moselle’s 2018 film Skate Kitchen. A blend of laughter and motivation, this series focuses on a group of teen girls and their efforts to stand out in New York’s predominantly male world of skateboarding. You just can’t miss it!

Betty starts from June 22nd on DStv channel 103.

4. Bargain Mansions S1 (New Series)

Something for real estate lovers! This new TV series, Tamara Day, strives to become a tycoon amidst the troubles of everyday life. A pro designer and shrewd businesswoman take on the dirt and gold of turning shabby pieces of real estate into amazing master crafts. Follow Tamara as she documents the “Bargain Mansions.”

Showing on DStv from June 27th, 2020.

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5. Murder Comes Home S1 (New Series)

Murder Comes Home pairs actual CSI crime-scene video alongside real home videos of the same victim, home, and family to set up and unravel an intimate and emotionally powerful mystery.

If you love crime movies or tension-packed detective TV series, you would definitely love this. Sit on the edge, keep your detective instincts alive and let Murder Comes Home entertain you. Showing on DStv Compact from 29th June 2020.

6. Housekeepers S1 (New Series)

In a world behind high walls and luxury, the wealthy may believe they are powerful in the comfort of their mansions, but it is the housekeepers who see all and know all. The ones who keep our homes and tend our kids know all our secrets too.

This new series comes packed with promises of intrigue, betrayal, passion, and thrill. Watch Housekeepers on DStv Access from June 29th.

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7. McDonald & Dodds S1 (New Series)

Another crime thriller mixed with a tint of romance cruises the screens for suspense lovers. Two detectives with seemingly nothing in common are thrown together. Wildly ambitious DCI McDonald and the shy DS Dodds forge a rumbustious friendship and entertaining, effective partnership as they take on puzzling cases.

McDonald & Dodds begins 29th June on DStv Compact.

There you have it, all the top shows that really excites us, see the full list here. Don’t miss all the dramas ending the month of June. Get ready for passion, action, laughter, and intrigue. Here’s how you do so:

  1. Visit www.vtpass.com
  2. Click on TV Subscriptions on the ribbon
  3. Click on DStv banner
  4. Select Bouquet (Access, Compact, Premium, etc.), input your Smartcard number, phone number, email address and amount
  5. Click Continue to move to Payment page
  6. Enter your card details to complete payment
  7. Once your decoder is connected, tune your favorite TV series
  8. Grab a pack of popcorn, sit back, and enjoy!

English Premier League Set to Resume

Fans of the Barclay’s Premier League are in for a treat tonight as the league official resumes; after 100 days hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 92 games left to play would be packed into 40 days which would see the current season end by 26 July. Aston Villa v Sheffield United will kick off the English top-flight’s return; however, it’s the match between Manchester City and Arsenal tonight that got fans in a frenzy.

Here are a few things you need as the action returns:

No 12th man

As with Bundesliga and La Liga, all matches would be played behind closed doors. Not more than 300 people (staff, players, tech crew, etc.) would be allowed into stadiums. However, teams are setting virtual fans in place to ensure TV viewing isn’t boring at all.

Renew your DStv subscription now. Don’t miss the action

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One-minute silence

To remember all those who died during the pandemic, one-minute silence would be observed before the starting of each game.

No Players’ names on shirts for a while

For the first 12 matches after resumption, players’ names on their shirts would be replaced with ‘Black Lives Matter‘ to commemorate with the death of George Floyd and the campaign against racism.

Liverpool eyes the trophy after 30 years

The Reds sits 25 points clear off second-place Manchester City and are 3 wins away from been crowned EPL Champions 2019/2020 season. Liverpool would most definitely be full of action as they campaign to clinch the trophy for the first time since 1990.

Fight for Top-4

All eyes would be fixed on Manchester United and Chelsea as each battle for a place in the top four. Ahead of both is Leicester City and Manchester City and below them, just 2 points under United is the formidable Wolves.

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Social distancing and other hygiene

Players would have to maintain social-distancing during goal celebrations. They are not to spit, shake hands, or come near referees. Coaching staff on the sidelines are equally under instruction not to come within two meters of the fourth official.

Catch all the actions!

Subscribe your DStv on VTpass to catch all the actions live and in HD. You don’t want to be told. Now once again, we can all tune in every weekend to watch goals and delicious passes. Click to renew your DStv subscription now! We’ll see you on the football side of life.

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Where to Watch German Bundesliga on StarTimes

The German football league, the DFL, recently resumed on May 16, 2020, after more than two months on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic; which was bad news for StarTimes subscribers.

As a strategic partner, StarTimes resumed broadcast of all Bundesliga matches live and exclusive in Africa right from the first re-opener between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke.

