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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Ooni Of Ife Says BBNaija Show Misrepresents Nigerian Youths

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, on Wednesday added his powerful voice to the calls for the scrapping of Big Brother Nigeria reality show, also called BBNaija.








The great monarch said the show misrepresents “the goodness and integrity of the Nigerian youths”.

Instead, the Ooni advocated for a new show that will be more beneficial to the youths.

The new show already has a willing sponsor, Elizabeth Jack Rich, founder of Elizabeth Jack-Rch Aid Foundation

The Ooni spoke in Ile-Ife at an interaction with scores of youths who visited him as part of the celebration of International Youth Day.

The monarch’s guests are members of the Nigerian Youth Council.

He described the youths as the country’s untapped immeasurable wealth and resources and urged them to take leadership roles.

Without mincing words, the Ooni knocked the youths for misplacing their priorities.

He appealed to them to redeem themselves as a matter of urgent public importance.

"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?” Ooni asked.

The monarch suggested a new reality show, which will project the country’s values and tradition.

He urged leaders of the National Youth Council of Nigeria to work out plans on the show, which will be called, “The Big Nigeria Reality Show”.

“The proposed show will be structured in a way that young professionals, talented individuals and others across several field of endeavour will be showcased and helped to reach their peak.

“This would help the participants and also help viewers to have access to people that can be seen as role models,” Ooni added.

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52 comments:

  1. We are waiting for the said show.

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    1. I absolutely agree with him

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    2. All these people that condemn the BBN without providing alternatives for the youths amaze me, is it just by sitting in the comfy of your home and keep condemning what takes the youths mind of incessant suicide, everyday diversion and lootin of government funds, not providing jobs for the youths after graduation or learning skills, even the youths they sent abroad to study, the said Government will share and divert their school fees. When you don't have any programme to better the lot of youths in a country what moral justification do you have to tell them what to watch or subscribe to with their hard earned money. In the heat of the pandemic, no youth was given a kobo for air time or subscription, so what is their own.

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    3. Replace it what SHOW? the Show that will promote Tribalism and further more Division amongst Nigerians back home in Nigeria because it will now be unless you are Yoruba or Ibo or Hausa or Tiv or Fulani, you can not be on it. All these warped people, Nigerian youths have been depressed and the rate of Suicide had been so high but for some reason since this BBN started I have not read a single news on any Blog about someone taking their own life because they are slightly engaged with watching it and listening to contestants who were broke but got in to the house and hopeful for a breakthrough.. Big Brother is entirely an Entertainment Show on a Cable network and not a national grid station, here In the United Kingdom, Big Brother and Love island all air on other pay per view stations and not the BBC stations, there is so much to learn on Big Brother because you learn the different behavioural patterns of human beings and also improve yourself, even outside, people meet people and start dating, Big Brother empowers their contestants and gey so many out of poverty with the platform whether we like it or not, I have a friend who is a cousin to a former BBN contestant, I know how dependant this former BBN contestant was on my friend who is here in London, every week, pleading for money, after BBN she is now so solid taking care of her parents and siblings now, and doing well with endorsemsnt. Start your own show and let Big Brother be, the sky is so big for all.

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  2. Well said ,Ooni. I still don’t know why they stopped Gulder Ultimate Search. It was entertaining, brainstorming, educative & no room or time for romance.Was it rated 18? Can they bring it back pls? Who do we tag to see ds clamor?

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    1. The likes of LIFE, HERO, 33,LEGEND, EAGLE STOUT and etc has made it hard for GULDER to sell as it used to. So they are not making the kind of money they used to make before all these new brand came out. So they have to stop

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    2. Maybe no profit.

      Mtn project fame also endded, maybe due to the fine mtn was paying

      Nigerians are hypocrites abeg. We were a handful that promoted cowbell mathematics competion and also sparks science competition, both educational reality shows. One Hanty has been ranting on Facebook. What has she done, in her little way, to encourage scholars in her neighborhood. Even just one Biro or words of encouragement. Tufiakwa

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    3. Project Fame and who wants to be a millionaire too

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    4. @Olodo
      What are you saying, that fornication on national TV is entertainment and intergrity?
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    5. Then why is he the god father to Bambam and Teddy A that met at BBN and got married latter if he can condemned the program this much.

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  3. THAT BARRACK BOY13 August 2020 at 10:15

    But the bbn couple that has sex on national TV are your God children, they go to your palace every now and then to greet you,

    Please you don't need to watch

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    1. Don’t mind him . Better serve your olokun in peace and leave bbnaija alone. By all means promote your show but don’t bring another down.

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    2. Thank you......I don't know why some people feel they dictate how others live their lives.

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    3. God bless you I didn't even see your comment before I typed my.

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  4. I am not a fan of the show though

    We have never watched the show for once since inception

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  5. Na wa o... enough with this big brother this, big brother that already... i don't watch big brother but i believe people should live and let live... those that watch the show are adults and can decide for themselves and just because someone watches bbn doesn't make them useless or unserious, they just find it entertaining.

