The National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) under the Federal Government of Nigeria has filed a complaint with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) against the biggest reality show in Nigeria, Big Brother Naija reality show.
Punch gathered that Otunba Segun Runsewe, the Director-General of NCAC revealed plans of prohibiting the reality show with the President of the National Council of Women Societies, Dr Gloria Shoda in attendance.
Segun Runsewe revealed that there are plans to launch an alternative reality show where the Nigerian culture will be shown with no reference to nudity, where Nigerian food will be eaten and Nigerian outfits worn. This comes after scenes of bbnaija housemates, Khafi and Gedoni allegedly had moments of sexual escapes. The sensual scenes during the Friday party have been frowned at by some Nigerians.
The NCAC will also re-present the 2008 Nudity Bill titled “A Bill for an Act to punish and prohibit nudity, sexual intimidation and other-related offences in Nigeria” sponsored by the former chairperson, Senate Committee on Women and Youth, Eme Ekaette.
In a statement, Runsewe said:
We are going to represent that bill You can’t fight a battle without a legal framework; we are definitely going to be conscious of that”.
I will take up the issue of Big Brother Naija; I have spoken with officials of the National Broadcasting Commission because what is going on now is terrible. Having love affairs on screen is not part of our own culture at all.
Let me use this forum to tell Nigerians that a new Big Brother Naija is on its way coming and we are working with Startimes. We are doing BBN that will reflect the true Nigerian culture. We are already working on it, all that will be eaten there will be Nigerian food, the dresses will be Nigerian dresses.