FG Directs NBC To Investigate Big Brother Nigeria Location Controversy

nbc-nigeriaThe Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has asked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the reported shooting of the ongoing Big Brother Nigeria Reality Show in South Africa.

In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, 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.

While expressing concerns that 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), he requested that they should remain calm while the NBC investigates the issue and submits its findings.

BBA Finalist, Tayo Says Idris’ Selection As Winner Was Shocking

Tayo _FaniranA finalist of the Big Brother Africa Hotshots, Tayo Faniran, thinks the selection of Tanzanian contestant Idris as the winner of the 2014 edition was not right.

He told Ebuka on ‘Rubbin’ Minds’ on Sunday that he could not see any outstanding moment or performance of Idris in the highlights of the the programme that he reviewed some days ago.

“I saw my highlights and I was entertained but when I was watching that of Idris, I was waiting for that punchline but I did not see anything.

“When it was announced that he was the winner, I was shocked,” he said.

The BBA finalist denied claims that he cried when he lost out.

Faniran, however, said he was content because people considered him the winner and that he felt good about it.

Asked how he thinks Idris would feel with his comments about his selection, he said: “It is not supposed to be my own problem how he feels. I have the right to my own opinion. I wish him all the best and I hope he will use the money well”.