According to StarTimes Sports Director, Shi Maochu; “It has been a very tough period for football around the world. We are very happy to have StarTimes bring back live football in Africa, and even more, as Bundesliga is one of the best leagues in the world.”

He also noted that the league had been halted since early April due to the coronavirus pandemic and Bundesliga is the first and only major football league to be back in action.  

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Fans know to expect goals from Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski who has been exceptional this season with over 40 goals to his name, and Dortmund’s 19 years old sensation, Erling Haaland, widely regarded as a goal machine.

Premier League clubs-target Timo Werner remains in sterling form for RB Leipzig and would continue to disrupt the transfer market if he continues to score goals.

Barcelona’s loanee, Philippe Coutinho is set to miss some actions for his side, Bayern Munich, due to injury. All eyes would be watching Jadon Sancho perform his magic for Dortmund.

Where to watch Bundesliga on StarTimes

Catch all matches live and in HD on StarTimes’ 5 sports channels. Subscribe your StarTimes decoder now to never miss any minute of the live-action!

Top Bundesliga action going down tomorrow includes:

Leverkusen vs Bayern Munich (2:30 PM) and Borussia Dortmund vs Hertha Berlin (5:30 PM).

Renew StarTimes subscription online and instantly with VTpass, Nigeria’s leading online payment platform.

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Changes in DStv and GOtv Packages From 1st June 2020.

A few days back, Multichoice announced that they are implementing certain changes in their packages for DStv and GOtv. These changes are meant to take effect from the 1st of June, 2020.

According to an open FAQ document provided by MultiChoice online, the changes are part of their ongoing efforts to ensure customers get improved choices and better value for money whilst delighting them with content that resonate with them.

As surprising as that might sound, the changes are real and would apply to affected DStv and GOtv packages from June 1st, 2020. Here is the full gist of what’s happening:

Removal of two (2) DStv and two (2) GoTV packages

That’s right. The following bouquets would no longer be available for subscription from 1st of June:

BouquetCodes
DStv Access Bouquet E36ACSSE36
DStv Family Bouquet E36COFAME36
GOtv Plus BouquetGOtvPLS
GOTV Value BouquetGOTV

Other packages ( DStv Premium, DStv Compact Plus, DStv Compact, DStv Confam and DStv Yanga. GOtv Max, GOtv JOLLI, GOtv JINJA, and GOtv Lite) would remain intact.

The removal of DStv Access might hurt a lot of people as it’s a popular package commonly subscribed for but don’t worry; MultiChoice is adding a new package to their list.

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Addition of a new DStv package

In place of the phased out bouquet, MultiChoice would be adding a new packaged called DStv Padi Bouquet E36 (NLTESE36). The packaged would be subscribed for at N1,800 per month.

Change in subscription prices for certain DStv and GOtv packages

Perhaps the biggest news of the coming changes are the adjustments made by MultiChoice in the subscription prices for certain DStv and GOtv packages. Again these price twerks were made to serve customers better, according to MultiChoice.

Below is a full list of affected DStv and GOtv packages:

Bouquet CodesCurrent Price (N)New Pricing (N)
ASIADDE365,4005,540
ASIAE365,4005,540
COMPE366,8006,975
COMPLE3610,65010,925
FRN11E363,1803,260
FRN15E366,3606,520
FRN7E361,4701,510
GOLITE400410
NTTESE36 DStv Padi E36 1,800
GOTVMAX3,2003,280
GOtvNJ11,6001,640
GOtvNJ22,4002,460
GWALLE361,2501,285
NLTESE361,8001,850
NNJ1E362,5002,565
NNJ2E364,5004,615
PRWASIE3617,70018,150
PRWE3615,80016,200
PRWFRNSE3622,20022,750

The new prices alongside the removal of 4 packages and the addition of a new one would all take effect from 1st of June 2020. If you are currently subscribed to any of the 4 bouquets bound to be omitted (DStv Family, DStv Access, GOtv Plus, and GOtv Value), you are advised to upgrade to any of the new or existing packages as the old ones would cease to exist from June 1st.

VTpass.com- Bill payment platform
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On our part and in the bid to serve you better, VTpass would be implementing these changes on our platform from June 1st, 2020. You would no longer find DStv Family, DStv Access, GOtv Plus, and GOtv Value on VTpass and the affected packages would reflect the new prices in line with MultiChoice directives. Subscription prices of other packages remain the same.

Further updates on this to come. Thank you for using VTpass.

6 Ways to Save BIG on Your Mobile Data

You know that odd feeling you get when you’re two weeks into your one-month mobile data plan and your network provider sends you that heart-breaking message; “Dear Customer…”? Ahhh!

