The 2019 Big Brother Naija reality TV show will hold after the February general elections in Nigeria. The show which annually holds every January was shifted due to the elections as reportedly confirmed by a source at Payporte (the official sponsors of the reality show).
‘Big Brother will still hold but because its 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.’
The source added:
‘The show itself normally gets twisted so we don’t want to mix it up with politics in anyway. Its supposed to be entertaining, we wouldn’t want it to be divisive in anyway. 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’.