Big Brother Nigeria: FG to investigate why production is in South Africa

This screenshot image shows a housemate, Soma, in the Big Brother Nigeria house. The Nigerian government announced it will investigate why the show mean primarily for the Nigerian audience is being produced in South Africa. PHOTO: TWITTER/BIG BROTHER NAIJA

This screenshot image shows a housemate, Soma, in the Big Brother Nigeria house. The Nigerian government announced it will investigate why the show meant primarily for the Nigerian audience is being produced in South Africa. PHOTO: TWITTER/BIG BROTHER NAIJA

The federal government 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.

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked the NBC to determine whether Multi-Choice has breached the Nigerian Broadcasting Code in any way, by shooting the show in South Africa, 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,” Mohammed said in a statement on Tuesday.

Mohammed noted while concerned Nigerians have bombarded his office with calls to complain about what they regard as an anomaly – shooting outside the country a show meant for Nigerians, he urged them to remain calm while the NBC investigates the issue and submits its findings.

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2 Comments
  • This is but a breach of local content act…Government should order the stoppage of the airing of the programme…this is but a disdain fostered by the somewhat laxed governmental and poor regulatory control on anything Nigeria and everything Nigerian…

  • Izeobor

    Nigerian – made things are good but many Nigerians will not resort to wearing leaves and animal skins as clothes. Can’t Lai Mohammed spend his time in planning how a lot of Nigerian graduates are going to be employed soonest.

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