Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife on Wednesday celebrated the International Youth Day with some Nigerian youth in his palace at Ile Ife, Osun.
The monarch, who played host to scores of Nigerian youth from all parts of the country under the aegis of the National Youth Council of Nigeria in Ile-Ife, advocated a replacement for Big Brother Naija Show.
He made a passionate appeal to the powers that be in the nation to see to it that the Big Brother Naija reality show is scrapped.
The Ooni called for a new show that can impact the youth in a positive way to help build the moral character of Nigerian youths. He bemoaned at the way the show was not sitting down well with the Nigeria populace as he asked for it to be replaced.
In his own words: “In the last general election, the total number of votes 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. Nigerian Youths! Nigerian Youths!! Nigerians Youths!!!
Speaking further, the monarch offered a suggestion for a reality show, which will project the country’s values, cultures and traditions.
He urged leaders of the National Youth Council of Nigeria to work out plans on the show, which will be called, “The Big Nigeria Reality Show.”
“The proposed show will be structured in a way that young professionals, talented individuals and others across several field 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.