By this time last year, Nigerian youths were busy talking about their favourite reality TV show, BBNaija . They were all over social media discussing happenings in the Big Brother House situated in South Africa , as if our country Nigeria had no serious issues to be talked about.
Surprisingly, the BBNaija yearly show which rakes in millions of Naira with a huge following has failed to hold in 2019. Could the reason be because of the 2019 General Elections which will take place in February same time the show will be at its heights with evictions taking place?
Did the organizers decided to not hold the show this election period so as to allow youths concentrate on participating in electing new leaders who will help them put an end to sufferings like deaths from killer Fulani herdsmen ? Or were they pressured not to hold the show by the powers that be?
The show would have been a good avenue for politicians to campaign ahead of the elections. Imagine an opposition politician like Atiku showing up at the Big Brother House on eviction night when millions of Nigerian youths will be glued to their TV screen. That would be a huge opportunity to showcase himself. This could be one of the reasons why the show is not holding now.
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