Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, The Ooni of Ife, has suggested that the Big Brother Naija reality show be replaced
The monarch criticized the #BBNaija show while playing host to members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria in his palace at Ile Ife, Osun.
The monarch said the reality show was “misrepresenting the goodness and integrity of the Nigerian youths”.
He suggested a reality show that would project the country’s values, cultures, and traditions.
The Monarch suggested that the new show could be tagged “The Big Nigeria Reality Show”.
He said, “The proposed show will be structured in a way that young professionals, talented individuals, and others across several fields of endeavor will be showcased and helped to reach their peak, noting that this would help the participants and also help viewers to have access to people that can be seen as role models,”.
The Ooni of Ife, who stressed the need for participation of more youths in leadership, lamented that the youths have misplaced their priorities and must redress it as a matter of urgent public importance.
A statement from Moses Olafare, the Ooni’s media aide, quoted the monarch as saying, “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 vote 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.
“Unfortunately, every time I talk about this kind of attitude, everyone just laughs and moves on. What kind of nation are we building?