Chief Sunny Onuesoke, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, and former Delta State gubernatorial aspirant have urged the Federal Government to prohibit the ongoing reality television show, Big Brother Naija.
He urged religious leaders, including Muslim and Christian clerics, to join the call for the program to be banned from Nigerian television.
Allowing an “immoral” show like “Big Brother Naija” to air in Nigeria, according to Onuesoke, could corrode the minds of the younger generation, particularly teenagers.
“BBNaija is an exhibition of recklessness,” he says. We are so enthusiastic about it that we allow it to be broadcast openly on television. It’s an invitation to chaos and a display of nudity. Idleness and immorality are now idolized.
What do open vulgarity, open nudity, and the spread of shamelessness gain us? BBNaija is an abomination in my eyes.
A talent show in the truest sense of the word is not what it appears to be.” Chief Sunny Onuesoke said.
Some adults were locked in an enclosed space and allowed to do whatever came to mind.”
No doubt, societal vices such as kidnapping and banditry are rampant. But destroying or distorting values is the first step in achieving all these other societal vices.
While the social and cultural norms of the society are being eroded, those who oppose the Federal Government plan to ban this show all benefit from it in one way or another
If it were up to the devil, he would condemn it.” The show isn’t something I watch, but from what I’ve read on social media, it’s all about immorality. This is a bad thing if young people condemn it.
The show should be shut down. Having the freedom to do whatever you want is the root cause of the decline of the political order.
This show should be condemned by pastors and imams. That which Big Brother Naija’s house is openly demonstrating is clearly condemned by both the Qur’an and the Scriptures.”
Youths are being misled by this. Making young people salivate back home, wishing they had something like that sudden wealth is totally wrong.”