Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Wunmi Onanuga, has criticised the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality TV show, saying it has turned to pornography, Concise News understands.
Onanuga in an interview with TheNation, said she was amazed at a scene, when she first watched the show and marveled at the message it passes across to its viewers.
“I don’t watch it. Because the first time, I did, I think it was four or five years ago, the television was on so I could have sound in my room. I don’t know how I got to watch it that night and I saw how they were being intimate on the programme, and I was like: is this what they do?”
Asked about her opinion on the ongoing show, she said: “I was shocked that that programme would get to the point where on live television, adults, so to speak…they’re adults, they can do what they like, but they have turned it to pornography.
“Even if it was under the duvet or whatever it is, it was obvious they were getting intimate. And I just got disgusted. For me, it is a personal thing and I do not agree with the values it is sending across.”
“We have enough problems with young people being sexually active at a very young age. We don’t need a programme that will tell them that being that active is moral. It is immoral! That is personal.”
“There are so many people who have invented things in this country, who exactly is encouraging them? We talk about corporate social responsibility, what exactly is the CSR of the companies who make money in this country?”
“young man at the time I watched the programme got a First Class from a university in Nigeria and he was given a cheque of N100,000, and a person who was cooped up in a place for three months gets N30 million.”
Recall that the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) sanctioned BBNaija show on the claims that it airs unwholesome contents.