Officials have now revealed that the Big Brother Naija 2019 will hold after the country’s 2019 election as they do not want the show to be mixed up with politics in any way.
The last year edition of the reality show kicked off in January but there has been some unusual silence about the show this year.
According to reports, show has been put on hold due to the forthcoming general elections which is set to hold in February.
A source from Payporte also confirmed that the show will still take place this year:
‘Big Brother will still hold but because its a political year, we can’t really control to what extent what the housemates will say in the house and we dont want it to become a tool that will heat up the polity’.
The source also added:
‘the show itself normally gets twisted so we don’t want to mix it up with politics in anyway. Its supposed to be entertaining, we wouldn’t want it to be divisive in anyway. If you notice, no religious activity gets discussed in the house too, if you want to pray you can pray, we don’t want anyone to be forced to do it or divide Nigerians along those lines. So after the elections and inaugurations, it’ll happen’.
The 2018 edition saw Miracle Ikechukwu emerged as the winner.