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Kemi Lala Akindoju, a Nigerian actress, says it is unfortunate that youths have prioritised the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality TV show over issues of nation-building.


The reality TV show has continued to dominate discussions on social media platforms since it commenced on July 19.


But in a post on her social media page on Friday, the gifted actress decried the fact that youths do not usually replicate such energy and interest when it comes to elections and issues bordering on socio-economic development of the nation.


According to her, Nigeria will only make progress when citizens see the need to engage in governance. She also noted that the seeming apathy among youths for governance and electoral process poses danger to calls for good leadership in the country.

 “I still wish we will take our elections and holding our leaders accountable as seriously and passionately as we take big brother,” she wrote on Twitter.

“I wish young people will give the same energy to register to vote when it is time. We have to do more to fight for our country.”


Akindoju has established herself as a popular figure in the Nigerian movie industry since she kickstarted her acting career in 2005.


Her comment comes days after Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the ooni of Ife, had called for the replacement of the reality TV show, saying it is a distraction to the youths.


Elebena Chukwu, a self-acclaimed Nigerian prophet, had earlier declared that he will shut down the ongoing BBNaija with his spiritual power if the federal government fails to do so.


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  1. Is possible ma dear, the voting system differs. The bbnaija voting system is stress free, you do it from the comfort of your phone, you can do this on bed or even while relaxing on your toilet. It doesn't required voters card no fear of thug or gun short and many more and you are sure your vote will count. Nigeria politics , for you to get voters card self is a case and if you have the voters card , for you to cast your vote for choice of candidate you do it with fear at the same time 85% of vote in Nigeria doesn't count. My dear there are lots more why Nigerian youths wouldn't want to put their energy like bbnaija. Let them make Nigeria voter system look like that of bbnaija and see if youth won't put energy more than that of bbnaija.

  2. The voting system is different my dear. You can enjoy bbnaija voting and every from the comfort of your phone. U do this while on bed even if u are in the rest room while in Nigeria politics you do all the voting thing with stress and fear and at the end of the day your vote won't count, fear of thuggery security agents oppression and so on. Abeg make them hold their power and when we see what would make us happy we concentrate till anytime God intervene in the issue of this country.

  3. Where were you when revolution now guys were arrested and detained just for protesting? I will not be arrested for supporting BBN or others but I will if I put my mind in the nation-building. The elders and not ready to toy with the position and an not ready to be jailed unjustly. So let me be on my lane


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