The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the reported shooting in South Africa of the ongoing Big Brother Nigeria Reality Show.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, signed by the Minister SA, Segun Adeyemi the Minister said the NBC should determine whether Multi-Choice, by shooting the show in South Africa, has breached the Nigerian Broadcasting Code in any way, as well as the issue of possible deceit, since the viewing public was never told
that the event would be staged outside Nigeria.
”As a country of laws, only the outcome of the investigation will determine our next line of action,” he said.
Alhaji Mohammed said while concerned Nigerians have bombarded his office with calls to complain about what they regard as an anomaly (of shooting outside the country a show meant for Nigerians), they should remain calm while the NBC investigates the issue and submits its findings.
It would be recalled that BBN commenced on Sunday January 22, 2017 in South Africa.
The opening show also featured amazing performances by Nigeria’s leading afro pop sensation, Yemi Alade and Highlife royalty, Flavour. Both artistes added spice to the show when they belted out their popular songs complete with electrifying dance steps. The Big Brother Naijatheme song was performed by K9, an R&B vocalist and songwriter.
With all 12 housemates in the house, viewers will keenly follow the intrigues, drama, excitement that is sure to play out in the next 11 weeks. The show is aired 24/7 in 45 countries from Nigeria through East, West and Southern Africa on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29.
All the action can also be followed on Big Brother Naija social media fan pages with the hashtag #BBNaija on Twitter @BBNaija, Instagram @BigBrotherNaija2017 and Facebook www.facebook.com/bigbrothernaija
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