The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, as criticised the Big Brother Naija reality show.
The monarch said this while hosting some youths, who paid a courtesy visit to his palace on Wednesday in commemoration of this year’s Youths Day.
He said the reality show was “misrepresenting the goodness and integrity of the Nigerian youths”.
He went on to suggest that the new show be tagged “The Big Nigeria Reality Show.”
“The proposed show will be structured in a way that young professionals, talented individuals, and others across several fields of endeavour will be showcased and helped to reach their peak. This would help the participants and also help viewers to have access to people that can be seen as role models,” Ooni added.
“Nigerian youths are fond of accusing and abusing our leaders, stop abusing them contribute your own quota. Let’s wear our thinking caps and begin to act like the real future leaders that we are. In the last general election, the total number of vote cast was around 27 million while over 170 million people voted during the 2019 Big Brother Naija reality show.”
“This is a practical reality of who Nigerian youths are and where our priorities lie as Nigerians. The funny side in all of these is that we still go to bed, have a good sleep, and wake up with the hope to meet a Nigeria we didn’t create. Unfortunately, every time I talk about this kind of attitude, everyone just laughs and moves on. What kind of nation are we building?”
He enjoined the youths to indulge in edifying things not ones as evil as #BBNaija.