The Big Brother Naija reality TV show has received thumbs down by a foremost Yoruba Traditional ruler, The Arole Oodua and Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi.
The OOni said the annual reality show from the stable of Multi Choice Company of South Africa transmitting a special LOCKDOWN edition does not in any way represent Nigerian youths.
While speaking with youths in his palace as part of the celebration of International Youth Day, on Wednesday, the OOni advocated for that a new reality television that would be beneficial to youths should be put together to replace BBNaija.
According to Ooni of Ife: “Nigerian youths are fond of accusing and abusing our leaders. Stop abusing them. Contribute your own quota.”
“Let’s wear our thinking caps and begin to act like the real future leaders that we are.”
“In the last general election, the total number of votes cast was around 27 million while over 170 million people voted during the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show. It misrepresents the goodness and integrity of the Nigerian youths”.