MURIC Petitions Buhari to stop 2019 BBN show.
– Derayo Eniayewun, ABH Press
The Muslim Rights Concern has written a petition to the president-Muhammad Buhari calling for him to ensure that the FG stops the airing of the 2019 edition of the popular reality TV show Big Brother Naija which airs on DSTV channel 198 and GoTV channel 29 and is being shot in Lagos, Nigeria.
The group expressed its disgust at what they referred to as a world of nudity, shamelessness and open promiscuity we are forcibly dragged into by the show, and thus tagged it immoral, dangerous and Bohemian, and expect that the Ministry of Information, Culture and National Orientation take due action.
We recall at this point that this was the same group behind the ban of the single ‘This is Nigeria’ by popular indigenous artist, Falz on the basis of poor demonstration of their religion by the song’s video.
They also expressed concerns for the norms, values and culture of the African society which the show seemingly disregards. It is at this point that a myriad of questions flood our minds : Are TV channels no longer viewed by choice?. Does BBN actually violate laid down laws?, Is it just unpopular to this group and many others?, What does freedom of expression truly mean?, Are we as people free to express ourselves as we see fit?. Is indecent exposure more criminal than corrupt practices, terrorism or kidnappings?, Are there petitions for the arrest of persons who dispossess entire communities of their possessions and even their lives? What are our priorities as a people? What exactly is our culture?
If anything we know the show is truly ‘Pepper Dem’ as it has been tagged.