Organisers of popular reality TV show Big Brother, BBNaija, have now announced that the 2019 edition of the show would begin after the elections.
BBNaija 2018 started in January and is seen as one of the show’s most successful season thus far.
However, in 2019, the organisers decided to halt the anticipated show for a while because of the general elections.
A statement read, “Big Brother will still hold but because it’s a political year, we can’t really control to what extent what the housemates will say in the house and we don’t want it to become a tool that will heat up the polity,” a source said.
“The show itself normally gets twisted so we don’t want to mix it up with politics in any way. Its supposed to be entertaining, we wouldn’t want it to be divisive in any way.
“If you notice, no religious activity gets discussed in the house too, if you want to pray you can pray, we don’t want anyone to be forced to do it or divide Nigerians along those lines. So after the elections and inaugurations, it’ll happen.”