The adverts that aired confirmed there will be 14 housemates and the series will last for 91 days.
A newspaper in Africa has "confirmed" that Sammy (BB1) will enter the house for Ghana.
The managing director of the channel M-Net Africa, Biola Alabi, promises the series will be "featuring some of the most unforgettable, outspoken, and entertaining housemates of previous editions. All the housemates, both those included in the new show and those who are not on this series, are the true stars of the Big Brother Africa story and we want to celebrate them in all their glory. What better way than to bring back some of the fans' favourite characters for a second chance at the prize?"
Rumours are that Uti Nwachukwu (BB3 - Nigeria), Hannington Kuteesa (BB4 - Uganda), Meryl Shikwambane (BB2 - Namibia), Yacob Yehdego (BB4 - Ethiopia), Kaone Ramontshonyana (BB4 - Botswana), and Lerato Sengadi (BB2 - South Africa) will be in the house from Sunday.
Yacob is the most obvious housemate to enter, as it is assumed there will be one housemate from each country, and Ethiopia has had only Yacob in the show, as they only began to compete in the fourth series of the show.