The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has criticized the continuing reality television program, 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 a part of the celebration of International Youth Day, on Wednesday, August 12.
“Nigerian youths are keen on accusing and abusing our leaders. Stop abusing them and contribute your own quota. Let’s wear our thinking caps and start to act just like the real future leaders that we are.
In the last election, the entire number of vote cast was around 27 million while over 170 million people voted during the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show. this can be a practical reality of who Nigerian youths are and where our priorities lie as Nigerians.
The funny side altogether of those is that we still move to bed, have an honest sleep and awaken with the hope to fulfill a Nigeria we didn’t create. Nigerians Youths! Nigerians Youths!! Nigerians Youths!!!
Unfortunately, each time I discuss this type of attitude, everyone just laugh and pass on. What reasonably nation are we building?
When people say this country, or what reasonably country is that this, they’re indirectly saying these people – it’s the those that make a country; so what reasonably Nigerian youths are we?” the monarch asked
He urged leaders of the National Youth Council of Nigeria to figure out plans on the show, which can be called, “The Big Nigeria Reality Show”.
“The proposed show are going to be structured during a way that young professionals, talented individuals et al. across several field of endeavour are going to be showcased and helped to achieve their peak.
This would help the participants and also help viewers to possess access to folks that may be seen as role models,” the monarch said