That thing dey pain eh! You start wondering how the data finished so fast, what you did with it and why it just can’t last for 30 days as provided by your network. I know how that feels, we’ve all been there.

In this age of increased internet activities, video streaming, social networking, pop-up ads, music streaming, and tons of data-hungry apps fighting for attention on our mobile phones, data has become a vital commodity and should be managed like scare goods. If not, you might find your data bills punching huge holes in your pocket every month.

So here are 6 overall ways you can save big on monthly mobile data. Be sure to see detailed data-saving settings on popular apps you should apply:

how to save mobile data

1. Delete Data-hungry Apps you don’t Need

When you go through some people’s phones, you would start wondering whether they are selling apps. Most apps update themselves or run in the background using data. Others are notification-enabled and would send you notifications every now and then. Learn to keep only apps that you NEED. If you don’t use an app for months, what is it doing on your phone?

2. Monitor your data usage

Most smartphones are contain data usage monitor and settings so that you can monitor and limit the amount of data you use over a period of time. Been aware of the activities or applications that drain your mobile data is the first step to learning how to save mobile data. Once you know your enemy apps, easily set up data limits and alerts to tell when you exceed data limits in Settings menu.

3. Restrict Apps from running in background

You see all those apps you use daily but consumes data even when you are not using them, their medicine is to simply disable them from running in the background through Settings. However, these background feature allows apps to update themselves and complete tasks even when you move to another app. So be sure to know if you need an app to run in the background before you disable this feature. Stopping apps from running in the background helps reduce data consumption and also preserves your device’s battery life.

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4. Curtail online video streaming

Perhaps this one should have come first. We simply love those funny videos, highlights and other video content that consume most of your mobile data. Excessive streaming of videos, music, high quality images or GIF files, are data pits. You need to entertain yourself responsibly to save data. If you can’t avoid the entertainment your smartphone brings, you can set the image quality or resolutions at lower rates in your Settings menu.

5. Use Wi-Fi Only for Updates or Downloading Heavy Files

A big way to save mobile data is by setting your smartphone to auto-updates only when on Wi-Fi connection. We know we haven’t gotten to the stage of unlimited Wi-Fi connection in Nigeria yet, still there are certain locations you can count on for free Wi-Fi. This way, you get to save some significant volume of the data that goes into oblivion from auto-updates. Furthermore, you can set downloads of heavy contents such as videos, high-resolution images and music files on Wi-Fi Only too.

6. Caching and preload data

Caching enables you enjoy preloaded content at any time, without using further mobile data. A cache is a hardware or software component that stores data so future requests for that data can be served faster. The data stored in a cache might be the result of an earlier computation or the duplicate of data stored elsewhere. Certain apps allow you to store data temporarily so you can cache as much content as possible. You don’t need further data to access cached data while they are available.

Hopefully, this changes someone’s data story. You shouldn’t miss data-saving settings on popular apps you should apply now.

To buy data instantly from your mobile phone at no extra cost, simply visit www.vtpass.com, select your network provider, and buy data you. No matter your network provider: MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile or Smile data, VTpass got you covered.

TOONAMI! Finally on DSTV and GOTV

If you are not a cartoon freak, enthusiast, or diehard Superheroes’ fan, you can very well skip this read. It’s cool, we would forgive you.

But if you’re part of us; whether as a kid who looks forward to catching all the superheroes showdowns on the weekend or as an adult who stays late at night to peep on cartoons alone when everyone is asleep (yeah, we know how you feel, it can be a bit embarrassing, but adults love cartoons too); stay tuned! You don’t want to miss the gist about DStv and GoTV new pop-up cartoon channel, TOONAMI!

Late last month, DStv and GoTV announced the launch of the new Superheroes channel, TOONAMI to air as a pop-up channel on DStv channel 300 and GoTV channel 71. TOONAMI is a WarnerMedia’s channel and has been in existence across Africa for the past three years. The channel is designed for kids especially between the ages of eight and 12, offering non-stop and 24-hour top-rated cartoon series such as DC Comics’ Batman, Superman, The Green Lantern, Young Justice, and The Justice League as well as popular animated series Teen Titans, Throne of Atlantis, Monster Mayhem, among others.  Wow! Talk of Superheroes overdose. . .

So we decided to wait a bit, enjoy the channel and review all the promises of ‘action’ and ‘pulse-raising‘ enjoyment made by DStv and GoTV when launching this new channel. Trust us, it is as entertaining as promised! There’s something for everyone across all ages of cartoon lovers, from standard 2D graphics to 3D Green Lantern cartoons. Enjoy epic throwbacks of DC Comics’ Superman or hook yourself on new series of Young Justice. The Batman storylines would keep you glued to your TV (don’t say we didn’t warn you). You simply wouldn’t be able to change the channel once you start!

