Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Wunmi Onanuga, has criticized the Big Brother Naija reality TV show, saying it has been reduced into pornography.
Hon. Wunmi Onanuga stated this when she was asked to give her opinion about the BBNaija show, during a recent interview with The Nation. She said:
“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?”
“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?
“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. .
“Those who believe they can make so much money with a programme like that, I think everything these days is reduced to naira and kobo. But we have so many intelligent, talented, gifted people out there who need to be encouraged.
“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? .
“A 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.”
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