A Muslim group in Nigeria has called on the West-African country’s government to ban the latest season of the Big Brother Naija reality show, describing the contestants as “immoral inmates” and saying “the satanic TV show” is a platform of “nudity, shamelessness and open promiscuity”.
In an open letter, published on July 12 to Nigeria’s national assembly, the Muslim Rights Concern’s (Muric) director, Ishaq Akintola calls for the 4th season of the reality show to be banned that is shown on MultiChoice’s DStv and GOtv satellite pay-TV platform in Nigeria, as well as across sub-Sahara Africa, including South Africa.
BAN BB NAIJA NOW – MURIC https://t.co/NpmcfcEGm0
— Muslim Rights (@muslimrights) July 11, 2019
Big Brother Naija carries an 18 age restriction, with DStv and GOtv decoders that come with a parental PIN lock mechanism on the subscription television service.
In March 2017 a Nigerian doctor and DStv subscriber unsuccessfully tried to get a court interdict against MultiChoice and M-Net when he wanted the “obnoxious broadcast” on DStv to stop because his kids and family couldn’t stop watching the “repugnant” reality show.
According to Muric, “This reality show is dragging our children into a life of moral debauchery. It is deleting the word ‘shame’ from their vocabulary. Big Brother Naija has alienated our youth from the elders. A yawning lacuna now exists between the young and the old. Irreversible social crisis looms.” Amongst other claims.
But views are lovers of the show says one have the right to simply change their channel is they’re not happy with the show.