Nigerians accused of being xenophobic on Big Brother Titans

Big Brother Titans has been airing since Sunday, 15 January 2022. However, it seems that the intention of the show is not giving what many expected when it was touted that it will feature both South Africans and Nigerians living together in the Big Brother mansion.

For years now, South Africans have been labeled as xenophobic. Even by Nigerian stars like Tiwa Savage and Burna Boy. This is despite coming to the country after making unfounded allegations on that South Africa is dangerous for Nigerians.

As such, for viewers now tuned in to Big Brother Titans, it seems that South Africans might not be as xenophobic as suggested when compared to the sentiments shared by their Nigerian counterparts.

Big Brother Titans

Viewers of BB Titans have picked up that the female Nigerian housemates, specifically Jenni O, Olivia, Yvonne, and Jaypee have formed their own clique in the Big Brother House. A fact which on the surface makes sense considering that they share the same nationality.

However, it slowly became clear that their clique was formed in an effort to separate themselves from the South African housemates. Especially following their subtle offensive comments. More so when Yvonne referred to the South African female “housemates” as things.

Moreover, the subtle other subliminal attacks on South Africans in general. A fact which has led many on the timeline commenting on how the world view suggests that South Africans are xenophobic against other African nationalities. However, with the show, it becomes clear that maybe South Africans are accommodating to a fault as they have yet to date made comments on their Nigerian housemates.

As such, the show might not live up to its true intention. Which ahead of the premiere was shared as:

MultiChoice and DStv have announced what will most certainly be one of the Biggest seasons of the Big Brother franchise yet…BIG BROTHER TITANS!…which will commence on Sunday 15 January 2023, live on DStv.

This special edition of the Big Brother franchise will feature selected housemates from South Africa and Nigeria in one House, playing the game for the ultimate prize.

Announcing the commencement of the show and prize money, Executive Head of Programming: M-Net Channels Nomsa Philiso, has disclosed that Big Brother Titans edition will run for until April and the winner will cart home a cash prize of R2 million.

Piliso then spoke on the intention of blending the two already successful franchise with BB Titans by explaining that:

“Big Brother Titans is a special edition of the widely loved Big Brother show. This special edition is a fusion of two TV phenomena, BB Mzansi and BBNaija. We are bringing housemates from two GIANT nations, South Africa and Nigeria, under one roof, to give entertainment audiences across the continent a show of intense drama like never before. We are telling our audience to be ready for the biggest takeover on TV starting from January 15, 2023. It promises an abundance of South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance, and everything in between.”

Source: News365.co.za

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