Sex tryst in Big Brother Naija house causes outrage

2018-03-02 11:07

Cape Town – A sex tryst in the toilet between Big Brother Naija housemates Oluwabamike Olawumi (BamBam) and Tope Adenibuyan (Teddy A) has sparked outrage among viewers and renewed calls for the show - now in its third season -  to be banned across Africa. 

The two housemates got passionate at around 03:00 on Tuesday morning on the reality programme that is rated R18. 

Big Brother Naija is screened on channel 198 on DStv and is broadcast across Africa. The current season is produced in South Africa by Red Pepper Productions for M-Net.

The two housemates have been criticised after video and images of their sexual encounter surfaced across social media the past few days, with thousands of downloads of a file entitled "Teddy A and Bam Bam BBNaija Sex Video" on a file-sharing site.

Reno Omokri, a former aide to Nigeria's former president Goodluck Jonathan was quick to weigh in and slam the show, the contestants and Nigerians who adopt bad things from Western culture, tweeting that "When I was a child, only animals had intercourse in the open for all to see. Now I am an adult, Nigerians call people who publicly have intercourse in a toilet, stars! If they are stars, it must be very dark over Nigeria! We have a culture. Not everything from the West is good!"

The Nollywood actress, Moyo Lawal, also added her voice, slamming BamBam for making as if she's a "good girl" but saying nothing about Teddy A who was the other half of the sex-duo, saying on Twitter: "So I just observed that all dem "good" girls have sex on TV while the bad girls "the ones that open body" hold themselves…Yet …Never mind !! (sic)"

Some viewers defended Big Brother Naija, like @barinyang who wrote: "Sex, Nudity, Language and Violence are why some television shows are rated 18. That doesn’t also mean that every person, 18 and above, must watch those shows."

Meanwhile the family of BamBam are denying untrue tabloid reports that they're angry with her over sex with Teddy A and that they now want her off the show. 

Nigeria's Daily Post reports that there's been false news circulating on social media that BamBam’s parents have requested that she leave the house and return home.

"This news is very false as the supposed person is not family, friend or even a supporter of BamBam. This is completely false and as such should be disregarded."

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