The Executive Director of National Film and Video Censors Board, Mr Adedayo Thomas, has told the organisers of the reality show Big Brither Naija that the show must be brought back to Nigeria following the show having a Nigerian outlook and not a South African outlook.
Mr adedayo thomas in an interview with News Agency Of Nigeria said he was not happy the show was being held in South Africa and not in Nigeria after the first season of the show was held in Nigeria.
“If it is Big Brother Africa, they can host that anywhere; but the one for Nigeria should be hosted in Nigeria.
“Nigeria has what it takes to host the show; after all, there are many multinational/telecommunication companies hitherto operating hitch-free in the country.
“If the organisers are talking about lack of available infrastructure as an excuse, then how is MTN operating successfully 24/7 in this same country?
“If MTN, a similar South African company, has been surviving in this country, then I don’t think anybody has an excuse for not hosting BBNaija in Nigeria.
“They are making a lot of money from Nigerians here, so, we want them to host it here.”
Concerning the show being suitable for the yoing viewers to watch, Mr Thomas said it was the responsibility of the parents to safeguard and monitor whatever thee children watch on TV, as he clearly stated that the show was for 18+ viewers adding,
“a couple of the scenes are adult content and that is where parental guidance comes in.
“Parents can always block the watching of some scenes within a particular period or in totality.
“It is not government’s responsibility to assume the parental roles of moral upbringing of children in their homes,’’ he said.