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    1. Too blessed to be cursed13 August 2020 at 10:48

      Na live and lets live na we take reach where we dey so, until our tenth generation will come ,we will be living and ler live. Issshhh

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    2. People that steal government money and start fainting any how, when they are asked for accountability are here judging the youths for enjoying their past times

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    3. What the youths see especially the young and impressionable ones is important. There is a subtle programming that goes on to manipulate the minds of people with the shows they watch. This is affecting present and coming generations. We may like to pretend and look the other way, but we know that youths easily access these shows not just on television, but social media at the click of a button. And we wonder at the increase in crime, sexual violence, lack of morals, suicide, ritualists, get rich quick thinking etc. I agree with the Ooni. My people let us learn to encourage what is good and discourage what is bad. We as a society will pay the price if we do nothing.

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    4. That’s true oh! When they see a previous set of bbnaija make love on the show, now every new season somebody must make love on national tv. That’s the power and the impact of what you see. We don’t have to teach our children that it’s good to be a dog that can make love any where any how. As human beings we owe ourselves some kind of respect and dignity, that’s why we are higher beings than animals. I believe that show is none sense even the American version is more decent than the bbnaija.

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  6. There is nothing wrong with big brother, enough of this hypocrisy already.
    The complaint should be some of the content of the show and advise the show producers to talk to their contestants on how to behave, not entirely condemn it.
    If they want to start another show to showcase whatever they want, they should do that....i’d watch it and still watch big brother.
    Stella please we need a reality show from this blog too. Lots of characters Abeg.

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    1. Still the same thing. If it is good you won't clamor for the content to be changed. No one would be able to fault a good show. Let us call a spade a spade.

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    2. Anon I only have a problem with some contents In the show. Dsnt mean I’d support them shutting down the show entirely.
      It’s still a good show to me. They are talking about empowering youths and big brother is doing exactly that.
      So i feel if they should complain about anything, it should be some of the content, not the entire show. What I jst find confusing is that it’s the people that don’t watch it that complains about it the most. So how on earth do you know what it’s about?

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  7. THAT BARRACK BOY13 August 2020 at 10:33

    We all want to have and live like The Western world but quick to shut other stuff that makes the western world because they don't go with our moral and sometimes religious beliefs but the co-operation and poor infrastructure/amenties are welcome by those people that conderm bbn

    The show is not everybody, it is not by Force to watch, it is on cable TV, NBC don't have right on things that are aired on cable TV unless the station or channels is free to air so it cannot be banned

    For example, smoking, porn, runs girls cannot be stop by government cause we use our MONEY, to buy those things, the government can guide us but cannot stop it, it is like for cable TV , it is our MONEY we use in buying it, government only set rules to block some channels in a way of guilding us against it, and that's the only thing they can do nothing more, nothing less, after all everybody in the show are above 21, what is Nigeria legal age again?... They even added 3 years to it

    Have you ever wonder why NBC will banned some music video and content but your soundcity and hiptv still show them?.. it because it on cable TV, government cannot tell us what to buy unlike the station is free to air, but in radio it is different cause most of the stations are free to air, we don't pay to listen to it

    Period!!!!

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  8. Na big brother be ona problem for this country. The show will soon end, after it they should do whatever they want.

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  9. He must be a Joker.. Bbn is not stoping any time soon.. Is not byforce to watch 198, biko they are other channels to watch on Dstv.. he can tune to that.. Rather let him tell Dstv to Remove 198 for him...

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  10. Teddy, Bambam, Seyi & a few others that took part paid u a courtesy visit & u never mentioned ur distaste for d show. U also support Nollywood & d music industry, including those scenes rated 18. What do we believe now? Analysts will soon come for him.

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  11. A fool calls sin enjoyment.

    Proverbs 10:23 BSB
    "The fool delights in shameful conduct, but a man of understanding has wisdom."

    Proverbs 23:9 NLT
    "Don’t waste your breath on fools, for they will despise the wisest advice."

    Nigerian youths!๐Ÿ™‍♀️๐Ÿ™‍♀️๐Ÿ™‍♀️

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  12. if only we all know that BBN is always a distraction,esp when thecountry is on fire. they keep the minds of the so called leaders of tommorow busywith things that can never help or improve their tomorow. when were done bn stupid, we will wake up and do the right things.

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  13. So fornication on national tv is "goodness and integrity?"
    ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค๐Ÿค

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  14. All these ancestors and elders lamenting about BBN, do you guys know the meaning of entertainment? Like seriously! So you want us to be in constant depression over thรฉ what nots you guys have been metting on the masses! Please for the love for God, Allow some of us be relaxed and entertained. We aren’t complaining. Since y’all have an opinion, why didn’t you come up with something before now! How many of you have even bothered to sponsor the educating shows! Let’s say you are even bothered, how many have you championed or sponsored! ๐Ÿ˜’

    Kindly leave BBN out of whatever opinion you think you have and save it for those who interested. Some of us aren’t interested.

