Some Nigerians have condemned the Big Brother Naija (BBN) show saying it is a profitable show, but a cause for alarm.
The third season tagged “Double Wahala,” commenced some weeks ago with 20 contestants competing for a N45 million prize and a brand new SUV.
Some of the viewers of the programme said the show was “an insult to their intelligence as it promotes immorality among contestants.”
They condemned how the housemates were kissing each other as if they had been legitimately being married.
Mrs Olabisi Afolabi, a mother of two teenagers said, “BBNaija becomes addictive when one indulges in watching it.
“I always engage my children in productive activities while the show is on.
“My children are under eighteen. They should not be exposed to anything that is pornographic in nature.”
For Abimbola Coker, BBNaija shows should be censored by government approved regulatory agencies to remove all obscene portions before transmitting it for public consumption.
“Obscenity and nudity become rampant in the show and such should not be encouraged in our society.”
According to Samson Ogunsunlade, “BBN has shaped the perspectives of youths to glamorize or embrace unethical and immoral scenes as if it is a convention.
“It is an avenue to make fast money without meritorious cause and a perverse drama costumed with the facade called ‘entertainment’.”
Some viewers said that the organisers of the show should improve on its organisation to make it more educative because many teenagers were watching either legally or illegally.
“A balance should be created between fun and depth.”
They, while comparing the 2018 show with the 2017 edition with the theme ” See Gobe”, said that the 2018 show had not been entertaining enough.
This is the second week the show kicked off and many Nigerians had said that it was not entertaining enough.
Cassandra Smith, a banker, said that the housemates were not serious and it appeared that they were more interested in catching some fun in the house than winning the whopping prize money of N45 million.
She said they looked unambitious and were attending to issues nonchalantly referring to when the housemates lost their wager in their first week in the house.
“The housemates are not serious, they are there to entertain us, and they are not doing anything serious that compared to the housemates from the 2017 edition.
“They should be made to sit up and entertain the viewers because that is the essence of the show,” she said.
Also, Hope Samson, an Accounting student of University of Lagos said that Biggy’s voice which was one of the endearing factors to the show was not audible enough.
Samson said that Biggy’s voice was a brand on its own and wondered why such loud and baritone voice would be changed this year to such that was not audible enough.
“Biggy’s voice should be as clear and audible as that of 2017 because we see that voice as an attraction to watch the show,’’ she said.
Mr Alao Lawal said that the scrolling pad on the television screen was not clear enough for viewers to read comments.
“ To me, the show has been interesting, mostly at night during their daily task but the information pad on the screen has very tiny characters which make it difficult to read through except one moves closer to the television screen.
“I expect that this should be improved on,” he said.
Elizabeth Afolabi, a staff member with a courier service said that the show had been boring as only a handful of the housemates had been entertaining so far.
Afolabi advised Biggy to work on them so that they would be themselves and stop being pretentious.
“ In my own opinion, I am always finding the show boring each time I watch it because I feel the housemates are still pretending to be what they are not.
” Biggy should think of more tasking activities that will force them to bring out their true persons,” she said.
Mr John Ayilara said that the show should inculcate educative activities and minimise obscene scenes which could influence children negatively.
“ I see no sense in watching something that will not influence me positively and my children will not be able to come and join me to watch.
“Indecent scenes should be avoided so that when children switch on the television set on their own, they should not be welcomed with immoral acts, ” he said.
Couple killed in fatal crash on wedding day
A New Jersey woman and her fiance were killed while driving to their wedding in Berks County, Pennsylvania, U.S., according to reports.
Bride Kathryn M. Schurtz, daughter of former Fanwood Councilwoman Karen Schurtz, and Kathryn’s fiance Joseph D. Kearney, died in a crash on Wednesday while driving to their wedding in Pittsburgh, according to the Facebook page for the municipal government of Fanwood, Union County.
Kathryn Schurtz, 35, of Jersey City grew up in Fanwood and loved reading, cooking and having new adventures with her fiance, according to the post.
She graduated from Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, Union County, and received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University, according to her obituary.
She also earned her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
The two were killed in a chain-reaction crash on I-78 in Berks County involving a tractor-trailer, according to News12 New Jersey.
Visitation will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 1571 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a Mass at 11 a.m.
Sympathisers were urged to make donations to the Kathryn M. Schurtz Scholarship Fund at Union Catholic High School, Scotch Plains, in lieu of flowers.
Avengers: Infinity War wins big at People’s Choice Awards
Avengers: Infinity War was voted Favourite Movie and Favourite Action Movie at the People’s Choice Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Actress Scarlett Johansson, who plays Natasha/Black Widow in the film, was named Favourite Female Movie Star.
Danai Gurira, who played Okoye in Avengers and its fellow Marvel blockbuster Black Panther, was deemed Favourite Action Movie Star, while Chadwick Boseman who appeared as T’Challa/Black Panther in the two films, scored the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Male Movie Star.
The Spy Who Dumped Me won for Favourite Comedy Movie.
Shadowhunters was voted Favourite TV Show, and castmates Katherine McNamara and Harry Shum Jr. earned the accolades for Favourite Female and Male TV Star respectively.
Kevin Hart won the statuette for Comedy Act of the year.
Nicki Minaj opened the ceremony in Los Angeles with a musical performance, then took home the awards for Favourite Female Music Artist and Favourite Album for Queen.
BTS was voted Favourite Music Group, Taylor Swift was honoured with the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Concert Tour and Blake Shelton was elected Favourite Country Music Artist.
Shelton’s The Voice was deemed Favourite Competition Show and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon was named Favourite Nighttime Talk Show.
Keeping Up with the Kardashians won for Favourite Reality Show and Khloe Kardashian was named Favourite Reality TV Star.
Rita Ora and John Legend also sang during the gala where Victoria Beckham was presented with the People’s Fashion Icon Award and Melissa McCarthy received the People’s Icon Award. The ceremony was broadcast on E!
Davido hosts Jamaica dancehall superstar Popcaan
Jamaican dancehall artiste, singer and songwriter Andre Sutherland, popularly known by his stage name Popcaan, has visited Nigerian award-winning singer, Davido in his Lagos home.
Popcaan is on a visit to Nigeria during the weekend and his first port of call was the home of the DMW boss.
The “Assurance” crooner, called OBO by fans, shared a photo he took with the visiting artiste in his house on his IG page with a caption: ‘Welcome home bredda!!!”
NAN reports that Popcaan who recently released his second studio album, ”Forever” is a major support to Jamaican artistes who are struggling to hit the mainstream of global music.
He has been involved in a number of collaborations with Nigerian artistes in recent times.
He worked with Davido on his 2017 single, ‘My Story’, and collabo with Mr Eazi on the remix of ‘Body So Good’ in August.
His music has also enjoyed global acceptance, which has made him work with some American international artistes, including: Snoop Dogg , Drake and Pusha T and has performed at major concerts around the world.
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