Former Presidential Spokesman, Reuben Abati, released an article today where he described some of the Big Brother Naija 2017 housemates in some terms that have been deemed inappropriate by Nigerians. He claimed that the show promoted adultery, prostitution, love of money, nudity and sex, and the sponsors turned alcohol and pornography into legitimate sport. Some excerpts read:
"TBoss dominated the space with her Jezebelic antics, even got some of the male participants ousted by entrapping and outsmarting them with her sexual wiles. She projected herself as a sex object, the ultimate manipulator, the champion Delilah of the Big Brother Africa series. She played the role of a female barracuda. But she lost because of her arrogance. Attitude is everything: this is the lesson of TBoss’s disgrace and humiliation. TBoss is the main star who lost. I hope she was taken out of South Africa with a private jet or maybe a submarine! Beauty is not everything, baby.
"Bisola does not even have a degree but she showed talent and resolve, even if her whorish flirtation with Thin Tall Tony is so cheap and self-denigrating. Bisola came second because she too looked like she needed help.
"Efe won because of his humility. He is considered the poorest and the most needy of the contestants. Patrons of the programme chose to vote for the contestant who looked and sounded like he would need the money and the opportunity. They gave him a chance in life, although the organizers must ensure that going forward, the show does not become a poverty alleviation scheme.
"TBoss and the other girls kissed and got groped by the boys on live television putting their upbringing to shame. TBOSS, who claimed she didn’t need the money even exposed her breasts on live television more than once. I have seen better breasts TBOSS. I am not too sure those private jet owners will be excited by your fluffy, South-looking, slightly bigger than mangoes breasts. If the same men see bigger assets, I mean, those interesting Ojiakor-like ones that look like papayas, pineapples and watermelons, they will not send private jets, they will deploy submarines and fighter jets!
"Tiwa Savage (hey baby, watch that growing fat around your waist and thigh), Tuface (thanks TuBaba but next time tell Annie to twerk for us- what was that!). In all, the power of television was well advertised."
Nigerians were not pleased and dragged him on Twitter. See below...