    People trying to kill the little things that brings fun to people.

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    1. Entertainment can be clean. Just saying.........

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    2. The white enchantress,I don't know about the others, but except you are in your teens or 20's, the Ooni cannot be regarded as an ancestor in relation to you. He is 46 years old. Even older than Oba Elegushi of Lagos.

      Just thought to share this with you.

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    3. @Enchant
      Fornication on national TV is your definition of entertainment, really?
      So why don't you subscribe to porn sites then?
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    4. I said what I said and that’s my opinion. I didn’t solicit for anyone’s opinion or view. Kindly steer off my comment. No one forced you and them to watch it.

      @dundee, you obviously a porn site member hence all you see in BBN is that. By their words, you shall know them.

      I said what I said to whoever it’s meant for. Deal with it.

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    5. @Enchant
      deal with what, porn on national TV?

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  15. Channel same energy to Nigerian leaders Sir.

    This show is still going to change the life of the winner and all those who participated if they make good use of the opportunities that will come after the show. BBN this, BBN that.

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  16. You people should leave the show alone now, we are not complaining. Why not channel this energy to stop porn sites and make Nigeria better instead. I repeat, nothing wrong with big brother naija show, besides you can block the channel if you want to. so please what is our problem! Nigeria is full of hypocrites, I swear. These same people would watch secretly then come out to spill trash. Nonsense and ingredients.

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  17. If it is scrapped, then what? Will things get better for us in this nation?

    I do not watch bbnaija but why do we like to major on minor issues? Like this is a non issue, we have bigger issues than bbnaija for crying out loud. Bbnaija is for entertainment purposes, just like other shows are for entertaining, enlightening and informing.

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  18. Without mincing words, the Ooni knocked the youths for misplacing their priorities. Typical of a Nigerian youth.

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  19. Oga face your throne matters mbok.
    That platform has helped alot of youths, what has the govt done for the youths??

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  20. All these idiots that don't watch the show but are quick to condemn it should pls shut up! This week the house is educating viewers about consent and rape. They are also talking about history of Nigeria. That is educative! All you hear about the show is sex, sex, sex..have any of you ever seen the housemates having sex? Rubbish! This is just for 3 months and it is def not the problem of Nigeria. People watch different things for entertainment; football, movies, tv series, bbnaija! So pls leave us alone. Bbnaija also provides employment. Apart from the housemates, people are employed to work on the show during this period, people that work behind the scene. So pls shut up! It is not by force to watch it.

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  21. Well said kabiyesi. Unfortunately, the youths don't think they need help! Opss

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  22. Wake up, Nigerian youths and and see whats going on around you. Open your eyes and take a stand while you still can. Alot is going on around you and trivialities are thrown at you to cause distractions.He who has ears let him hear.

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  23. In my opinion, I think BBN is a waste of money and a money grabber for Nigerians. I have been watching BB since the days of Bayo from BBA and I also watch BBAmerica, I must say BBN is such a mess. BBN to me stopped being a game after Efe and Bisola's season, gosh even Ebuka's season was better. This recent set of BBN housemates just come in to show fake ass, breast and by force relationship, sex. There is no realistic content, only relationship shipping and cuddling up as if we are watching The Bachelor.
    The Big brother franchise is not a love or romance reality show, unfortunately it seems the BBN housemates know what Nigerians want, hence the shipping and nonsense Saturday parties, showcasing fake ass. In BBAmerica same as BBCanada, they may fall in love, cuddle and do some nonsense but you can tell the priority is the game. BBamerica does not do public voting, the public only votes for America's favorite housemate or they vote when they want a twist in a house. I just feel like BBN is a money making venture that swindles Nigerians of their money, even people that don't have much will be spending money to vote and fighting over faves that don't know them.
    Please this is my opinion o and it is not fight, you are entitled to yours as well.

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  24. How can 20(abi how many are they again)youths paint the whole COUNTRY in bad light??I HARDLY watch the show but I catch up here and on IG,why would I be angry because of BBN??why can't we focus on what our REAL problems are in naija?nobody is forced to watch but I dont AGREE it affects anyone of us in ANY WAY!!

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  25. BBN must stay. How else do you entertain millions of losers in life in Nigeria?

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  26. The fact that some of us here are vigorously defending the show and disparaging The Ooni's criticism, shows how bad our values has been compromised, there is fire on the mountain and nobody seem to be on the run๐Ÿ˜ฐ. BBN does nothing but the promotion of illicit sex and manipulation glorified at national Television! May God help us.

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  27. Well said Ooni...As a youth like me, i understand your advice I agree with you and I'm running with it...may God give us the future leaders wisdom esp in a failed country as ours

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  28. We the youths of this generation in Nigeria needs to start to show some restrain the spotlight is going to be on us Soon

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  29. The number of voters up there is saddening,we Know votes don't count but we still need to play our own individual part it is our fundamental right

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