The announcement that Big Brother Titans will begin on Sunday has sparked a flurry of responses, which may have an impact on young people’s participation in the presidential election.
Goldennewsng reports that Big Brother Titans, the biggest version of Africa’s biggest reality show franchise, will feature housemates from different parts of Nigeria and South Africa. Big Brother is hosted by Ebuka-Obi Uchendu, and BBMzanzi is hosted by Lawrence Maleka in South Africa.
The show’s cash grand prize, which is expected to keep viewers riveted, is $100,000.
According to the show’s organizers, this year’s event combines BBNaija and BB Mzansi, two popular television shows. Multichoice stated that it will unite the housemates to provide African entertainment audiences with a show of intense drama unlike any other.
There will be plenty of Nigerian and South African swag, banter, romance, and everything in between on the show, which will be streamed in the UK, Ireland, and 45 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
However, as the tantalizing general elections of 2023 draw closer, some Nigerians have criticized the new reality show, claiming that it serves as a distraction for the country’s youth.
The labor party, whose majority of supporters are young people, has said that the new reality show is meant to keep young people in Nigeria from voting on the dates of the elections.
However, in an interview with DAILY POST, Nigerian singer-songwriter Charly Boy, also known as Charles Chukwuemeka Oputa, urged young people to pay more attention to the things that irritate them.
Charlyboy said, “I expect young people to face what is facing them,” in response to the criticism from concerned Nigerians. We are not being manipulated by Big Brother.
They can face Big Brother when they finish voting, so they should just focus on what’s in front of them. Everyone’s reality should be voting, not Big Brother.” He continued: “The former Anambra State Governor should be sued for deliberately endangering his life,” Charlyboy said in response to a viral video of Labour Party candidate Peter Obi struggling to leave his rally venue in Enugu.
In a video that went viral, the co-pilot saved Peter Obi from an unruly crowd in Enugu state on Thursday.
After attending a town hall meeting at his alma mater, the University of Nigeria Nsukka, he was almost surrounded by the State’s crowd.
“Abegi, help me analyze this picture; anyone who knows Peter should go warn him wella,” she said.
“Watch as he stuffs himself inside a crowd with all the wicked and bad people in this country.
In his pidgin, Charlyboy stated, “I am about to sue him for recklessness, deliberately endangering his life, and attempting to deny ordinary Nigerians our next President.”