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!

Why Your Transaction on VTpass Might Fail and What to do

While at VTpass we take every measure to ensure every transaction you carry out is successful; we are equally awake of failed transactions that can occur at times.

The majority of failed transactions are down to network issues or processing errors. In this article, we would explain why transactions on VTpass might fail and what you can do about it.

Network affecting bank payment

Payment might fail if network failure prevents your bank from confirming a transfer you initiated. Sever downtime at your bank might be responsible for this. In some cases, your bank might debit you without VTpass would receiving the payment.

The simple solution to this is to consult your bank in the event of a debit or contact VTpass support to know the status of your transaction. If your transaction hasn’t gone through, it’s best you wait a while, then try again when the network is stable.

Entering wrong card details

This is so common and perfectly understandable. Making mistakes while entering card details such as bank name, card number, CVV, etc. would prevent any transaction from going through.

Solution: simply enter your correct card details to ensure a successful transaction. Alternatively, you can activate VTpass instant wallet funding to save yourself the stress and errors of using the card every time.

Entering wrong dealer details

Similar to the reason above, entering the wrong meter number when paying electricity bills; wrong IUC or smartcard number when subscribing to your decoder, etc. would cause a transaction failure. The system would either reject the payment process, or it would stall.

In this case, the solution is to restart the payment process and enter the correct dealer details. If you have been debited upon entering a wrong dealer detail, kindly contact VTpass support to advice you on what to do.

However, we advise you to ensure the correct dealer details every time as certain payments (for example, payment made for a wrong meter number) CANNOT be refunded.

Service downtime with a service provider

No one can be blamed for this. When a service provider is experiencing downtime, payments for that particular service might fail. For example; if IKEDC is experiencing a service downtime, payments for IKEDC during the downtime would fail.

To resolve this, simply wait until the downtime passes before initiating payment for the service again.

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We are always there for you

Whatever might be the cause of a failed transaction, we are always there to resolve it for you. Simply contact VTpass support by chatting us live on the website or app, sending a mail to support@vtpass.com or calling 08138752358.

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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Football Returns! Official Resumption Dates of Major Leagues

The past three months have been horrible for the world of football due to the global pandemic. The king of sports was suspended in many leagues globally, pending the die down of Coronavirus, and fans just can’t wait for its resumption.

Our fight over Covid-19 took a winning edge two months back, enough to allow the resumption of minor economic activities as well as sports world over. Since then, football fans have been looking over their shoulders expectantly.

Major leagues are officially scheduled to resume at several dates in the month of June! German Bundesliga officially resumed on May 16 and gave everyone a headstart of what to expect from post-pandemic football:

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How Football might be different post-pandemic

  • No fans in the stands. Football resumption would see matches been played behind closed doors. Only players, team staffs, technical people, news crews, police, stadium workers, and a few others would be allowed into stadiums on match days.
  • Sanitization before substitution. It’s weird but players coming into an on-going game might have to sanitize themselves before stepping on the pitch. The usual hand-claps or embraces between the out-going and incoming players would stop for now.
  • Wearing face marks. The opening derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke had players on the bench putting on face masks and sitting two feet away from each other. This protective measure can equally apply to other leagues upon resumption.
  • Solo goal celebration. Goals make football and celebrating them adds to the fun. However, players may be advised to keep from touch/contact styles of celebration as seen from Haaland’s goal against Schalke.

Official Resumption dates of Major Leagues

Now to the main gist, here are dates of football resumption for the top 3 European leagues:

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English Barclays Premier League (EPL)

Known as the king of European football, the EPL is set to return on June 17 with a heavyweight match in the offing: Manchester City Vs Arsenal! Eyebrows are raised as to how the first EPL match after over 90 days would look like.

Liverpool FC is top of the table and with just 3 wins away from the trophy, the famous league action is set to focus more on the adrenaline run among clubs for top four Championship League qualification!

Spanish La Liga Santander

Favorite among lovers of technical gameplay, La Liga would make an earlier return than the EPL. The famous, hotly contested derby match between Real Betis and Sevilla would restart the league on June 11.

Defending champions Barcelona are two points ahead of Real Madrid at the top of the table with 11 matches remaining.

The top-4 quest is tighter than ever this season with Real Sociedad, Sevilla, Getafe, and Athletico de Madrid all punching hard for a place in 2021 Champions League!

Italian Seria A

Everyone would understand if Seria A authorities decide to terminate the unfinished 2019/20 season, but that’s not the case. Lovers of tactical defensive football can smile with relief as Seria A action would return on 20th June.

The announcement was made by the country’s sports minister, Vincenzo Spadafora. With leaders Juventus just one point clear second-placed Lazio, there are still a lot of title-claiming actions to see.

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UEFA Champions League

We decided to save the best for the last. While fans of different leagues are excited at the return of their favorite football, all eyes are itching to see the completion of the top-flight competition.

When Athletico de Madrid performed a stunt against Liverpool at Anfield in a match that saw them win 3-2, fans simply knew the 2019/2020 Champions League was set to provide top entertainment in the final rounds.

We would have to wait longer as UEFA announced that the Champions League would likely resume on August 7-8.

The French Ligue Un was ended with PSG announced winners while the Dutch Eredivisie was named null: no winners, no relegations.

