Organisers of popular reality TV show Big Brother, BBNaija, have finally announced that the 2019 edition of the show would air after the general election in February.
The third edition of the BBNaija franchise kicked off in January 2018. Aspiring Pilot Miracle Nwachukwu emerged as the winner.
This year however the organisers decided to put the anticipated show because of the national polls.
In a statement, the organisers said:
“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.”