The Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) Mr Adedayo Thomas has cited four reasons why the next edition of the Big Brother Naija reality TV show should be staged here in Nigeria.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Adebayo joined scores of Nigerians who are angry at the fact that, aside the host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the contestants and the entertainers, everything else about the popular show is South African.
While expressing his displeasure at the development, Mr Adebayo said; “If it is Big Brother Africa, they can host that anywhere, but the one for Nigeria, should be hosted in Nigeria.
“Nigeria has what it takes to host the show, after all, there are many Multinational /Telecommunication companies hitherto operating hitch free in the country.
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“If the organisers are talking about lack of available infrastructure as an excuse, then how is MTN operating successfully 24/7 in this same country.
“If MTN, a similar South African company has been surviving in this country, then I don’t think anybody has an excuse for not hosting BBNaija in Nigeria.
“They are making a lot of money from Nigerians here, so, we want them to host it here,’ he said.
Filming for the second edition of the reality TV show is being staged by the organisers at the Big Brother Africa and Mzansi facilities in Johannesburg.
In their defence, MultiChoice Nigeria said they decided to shoot at the Big Brother Naija studios that were built specifically for such purposes as they want to cut costs while not compromising on the quality of the show.
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