In a couple of weeks, curtains will fall on the season 3 of Nigeria’s and I daresay Africa’s leading reality TV show, Big Brother Naija popularly known as BBNaija. There are mix reactions trailing this season’s show; some concerns have been raised about the quality of this season’s Housemates. Another concern is the fact that most of this season’s HMs appear to know each other very well prior to their selection. The organisers did not bother to address this issue. Another concern that seemed to have rattled the Organisers is the ability of some viewers to predict the show. Ebuka, in one or two occasions had to address some of them albeit subtly.
To correct some of these issues and to put BBNaija on an entirely new pedestal, we are leading the call for a Celebrity Big Brother Naija come next year. A move in this direction will certainly heighten the expectations of the fans of the show, improve the ratings of the show and more importantly lead to increase in advertising revenue.
To successfully pull a Celebrity BBNaija off, the prize money has to high enough or like we say in this part of the world, ”mouth watering” enough. And the duration of the show should not be longer than two months. The tasks and competitions have to be reviewed to make them engaging, educative and entertaining enough.
There are other twists that can be introduced to make the show even more colourful. For instance, Celebrity Housemates could be allowed to access their phones after a couple weeks in the house for a number of minutes and in a controlled environment. They will not be allowed to call anyone, just access to social media for a few minutes. You can imagine what will follow after that. Another twists could be to show the Housemates a clip or clips of the show that can generate a lot of debates or reactions in them. There are indeed a lot of twists that can be thrown in.
To show how seriously we take this call, we have gone a step further to compile what we think is a ‘mad list’ of some celebrities who will attract millions of eyeballs to the show. The list is by no means exhaustive as deliberately left out the names of the would be male Housemates. The list is a mixture of some Nollywood and the Nigerian music industry stars.
1. Meg Otanwa
2. Moyo Lawal
3. Beverly Naya
4. Tracy Obonna
5. Moet Abebe
We know we must have left out some celebrities you would love to see on TV 24/7, please add them to the list in the comment box. Which male celebrities do you think will complement the ones on our list?
We also sampled some opinions and arrived at an alternative list of