Big Brother Naija season five has officially set sail but this time, not without some glitches.

The launch of the new season aptly tagged 'Big Brother Naija Lockdown' began eight minutes later than its scheduled 7:00 pm WAT with show host, Ebuka introducing the new house, its rules and eventually, the housemates.

Season 5 launch began with a technical glitch [Twitter/@pulsenigeria247]
Season 5 launch began with a technical glitch [Twitter/@pulsenigeria247]

First, a tour of the house

Here is a glimpse of the new Big Brother house [Twitter]
Here is a glimpse of the new Big Brother house [Twitter]

Big Brother's house shows up some exciting new features including a first of its kind salon, a revamped head of house lounge and a disinfection tunnel to usher the housemates into the house.

Meet the housemates

After over two weeks of compulsory isolation and Covid-19 testing, the housemates were ready to be ushered into the show for a whole new season of premium entertainment.

The first five housemates had bodies fitting demigods with conspiracies on top of their to-do lists. First was Ozo with a knack for playing pranks then the singing bird Vee.

Ozo was the first Lockdown housemate to enter the house [Twitter/bbnaija]
Ozo was the first Lockdown housemate to enter the house [Twitter/bbnaija]

This year, fans have a glimpse at royalty with the third housemate Prince. Lilo the go-getter followed shortly and in her wake was the fun loving TrikyTee. Other new housemates include Lucy, Kiddwaya, Dorathy who seems to be a quick favorite, Praise, Wathoni, Tochi, Ka3na, the 6ft 5 Eric, Erica, Bright O, Kaisha, Neo, Tolanibaj, Laycon and the final housemate, Nengi.

Dorathy might be a quick favourite for the online fans [Twitter/@bbnaija]
Dorathy might be a quick favourite for the online fans [Twitter/@bbnaija]

For this season, the stakes got higher with a 85 million Naira worth of prizes to be won but the voting options also got a face-lift. Asides voting via SMS and mobile, the organizers have introduced the tier voting style which will see higher voting slots for different DSTV subscriptions.

With the housemates all in and getting acquainted over food and laughs, it is safe to say we are officially in for 10 weeks of mind blowing reality television.

Are you ready for this?