Ooni of Ife calls for the replacement of Big Brother Naija Show
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has criticized the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show and has called for the replacement of the show.
He asked that the show be replaced with a more valuable shoe that represents the integrity of the 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.
He lamented on how Nigerian youth would rather vote for big brother naija instead of casting votes during election.
This according to him shows the priority of the Nigerian youth but he however urged the youths to put on their thinking caps and begin to act like true leaders of tomorrow.
“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?”
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 monarch added;
“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,”