By Jonathan Ugbal
Cross River born ace Nollywood producer Fidelis Duker recently joined the voices against the Federal Government’s decision to probe the staging of a reality TV show; Big Brother Naija in South Africa.
Duker, a former President of the Director’s Guild of Nigeria Guild took to his Facebook page and questioned the rationale behind the Federal Government’s decision and posited producers had the right to film wherever the wanted.
“What is your business where BBN is produced? It’s simply a strategic business decision” Fidelis wrote.
He continued; “Don’t Nigerian Filmmakers shoot their movies in other countries?
‘When Cadbury and the likes left Nigeria for neighboring Ghana….. Why didn’t you force them back?
“Fix your Infrastructure and everything will fall in place.”
However, this did not stop him from trolling the brand name which though similar, is actually different from the one aired a decade ago.
“Sometimes we simply want to EMBARRASS ourselves by IGNORING simple DETAILS ……… Big Brother NAIJA is NOT Big Brother NIGERIA …… Dont ask me the difference …..let me waka pass joor.
“(someone actually said they should not use the name Nigeria and I said READ am well)” Fidelis wrote.
The show features 12 Nigerians known as housemates competing for a mouth watering sum at the end of a series of elimination rounds from their camping location where every action of theirs beamed live on satellite TV.
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