This conversation started when a concerned Nigerian who watches Big Brother Naija could not understand why Nigerians do not treat the show as a game, but rather would rather curse and insult themselves because of the show.
“Reality TV started in 1973, Big Brother as a franchise started in 2000. There are so many reality TV shows that involve contestants and every normal person knows its a game and watch it in good faith and enjoy it. Here it’s prayer and curses”
Beverly Naya also expressed her unhappiness towards the way the show is being watched, explaining that she would never understand the fanaticism to the show.
“I watched Big Brother UK for years before moving to Nigeria. How people watch it here just isn’t a thing anywhere else. The fanaticism makes no sense, for people you’ve watched on tv for just 5 weeks? Unbelievable! I’m not involved!”
Toolz Oniru also says she does not understand the extreme and often unquestioning enthusiasm, devotion and zeal for the show, and that no one needs to be dragged because of a show. In her words, “See!!! I don’t understand the toxicity. Like who you like, support them during and after the show, but no need for fanaticism. Its scary. All this for someone you may never meet. I love Beyonce die, but I’m not dragging anyone to hell and back cos they don’t like her.”
Here are some of the reactions of fans who also concur with Toolz Oniru; the media personality.
“#BBNaija like football evokes passion and mad emotions, and we are very emotional in this part of the earth.
I’m sure football fans ain’t surprise because about the “aggressive loving”, it’s the street they thread weekly”
“The gofundme accounts that was created. Was actually the height of it. Nigerians are always extreme in everything. Shame 🤦♂”
“Everything in Nigeria is always the opposite,I can remember doing Ceec and Alex sets some sets of fan base wanted to pour Ceec acid because of a game🤣🤣
This year’s own is curses and death threats..God save us”
Some days back following the disqualification of Erica, Beverly Naya took to her Twitter and used the term “gaslighting” to describe Laycon- one of the lockdown season housemates.
“Haven’t really followed this season of Big Brother but from what I’ve observed, Laycon is probably the only one playing the game, his silence during that argument is most likely what will give him the money. Gaslighting 101!
I wish Erica didn’t take the bait 😭💔”
Reactions followed after Beverly Naya posted this; “I watched Big Brother UK for years before moving to Nigeria. How people watch it here just isn’t a thing anywhere else. The fanaticism makes no sense, for people you’ve watched on tv for just 5 weeks? Unbelievable! I’m not involved!”
“only if Beverly can practice what she preaches. As a celebrity lots and lots of ppl look up to you. If you drag any one cause of another, lots of ppl looking up to you will follow suit and that’s exactly whay happened. That tweet about gas lighting fuelled a lot of anger”
“As in. A woman was saying evil things to a guy, he didn’t utter a word and you a whole celebrity faulted him for not responding to her and you went ahead to use the word gas lighting. A whole celebrity! I was beyond disappointed when I saw that tweet of her’s.”
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Telling the African story The Queen of Afro-House, Niniola sits pretty with Newscentral TV Journalist Riyah Abdul as they discuss @Niniola ‘s new album -Colours and Sounds. This album includes her collaborations with legendary afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti and American record producer and rapper, Timberland. Colours and Sounds is a follow-up to her 2017 record ‘This is Me’, which produced the hit song, ‘Maradona’. The new 13-track album (plus two extras) features Afrobeat stars Nonso Amadi, Kenyan Afro-Pop band Sauti Sol, South African singer-songwriter Busiswa, and Nigerian record producer; Sarz
“I may not run for office but I’ll join a political party that aligns with my values”- Diary Of A Naija Girl
Brand cinematic story teller, Ife, popularly known as Diary of a Naija girl has revealed her utmost displeasure to the system of governance in Nigeria stating categorically things she would do and things she would not do after the president’s address on Thursday night.