TOONAMI is available on all DStv packages, GOtv Max, Jolli, and Plus packages, so you wouldn’t be left behind no matter your subscription plan. To start enjoying this channel, simply subscribe to your DStv and GoTV right away. Log on to www.vtpass.com to make your subscription right from your mobile phone or desktop while experiencing quality convenience. No need to step out of your house.

Don’t miss out on this non-stop cartooning entertainment!

NEWLY RELEASED NOLLYWOOD MOVIES FOR YOUR DELIGHT

So, we once talked about the amazing films that can help make your weekend a delight. But then, most of the mentioned movies were basically international movies, Hollywood to be precise. So, why not let us backtrack to our indigenous movies. Quite a lot of new movies are emerging in the Nollywood scene. And most of them are quite notable. So, we will be reeling out a couple of movies you can watch for your relaxation this weekend.

Before then, it is useful to point out that there really is not going to be a good TV time if bills are left hanging. So, catering for your bills first and settling them is the way to go. And you can do this easily and speedily by logging on to www.vtpass.com.  Or you can simply download the VTpass app for Android. VTpass, as an online payment platform makes it way easy to pay your bills, electricity bills, airtime, data, TV subscription and much more. You can easily pay off these bills in just three easy steps: Log On, Select, Pay.

So, here are some of the newly released Nollywood movies at your behest.

Memoirs Of 4

Image result for memoirs of 4This film is as new as a newly scented room itself. Adesua Etomi takes the lead as Teniola. And she rocks it with Blossom Chukwuemeka. But they are not the only one in this party. Other equally powerful actors like Joseph Benjamin appear in this movie. Just as the title suggests, the movie shows the struggles of four women.

The Royal Hibiscus Hotel

Image result for The royal Hibiscus hotelA chef, an authoritative father, a loving mother and a handsome stud who likes to eat, this movie is set to blow the roof away. And guess what, it is out. So, you can go feast your eyes on it for the weekend.

The Wedding Party 2

Image result for The Wedding Party 2It is no more news that this blockbuster movie now has its sequel out in the wood. You want a piece of drama, romance and comedy, this is the film to watch.

Coming to America

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This film which already has a telling has undergone an African Remake to star the likes of Van Vicker and Mercy Johnson. This is also one you would enjoy.

So yes, your weekend can be just fantastic with this movies. But first, go on to renew your TV subscription or renew your data by logging on to www.vtpass.com and download the VTpass app for Android.

A BRIEF ON THE CHELSEA AND BARCA MATCH

Just yesterday, Chelsea and Barcelona came together at the UEFA in a match that is nothing short of classic. The match, which started around 8:45 pm Nigerian time, was one match that put every football fan in high spirits. And the match lived up to its reputation in terms of delivery and results. So that at the end of the thrilling faceoff, both teams conceded one goal each. Here is a brief of the match as it went down at Stanford Bridge, the home base of Chelsea. But first, you wouldn’t want to miss any match during this UEFA season. Not for any reason. But there are situations you might not be able to readily control. Bad timing, no TV subscription, no data, no electricity. Well, you can trust VTpass to fix these problems for you.

With VTpass, you can make payments for your electricity bill, airtime, data, TV subscription very conveniently and quickly. So right from where you are, you can settle these bills in just three easy steps:

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Image result for chelsea and barcelona 2oth februaryNow, that you know you can watch your UEFA matches without any glitch, let us see how the Chelsea and Barca faceoff fared

For the first half, Barcelona exhibited quite a lot of talent and stunt so that they went on to dominate possession. However, it was Chelsea that came as close to the net as possible. Eden Hazard made an early attempt when he flashed a shot over the bar. Wilian also hit the bar from outside the box twice in the 34th and 41st minutes consecutively. Barca lost a chance in the 16th minute when their Paulinho headed wide.

Related imageThe second half nearly continued in the same pattern as the first. But with Chelsea’s well-defensive organisation, Wilian was able to break the sequence and score a goal when he scored from the edge of the box.

At this point, Barcelona was put in a spot and Messi, who soon spotted an error of a poor pass from Christensen Andersen, soon closed up the gap.

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All in all, Chelsea played a brilliant game against their contender. And Messi had the good fortune of banking a goal against Chelsea for the first time ever. So yes, it was a well-played match on both sides.

You wouldn’t want to miss any more of this brilliant matches due to hiccups about payments and availability. Why not log on to www.vtpass.com right now to pay your electricity bills and your GOTV, DSTV and Startimes subscriptions. You can, as well, buy your MTN, GLO, Airtel, 9mobile data and airtime by logging on to www.vtpass.com or downloading the VTpass app on Google Play Store. With VTpass, you can embrace the spirit of football and let it soar.