Hard Lessons Nigeria Must Learn From Big Brother Africa 9: Why Tayo Faniran Nigerian Male representative Deserved the Hotshot title? It is unfortunate that the conniving tactic among African states to discredit Nigeria time and again, has finally found its way to the Big Brother platform, The just concluded Big Brother Africa Season 9, can at best be described as a reality television show which now has adopted the conniving twist that utilizes the gang-up function against Nigeria as has always been the case in the politics of the African continent.
It is unfortunate that the conniving tactic among African states is to discredit Nigeria time and again, despite its contributions and sacrifices to the liberation of the continent on the political terrain, has finally found its way to the Big Brother platform which ought to be a means of unifying the present generation.
Rather than so do, the BBA platform has become a tool that drives amongst African youths an intended political agenda by some power thirsty countries whose aim is to segregate and isolate the Nigerian state from participating as a major determining stakeholder in the affairs of the continent.
More unfortunate is the fact that such manipulative scheming is reduced to a game that sees representatives from the various countries acting like their desperate leaders who engage in a back stabbing conniving show of shame that pays no heed whatsoever to any act deemed honourable.
For a stand-up act, if Tayo Faniran, the Nigerian representative to the show didn’t deserve the Hotshot title, then our continent and today’s generation is headed down the path of doom.
A pry into Tayo’s character on the show leaves the following impressions which I dare Big Brother to falsify if incorrect. Besides being loud, he remains the most consistent amongst the house mates; his personality demonstrates commitment, loyalty and unwavering focus. Never once was he caught up in an emotional mix that led to a sexual escapade with any female house mates.
Asides these qualities, his sense of judgment never strayed, neither did his character for being an open book which led to several confrontations with other House mates.
It cannot be denied too, that Tayo entertained the sea of Africa’s audience, one that necessitated that he be kept on the show till the end, for without him on board, this year’s BBA season would definitely have reeked of the stench of boredom. The organisers, Endemol, would also have felt the sting of loss, for they clearly are not blind to the financial benefits and prospects tied to Nigeria’s participation on the reality show.
But, in the end I guess, Endemol achieved their aim after all which was to use Nigeria for huge monetary profits, and at the same time provoke the enmity of other countries against the generous and accommodating giant of the continent.
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