ANTHONY ADA ABRAHAM writes on why Big Brother Nigeria popularly called BBNaija should respect Nigerian culture and religion
Since the inception of the biggest reality show in Africa, Big Brother Africa, that has witnessed almost all Nigerian housemates in every edition winning the ultimate prize, from Kevin Pam to Uti Nwachukwu to others, it seems that the organisers know it’s only Nigerian votes that have been bringing in the money bag, hence the focus on Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija).
Since the show started off, there has been call to suspend it due to it supposed immoral scenes by housemates who sometimes indulge in some sexcapades only to come and to deny ever have such even when they are caught on camera.
In the 2019 edition, Big Brother Naija housemates, Khafi and Gedoni were caught in the sex act not just once during the game show making out. But when they were evicted, the duo bluntly denied it saying nothing of such happened.
In the 2020 lockdown edition, Ka3na and Praise were caught on camera doing it, but she denied ever doing such even when the eyes of the camera said otherwise.
But when housemates, Erica and Kiddwaya, were caught having sex on Sunday night on different locations in the house in compromised positions, while she was ecstatic, it became obvious that some of them came in with “Konji”.
These sexual and raunchy scenes are the headache of conservative Nigerians who believe such are against the norms and beliefs of the people.
Though many who say these scenes are bad still stay awake to follow the programme, their pain is hinged on the organisers not able to lay down a “No Sex” standing rule.
Many have tagged the show as demonic not because of other parts that are of human interest, but because of the sexual scenes that come from it.
Politicians and others known to have been indicted in one case or the other also called for its cancelation and that hasn’t gone down well with Nigerians.
Some said what has the government offered the youths of the country to prevent them from partaking in such reality shows? While others berated the government for calling the show corrupt while they haven’t been able to stop the continued corruption that is bedevilling the nation.
The show, isn’t about sex for those who are ardent followers, it involves lots of competitiveness which the sex scenes have outshined.
A nitwit and dullard can’t be a part of the competition. Everyone from the rich to the poor are gathered in a house to slug it out for the ultimate prize that has changed many people’s lives.
The fame that comes with the show is everlasting, that’s if they know how to use it. The current host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, who has been anchoring the show since its inception, was once a contestant, though he was evicted, he has used the exposure to be one of the best comperes and media personality in Nigeria today.
There are other Nigerians who are making waves in various entertainment sectors after the game show. It’s not all about the sexcapades in the house, but cohabitation of housemates.
Just like there have been quarrels and strikes in the show, it’s never easy to live in a house with 19 other people of different cultures and beliefs.
The grand prize which includes a N30m cash prize t makes this season’s winnings the biggest since its debut in 2006. The highest prize for a reality TV show on the continent is at stake, why won’t millions of Nigerians want to be part of it?
For the benefit of knowing what the winner would go home with, the breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija Season 5 includes: a N30m cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost; a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller and a trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.
Some majors this week:
Lucy Vows To Make Housemates Lose This Week’s Wager
Lucy got angry on Tuesday night after Kiddwaya made some insensitive and boastful comments.
The housemates had a back and forth argument about the new task given on Tuesday night by Biggie.
Kiddwaya who got angry with other housemates said he was very laid back because he would still be in the house next week unlike the rest of them who are up for eviction.
His statement got Lucy, Dorathy, Wathoni and most of the housemates angry.
Lucy, Dorathy, and Wathoni walked out of the meeting.
Lucy in expressing her anger to Praise vowed not to participate in the task this week and prayed that they lose the task so Kidd can learn a lesson.
Kiddwaya later apologized to all housemates.
Kiddwaya told Tolanibaj to tell Lucy to come to the garden for a short chat.
Lucy, in response said she was not ready to answer the call.
“I don’t need all these theatrics. He can also come here and talk to me.
“This wager, we will lose it this week because of HOH.”
Brighto on the other hand agreed with Lucy, saying, “I think we should lose the wager so that Kiddwaya can see he was wrong.”
After his statement, Kiddwaya had apologised to fellow housemates over his boastful comments on Tuesday. Kidd had said he couldn’t be compared with any of the housemates in the reality TV show. Kidd is the son of a Benue billionaire, Terry Waya. He made the statement while talking to his lover, Erica. He also made a similar comment while addressing the whole house, telling them that he would remain in the house as the Head of House for next week, while some of them would be evicted on Sunday.
His boastful attitude had angered his fellow housemates, most notably Ozo and Wathoni.
Kiddwaya had told Erica, “I don’t take things seriously in this house; if I did, I would have had issues with some housemates. I know what I have outside; my net worth cannot be compared with them outside here.
“Nobody compares. They don’t compare to me, not like I am bragging or something but, my net worth, my bank account don’t compare to them.”
But he apologised on Wednesday morning, saying his comments were “quite insensitive but not an attack on anybody.”
Neo Is Fake, He Is Pretending – Brighto
Brighto, on Wednesday said Neo was “fake and pretentious.”
Brighto during the fitness session on Wednesday told Kiddwaya that Neo was only playing the pity card and also bragged a lot.
According to him, he tries to paint a picture of pity.
He said: “Neo is pretending, I like him, he is my guy, but he is pretending. He came in with a script.
“He came in to paint himself as something different meanwhile the other side, there is another story and the viewers are seeing everything.
“Most times, he talks in code, like whenever he talks to Nengi. He is trying to paint a picture that people outside should be considerate, they should take a look at where he is coming from.”
He, however, advised the current Head of House, Kiddwaya, to be himself.
“Neo talks too much and brags a lot.”