There is a television program that has been making waves in Nigeria called Big Brother Nigeria (BBN). It has been an instant commercial success with very high ratings that attract big corporate sponsors, but it has also provoked serious condemnation in many quarters as lacking in the least of moral compass and rather encourages the degradation of societal decency especially among the youths. The writer of the piece below seems to sum it up as follows: "Nigeria is broke morally and financially, yet the sponsors are wasting millions of Naira on a highly immoral program."
Read the full review below and let us know what is your take.
Immorality In Our Living Room: The Big Brother Naija Show - Source Adewunmi on Social Media Forum
```There's a notorious program currently going on called THE BIG BROTHER NAIJA. The winner of this notorious show is expected to walk away with a whopping N25 million and a breathtaking car. All that is required to win this show is to be Live with a bunch of fellow crazy, irresponsible people, do all sorts of immoral things, and, viola, you're the winner.
Next thing, you're called a celebrity, winning big advertisement contracts and becoming the face of multinational companies.
If only there could be an educating version of this program. If only they could house some intelligent people in like manner and make them compete for similar prizes. But, no! Our people do not encourage sanity. Our society promotes evil over good, indecency over decency, immorality over morality, and ungodliness over godliness.
The best in Mathematics competitions will go home with either a carton of cowbell milk or Indomie noodles, ridiculous stipends and laughable prizes. Yet these morons in BBN will earn millions for coming to suck breasts, speak thrash, display nudity, and get under the sheets on International TVs.
Our rich individuals, companies and corporate organizations will spend huge sums of money sponsoring dirty shows like BBN and Beauty Pageants where they will enthrone satanic activities, display nudity, molest our under aged girls, and make them win on bottom power rather than on real beauty and brains. Can anyone forget the Anambra State born Chidinma Okeke saga in a hurry?
What a wasted generation! What a time! How do we raise, nurture and produce the next Chike Obis, Chinua Achebes, Wole Soyinkas, Cyril Stover, Apostle Olatunde Adekunle, and yes, P.O.C. Akorefes???? What foundation are we laying for coming generations? What message of hope and legacy are we leaving behind? What epistle are we sending to the future to testify to it that the past made some level of contributions. Is Immorality the legacy we really want to hand down to the next generation? Are we not losing our minds?
Let all people of goodwill come together and raise alarm against this dirty program. Let us all with one voice and in unison say, "We've had enough of this nonsense." Let us blow the trumpet in Zion and declare war on these encouragers of evil tendencies and promoters of these demonic program targeted at our highly impressionable youths. We should see that this program is replaced with a more intelligent and educative program.
Nigeria is broke morally and financially, yet the sponsors are wasting millions of Naira on a highly immoral program. Please what is the lesson that one can learn from this Big Brother show? What can our YOUTHS pick from it? I know this kind of write up doesn't get many shares. But if we keep quiet, then we are silent conspirators.
So share. Share until a thought process is provoked in the heart of everyone and we can stand up to say, Enough of this nonsense."```
- Author unknown/Anonymous
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