No doubt the Big Brother Naija reality TV show has captured the hearts of many Nigerians but a number of political and religious leaders have condemned the show and asked that it be scrapped because of the sexual activities that sometimes take place in the house.
Apparently, traditional leaders have also joined in showing their dissatisfaction for the reality TV show as the Ooni of Ife Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi has spoken on that regard.
He spoke to Nigerian youths during the recently held International Youth’s Day and shared his thoughts about their love for BBNaija.
While speaking, the Ooni of Ife compared how millions of youths vote during BBNaija to how they vote during the general elections.
He further some on how youths prefer to comment on sexual related contents that happened during the show on the internet than on topics about how to bring development to the country.
According to reports from NAN, the Ooni of Ife said youths are fond of asking leaders to do better without wanting to contribute their own quota.
“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.
“This is a practical reality of who Nigerian youths are and where our priorities lie as Nigerians.
“The funny side in all of these is that we still go to bed, have a good sleep and wake up with the hope to meet a Nigeria we didn’t create. Nigerian Youths! Nigerian Youths!! Nigerians Youths!!!
“Unfortunately, every time I talk about this kind of attitude, everyone just laugh and move on. What kind of nation are we building?
“When people say this country, or what kind of country is this, they are indirectly saying these people – it is the people that make a country; so what kind of Nigerian youths are we?”
Oba Adeyeye then suggested a show that will project our value and tradition as Nigerians and suggested that it be called “The Big Nigeria Reality Show”.