The federal government has filed a complaint with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) following live sex content on live TV during the ongoing Big Brother Naija aka BBNaija show.
This was made known by Segun Runsewe, director-general of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), during a visit by Gloria Shoda, president of the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS).
Runsewe said that the NCAC would use the 2008 Nudity Bill, a proposed legislation to “punish and prohibit nudity, sexual intimidation and other-related offences in Nigeria” as its legal framework to fight such cases in 2020.
“I will take up the issue of Big Brother Naija. I have spoken with officials of the National Broadcasting Commission because what is going on now is terrible. Having love affairs on screen is not part of our own culture at all,” he said.
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“Let me use this forum to tell Nigerians that a new Big Brother Naija is on its way coming and we are working with Startimes. We are doing BBN that will reflect the true Nigerian culture. We are already working on it.”
Meanwhile several reports last week revealed that Khafi, a housemate in the #pepperdem episode who is a serving British police officer, is undergoing investigations by the London’s Metropolitan police service for reportedly having sex on the show.