BBAHotshots: GHANA’S FEMALE HOUSEMATE EXPLAINS WHY SHE DID NOT GO NAKED FOR CAMERA DURING HER STAY IN THE BBA HOUSE, Ghana’s first female finalist in the Big Brother Africa reality show, Beatrice Maame Adwoa Boabeng Oppong also known as M’am Bea, has condemned the practice where housemates go nude in the hope to win the show. According to her, given her respect for moral values, she does not think it is appropriate to go naked in the Big Brother house just to win the grand prize of $300,000. After 63 days of living in a confined house, Tanzania’s Idris emerged winner of this year’s Big Brother Africa (Hotshots) reality show beating seven other housemates JJ (Zimbabwe), Tayo (Nigeria), Butterphly (Zimbabwe),Macky2 (Zambia), Sipe (Malawi), Nhlanhla (South Africa) and Ghana’s M’am Bea to the title.
The reality show over the years received huge criticisms and condemnations for promoting nudity, promiscuity and vices that are not African. Some well-known religious figures on the continent have called for an outright ban on the reality show. The Big Brother house has been fitted with cameras allowing viewers to watch all aspects of the housemate’s lives including the infamous Shower Hour, which shows the contestants taking their baths M’am Bea is one of a few housemates who have not exposed their nudity in the entire period. This rare feat, the bubbly Ghanaian noted, is due to her strong moral values.
“I’m a Ghanaian girl, we were trained properly, just because other people were bathing naked doesn’t mean I should also bath naked. Like I said before, reputation was very important,” she told Myjoyonline.com in an exclusive interview Monday.
She noted that: “Despite the fact that it’s a game, it does not mean you should show your body to the world so it is very important to have respect for yourself and the family that you come from. Shower Hour does not necessarily mean you have to be naked, it’s a choice that one has to make.” PROCEED TO SEE MORE ON PAGE 2