Unconfirmed reports have it that the federal government of Nigeria has taken a step to ban the Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality tv show if organizers of the show do not modify sexually explicit contents in the reality TV show.
The report says that the FGN has lodged a complaint with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) over sex and nude being displayed in the show and warned that drastic actions in being taken against BBNaija and its organizers. The FGN source also revealed a proposed plan to launch a modified version of the reality show on Startimes if the organizers of BBNaija do not adhere to the complaint.
According to FGN source, the modified version is expected to showcase the true Nigerian culture, where Nigerian foods will be eaten and Nigerian dresses worn in the house.
This the report said was revealed by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) Director-General, Otunba Segun Runsewe, when he was paid a courtesy visit by the President of the National Council of Women Societies Dr Gloria Shoda.
The NCAC DG also revealed that NCAC will push for the passage of the 2008 Nudity Bill titled ‘A Bill for an Act to punish and prohibit nudity, sexual intimidation and other-related offenses in Nigeria,’ sponsored by the former chairperson, Senate Committee on Women and Youth, Eme Ekaette.
“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 assured.
“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 the 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 BBNaija 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” he added.
On her own part, the NCWS President said she was concerned with the negative impact the live sex has on Nigerian youths.
“Having 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.”
It will be recalled that many Nigerians have cried out the past weeks citing uncensored sexual contents in the Big brother house.
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