Organisers of famous reality TV show Big Brother, BBNaija, have announced that the 2019 edition would air after the general election in February.
This was reportedly made known by a source at Payporte (the official sponsors of the reality show).
Last edition of BBNaija kicked off in January 2018, and had Miracle as the winner.
However, this year, the organisers decided to pause the anticipated show because of the presidential poll.
“Big Brother will still hold but because it’s a political year, we can’t really control to what extent what the housemates will say in the house and we don’t want it to become a tool that will heat up the polity,” the source said.
“The show itself normally gets twisted so we don’t want to mix it up with politics in any way. Its supposed to be entertaining, we wouldn’t want it to be divisive in any way.
“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.”