Big Brother Naija Is A Reflection Of Nigeria’s Failed System –Uti Nwachukwu
Former winner of Big Brother Africa reality television game show, Uti Nwachukwu, has branded the Nigerian version of the show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija), as a reflection of failed Nigerian system.
The media personality stated this while speaking on BBNaija as an excellent platform to enhance one’s ‘dreams and aspirations’ in an interview with Sunday Scoop.
Uti said if there were other opportunities in the country, the huge number of youths trying to take part in the show annually won’t troop out for auditioning.
In his words; “Big Brother Naija is one of the most credible platforms to speed up whatever dreams and aspirations one has. It is also a reflection of a failed system because if there were other opportunities available, I don’t think there would be this massive influx of youths trying to partake in the show.
“BBNaija is a platform that takes one from nothing to something in just three months. It also depends on if the contestant has an existing plan. Kudos to people that maximise the platform like me. I had a dream, and I knew that it was the best and easiest way for me. It is good but sad in the sense that it seems like one of the best ways to actualise one’s dreams in Nigeria.
Uti further noted that Big Brother is not a platform for people with connection. He also advised against prospective participants getting desperate to do anything to get into the competition.
“However, no one should be desperate to a point that one would be willing to do anything to get into the reality show. Desperation has never birthed anything useful. It usually leads to self-destruction. I tell people that the platform is credible. If not, it would have lost its appeal.
“My advice to people is for them to audition properly. If the slot is for you, you would get it. Based on my experience the show is not a function of connection or nepotism.”