On Sunday, August 25, some concerned mothers expressed their reservations about the moral impact of the ongoing Big Brother Naija (BBN) TV reality show on the children and youths in the country.
The focus of their reactions was centered on the alleged repeated sex play by some members of the house during the programme.
In her opinion, the immediate past president of the Christian Mothers at St. Joachim and Anne Catholic Church Ijegun, Lagos, Mrs. Josephine Eguavon, said that the TV Show would instill some immoral values in most children and youths.
“I see it as breaking the seed of moral discipline we had already planted in our youths”.
She added that those who directly or indirectly fund BBN should consider the content value over the economic value.
Mrs. Juliet Edozie, a fashion designer and mother of two, who held the same opinion, stated that the programme had no moral value.
“We are trying to curb the frequent rape cases in the country and another programme is bringing back such thoughts, it should be trashed before our children become loose,” she said.
Pastor Tunde Awofade however opined that BBN should be aired only late at nights when children must have gone to bed.
“It is very difficult to control what our children watch in this age of technology, the best thing is to restrict the programme to very late at night when our children must have slept, “he maintained.
Mrs. Patricia Orji who held a contrary opinion, described the project as a vocation rather than a moral disadvantage to youths.
The grandmother noted that the participants went there for economic gains and were ready to do anything that would earn them a win.
“Who will spoil, will spoil, though a few just go there to do rubbish, but nobody was forced to go there. What about children in school, do you know what they are doing”?
“These ones see it as a job that will put food on their tables; children of these days, it is the grace of God they need not to go astray even when you lock them inside the house”.
“In fact, I don’t see anything wrong in it, who will spoil will spoil”.
“Even some married people live reckless lives, talk less of people who came out to struggle to get this opportunity and people will say it is bad, “she said.
It would be recalled that two BBN housemates were alleged to have indulged in sexual play on three occasions since the reality show commenced about two months ago.