“Last night, I chose to calm my spirit and sleep early. This was after I had cried in frustration in the shower. I’m up now and after a deep soul search, I have made the following decisions: I may not run for office but I’ll join a political party that aligns with my values. I will take it as my sole duty to encourage youths to join a political party that aligns with their values. I will make it my sole duty to encourage youths to get their voters card and vote. I will spend my resources to support youths who have the right values to get involved in the governance of this country.”
Here’s what I will not do:I will no longer spend one more moment of my energy, emotions and time feeling bad or angry at this government .Even though I’ve lost faith in the government, I have faith in myself and my capabilities because I know that when I set my mind to something, I’m unstoppable, no matter the challenges.
For now, I’ll go back to my business to regain the time I’ve lost while enveloped in the #Endsars movement. I hope that in your own time, you’ll join me in this resolve to make REAL change happen in Nigeria by starting with yourself and participating in your little way because it truly does start with us. And because enough is enough! No more wallowing in defeat and/or self-pity, A LOT IS AT STAKE. May the souls of those we’ve lost in this fight, rest in peace. Amin.
Ife ‘s hope of a new era seem to have been dashed. Few days ago, DANG made it known how optimistic she was that change had truly begun. In her exact words, I was moved to tears by the unity amongst us, the real pain in people’s eyes and the desperate hope in their voices. This is happening, we may have reached the peak of “anyhowness” from our Govt. I think change has begun”
However after the President’s speech, she lost hope against hope.
“Did you watch the President’s speech?I watched it and heard him pay tribute to fallen policemen but didn’t hear him mention anything about the #LekkitollgateMassacre .Or was there a point he did this and maybe I was distracted? Please correct me if I’m wrong.
I was at that protest almost every day and on Tuesday as well. It could have been me that was shot dead and this is how everyone will act helpless, just the way I feel helpless now. This means those people too who were killed, that’s it. They’re gone and that’s it?” The content creator said disappointed.
Feminist Coalition Stops Receiving Donations, States Plans For The Remaining Funds
Feminist Coalition, a not-for-profit organization and one of the leading supporters of the #EndSARS campaign, has informed all financial supporters of the campaign to stop sending funds to the group, while also revealing plans for the remaining donated funds.
The group disclosed this in a statement titled “A Statement from the Feminist Coalition”, issued and co-signed by Damilola Odufuwa, Odunayo Eweniyi, Layo Ogunbanwo, Ozzy Etomi, Ire Aderinokun, Fakhrriyyah Hashim, Oluwaseun Osowobi, Jola Ayeye, Laila Johnson-Salami, Karo Omu, Obiageli Alintah, Tito Ovia, Kiki Mordi and FK Abudu.
The group, which also urged protesters to stay indoors and observe the curfew in their respective states, stated that it received a total of N147.8 million cash donations in favour of the #EndSARS protests against brutality and extrajudicial killings by men of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
It stated, “The funds were raised through the generosity of well-meaning people and concerned Nigerians who want their voices to be heard and their demands to be met.”
According to the group, it decided to stop all donation inflows following the speech by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening.
“The rest of the donations will go towards funding medical emergencies, legal aid for wrongfully detained citizens, and relief for victims of police brutality and families of the deceased.
“The past two weeks have been tough for many Nigerians, most especially the last two days. Many lives have been lost and properties destroyed at the height of what started as peaceful marches for the end to police brutality.
“The Feminist Coalition condoles with every Nigerian mother, father, son, daughter who has lost a loved one in these trying times. These Nigerians share the same vision for a better country as we all do and should be duly recognized as heroes.
“Following the President’s address, we hereby encourage all young Nigerians to stay safe, stay home, and observe the mandated curfew in your state.
“The Feminist Coalition has made a decision to henceforth stop all donation inflows for the #EndSARS peaceful protest. The rest of the donations will go towards funding medical emergencies, legal aid for wrongfully detained citizens, and relief for victims of police brutality and families of the deceased.”
Breakdown of funds received over the past 14 days:
* Total received – ₦147,855,788.28 (includes donations in USD, CAD, GBP, EUR, GHS, KES, and BTC)
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