The Big Brother Nigeria reality show has created a hue and cry among the public, with many expressing divergent opinions about the correctness of the game.
A pastor, who is one of those displeased with the reality show, recently demanded that it should be stopped at once or he would put a curse on its organisers. No sooner had he made the statement than popular comedian, Seyi Law, confronted him online, by saying that cursing was unbecoming of a man of God.
Sunday Scoop ran into the ebony-skinned comedian recently and he narrated why he spoke in opposition to the pastor’s stance. “I believe that the main objective of Big Brother Nigeria is to foster unity among the different tribes in the country and also promote our culture. Different things have happened in the house that was envisaged by the organisers and that’s why the show was rated 18+ in the first place. DSTV also put parental control in place, so I don’t see any reason why someone would find the show offensive. I don’t promote immorality and I preach against it but because we’re now watching it live on TV doesn’t mean that other people don’t have skeletons in their cupboards. Nobody is a moral judge over anybody because what you find offensive may not be deemed offensive by the next party. We usually complain about nudity but we forget that before the advent of clothes, Africans were always nude and nobody found it offensive. As regards the pastor who threatened to put a curse on the organisers of Big Brother Nigeria, it makes me wonder what Bible he reads. Many of the companies sponsoring this competition employ lots of people and impact several lives. What would be their fate if the curse comes to pass? Even in the Bible, when God put a curse on mankind, it cost Him his only son to erase that curse, so these are not things that should be uttered with reckless abandon,” he said.
Responding to a question on whether he would turn down a job on moral grounds, Seyi said, “I have never been called for a job where things like that are exhibited but the most important thing for me is to do my job and leave. If I’m invited to perform at a strip club, I will go there so long as I’m paid good money.”
With a tinge of delight, Seyi also spoke about his little daughter. “Fatherhood hasn’t changed anything about me because I learnt how to be a father long before my wife was delivered of our child. I have advised and trained a lot of children in the past and that experience is helping me now. I’m really enjoying my time with my daughter and I sing to her a lot,” he said.