The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has criticized the ongoing reality TV show, Big Brother Naija, and has called for the replacement of the show, saying it misrepresents the goodness and integrity of Nigerian youths.
The monarch said this while interacting with youths in his palace as part of the celebration of International Youth Day, on Wednesday, August 12.
“Nigerian youths are fond of accusing and abusing our leaders. Stop abusing them and 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. Nigerians Youths! Nigerians Youths!! Nigerians Youths!!!
Unfortunately, every time I talk about this kind of attitude, everyone just laugh and move on. What kind of nation are we building?
When people say this country, or what kind of country is this, they are indirectly saying these people – it is the people that make a country; so what kind of Nigerian youths are we?” the monarch asked
He urged leaders of the National Youth Council of Nigeria to work out plans on the show, which will be called, “The Big Nigeria Reality Show”.
“The proposed show will be structured in a way that young professionals, talented individuals and others across several field of endeavour will be showcased and helped to reach their peak.
This would help the participants and also help viewers to have access to people that can be seen as role models,” the monarch said
BBNaija Season 5 Got 900Million Votes, The Highest Ever – Organizers Reveal
Multichoice, the organizers of Big Brother Nigeria, BBNaija, have revealed that this year’s edition of the show got 900 million votes, the highest ever.
The Managing director of MultiChoice Nigeria, parent production company of the BBNaija franchise, John Ugbe, disclosed that the Lockdown season recorded the highest votes ever in the history of the show.
According to him, the show recorded 900 million votes from the different voting platforms and cost of producing the show was N3.5bn.
He disclosed this at the media briefing and presentation of prize money to Laycon, the season’s winner, today September 30, in Lagos.
Mr. Ugbe noted that the 900 million votes were gotten from the different voting platforms and that the cost of producing the show was N3.5bn.
The winner of the show, Laycon received the grand prize of N85 million today with its breakdown as follows;
– N30m cash prize
– Two-bedroom apartment
– Dubai trip for two
– SUV from Innoson Motors
– Trip to Dublin
– Trip to watch di UEFA Champions League finale
– Home appliances
– One year supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it chin-chin and Colgate toothpaste
– One year supply of Pepsi
– Branded chiller
– Brand new Oppo mobile smartphone among others.
Laycon never told me he has ‘Sickle Cell’- Erica (video)
Erica has dismissed online reports that the winner of the BBNAIJA season 5 show and her fellow contestant, Laycon, told her he was Sickle Cell.
Recall that last week, she was dragged on social media after Laycon revealed to Dorathy that he was SC. Read here.
Many social media users claimed Laycon told Erica he was Sickle Celled and that was why during the altercation that led to her disqualification, she told him he was going to die before 50. They accused her of using Laycon’s health status against him.
In a video shared online, Erica dismissed the claim.
”I have been seeing a lot of crazy stuff on the internet saying that I knew about Laycon’s sickness and I used it against him. Come on guys. In all my time in that house, I am sure you have seen the kind of person that I am. I am a very emotional person. I am very sensitive to people’s feelings. If I do things wrong, I always go back and apologize. There is no time I have ever used whatever someone says to me against them because I know how bad I would feel if someone does that to me.
Laycon never told me he was SC. There is no time he ever said that to me and he himself knows that he never said that to me. Left to me, Lay con was fine, he was alright.
It was just bottled up emotions. That is it. That’s what happened” she said
She also took out time to address her ‘relationship’ with Kiddwaya.
First of all he is my friend. He was my best friend in the house. He is a very great guy. He is very intelligent. He was there for me and is still there for me.
About a relationship? I am not sure about that because no one knows the future but the thing is the pressure is not going to help so guys just allow us work on ourselves. For me, I want to work on myself, my brand and I know he has plans for himself and his career.
Right now we are fresh from the house, we had our plans before we even met each other and now we are fresh out of the house, we have to do everything we plan to do with our career. That comes first.
I don’t know what is going to happen in the future. You guys already know I like him but what comes first is my career.” she said
Watch the video below
BBNaija 2020: Why I became Kiddwaya’s friend – Laycon
Winner of the Big Brother Nigeria season 5, Laycon, has given reason he became friends with Kiddwaya.
Laycon in an interview with Ebuka on Monday said although he had issues with Erica, he became friends with Kiddwaya because he liked him as a brother.
The UNILAG graduate also revealed that he became comfortable with Kiddwaya and Erica’s relationship but wanted Erica to give him space.
He said, ”I don’t know how I became friends with Kiddwaya. I just remember that I told Vee that it almost feels like I am beginning to get comfortable with Erica and Kiddwaya’s relationship because I like Kiddwaya as a brother.”
When asked of his friendship with Vee, Laycon said he is happy Vee was his friend in the house.
”I don’t know how I became friends with Vee but I am really happy she is my friend,” he said.
Recall that Vee stood up for Laycon when he had an issue with Erica and it seemed that he had lost focus on the game.