The Federal Government, through the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) has lodged a complaint with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) against the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show.
According to Punch, Otunba Segun Runsewe, the Director-General of NCAC disclosed this when paid a visit by the President of the National Council of Women Societies, Dr Gloria Shoda.
Runsewe said there are plans for the launch of an alternative reality show where the true Nigerian culture will be shown, Nigerian food will be eaten and Nigerian outfits worn.
It is also expected that the NCAC will 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.
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.