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To catch all of the footballing actions returning, subscribe your GOtv, DStv, or StarTimes decoder. Don’t wait to be told of the showdowns.

News: Changes in the MultiChoice prices and bouquets

Top-up your mobile data for any network (MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile, or Smile) to stay in touch with the latest happenings as regards football resumption.

See you on the action side!

Why Your Decoder isn’t Reconnected After Subscribing for a GOtv or DStv Package.

It can be annoying not to get your GOtv or DStv viewing immediately after subscribing for a bouquet. That thing dey pain eh! You curl up on the sofa or balance in relaxation mode to catch the latest TV program only to see a blank screen.

The frustration is frustrating.

At VTpass, we are concerned about our users not being able to enjoy their viewing immediately after subscription. That is why we have put together several reasons that can be responsible for this and what you can do to speed up viewing when it happens.

The following are probable reasons why you may not view pictures after subscribing:

Read now! Changes in GOtv or DStv bouquets and prices, 2020

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Your Decoder is Switched off

If your decoder was not switched on at the time of payment (which is a requirement for auto re-connection), viewing might not be reconnected automatically. Whenever you wish to renew GOtv or DStv subscription, always ensure that your decoder is turned on to ensure smooth reconnection. 

Solution: When viewing doesn’t show as a result of this, a reconnection request has to be sent to Multichoice before you can be reconnected. Kindly contact VTpass support to do this. Alternatively, you can also follow the RESET instruction on the TV screen.

Downgrade/Upgrade of Package

Reconnection would be delayed if you have just changed your package (upgrade/downgraded your normal monthly bouquet). For example, you normally subscribe DStv Family then changed to DStv Access or vise versa.

Solution: In this case, Multichoice has to be contacted to confirm the upgrade/downgrade of your package. Contact VTpass support, we would handle this for you.

Good to know! Changes in GOtv or DStv bouquets and prices, 2020

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Payment to a Wrong Smartcard number

“Oops!”, that’s the word, but yes, this can happen. If you made subscription payment to a wrong smartcard or IUC number, your decoder would not be subscribed, obviously. Gbesee!

But not to panic, there is a way out.

Solution: Simply call up Multichoice support lines (+234 908 236 8533 for DStv or +234 803 904 4688 for GOtv) to request a transfer of funds.

You will need to provide the identification document and proof of payment then send an email to Multichoice stating the wrong smartcard you paid to and the correct smartcard number the payment should be transferred to.

Network issues

The familiar problem with anything online in Nigeria is the occasional bad network and really, no one can help it. If reconnection is been delayed as a result of network jam, the only solution is to wait a few minutes and your decoder would resume viewing.

For GOtv, you can always do a manual reset yourself when this happens. Kindly follow the instructions broadcasted on GO channel 1.

We hope this information helps someone catch up on TV entertainment faster. Subscribe your GOtv or DStv to never miss out. For further inquiries, kindly chat VTpass support through the web or mobile app or call 08138752358.

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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!

5 Factors To Consider Before Quitting A Job

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

While many would agree that the biggest reason for staying at a job is the financial incentive earned, others would disagree and throw in reasons like one’s passion, the pursuit of a new challenge, opportunities to learn, etc.

Nevertheless, most people would discover that money is still one of the biggest factors that determine the decision when a better job offer comes along.

It is not unreasonable to be money-driven however, there are other factors to consider and questions to ask before making a decision, including;

What do I want for my job, career, and life?

Most people make a huge mistake while quitting their job thinking they’ll just update their resume and start networking without being thoughtful about what their wants and how to get there.

For instance, studying to become a medical doctor maybe interesting but it will not help you achieve the flexible schedule you want. So also, if you’d like to make a career change, think about all the necessary steps. They may include more school, lower pay, or working your way up from the bottom–again.

What can you get from your current job?

If you love your current job and only have a problem with the payment, you may consider asking for a justifiable raise from your boss.

However, if your employer is unable to review your salary, you can negotiate for other incentives like flexible working hours, etc.

Also, outline your job description and compare it with the industry pay-scale to see if your current pay matches.

Do I have enough saved to cover nine to 12 months of expenses?

Financial planner, Susan Hirshman says a few years ago she told people to save enough for six months of expenses. Now she tells people they need nine to 12 months. 

Hirshman suggests mapping out fixed expenses like credit cards, transportation, and food, as well as factoring in the “what if” costs. 

Is the Time right?

The best factor to consider before quitting a job is the timing.

Consider if you have commitments that you have to fulfill. Are you’re in the middle of a busy season or working on a big project? You may want to honor those commitments so that your team isn’t left behind and you’re able to leave on good terms.

Also, it might be smart to wait a little longer if you’d like to receive your quarterly bonus, holiday vacation, and other bonuses.

Do I have the support of my family and friends?

Not many consider this factor but quitting your job affects the people in your life, so it’s important that you have an honest conversation with your family first. Your spouse or children may need to help or at least participate in some of your cost-cutting plans and need to be involved from the beginning.

Having a support system of friends or close colleagues who can help keep you on track while looking for a new job would be in your best interest.

In Summary;

Switching or quitting a job may sound fancy and look a lot more interesting than it actually is, which is why it is advisable to consider all factors before making a decision. If you are only interested in looking for simple ways to earn extra income, be sure to add VTpass partnership programs to your checklist.

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