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Nigerian govt speaks on banning BBNaija reality show



The Federal Government of Nigeria has cleared the air on speculations that it was planning to impose a ban on Big Brother reality TV show, BBNaija.

Director-General of of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe said government was still scrutinizing the content of the reality show.

Runsewe said if the content of Big Brother Naija changed, a formal report would be made to NBC. .

He went on to say that if youths are in love with such programmes, they would come up with something similar, if they will not change the content, a platform that will showcase our culture, heritage, dressing, food and everything about Nigeria could be preferred.

Asked to comment on news that government was working on a new programme that will replace BBNaija, Runsewe explained: “No. Generally, we are developing a cultural-content programme which is not to do with Big Brother.

“Big Brother Naija is a brand in its own right. We are not interested in Big Brother’s brand, we are looking towards a culturally inclined brand.