Big Brother Nigeria, AKA BBNaija has always been a controversial show and this is so mostly because of the sexual content on display.
This and a lot more has prompted the Federal Government to lodge a complaint with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) against BBNaija.
The government didn’t stop there and they are now planning to launch an alternative show to BBNaija that is supposed to showcase Nigerian culture in a positive light.
The National Council for Arts and Culture Director-General, Otunba Segun Runsewe, spoke about this while receiving Gloria Shoda, President of the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS).
There are also plans underway to re-present the 2008 Nudity Bill titled ‘A Bill for an Act to punish and prohibit nudity, sexual intimidation and other-related offences in Nigeria, with the hopes that it would curb some of the excesses seen around nowadays.
“We are going to represent that bill You can’t fight a battle without a legal framework; we are definitely going to be conscious of that”, Runsewe promised.
“I will take up the issue of Big Brother Naija; I have spoken with officials of the National Broadcasting Commission because what is going on now is terrible. Having love affairs on screen is not part of our own culture at all.
“Let me use this forum to tell Nigerians that a new Big Brother Naija is on its way coming and we are working with Startimes. We are doing BBN that will reflect the true Nigerian culture. We are already working on it, all that will be eaten there will be Nigerian food, the dresses will be Nigerian dresses”
Shoda on her part worried that the exposure to such sexual content could have an adverse effect on Nigerian youth,
“Having a live sex on stage is the thing affecting my sensibility and it is impacting negatively on the young children coming up. Does it mean that they can’t abstain from sex for three months? I’m condemning the sex content on BBN.”