It is no secret that, over the years, reality shows have become “a shortcut to fame” and many Nigerian celebrities have gained prominence through the Big Brother Naija franchise, especially.
Speaking with SUNDAY SCOOP, a reality TV star and social media influencer, Antoinette Lecky, better known as Anto, stated that the BBN platform could change lives either for the better or for worse.
She said, “I would support anyone going for BBNaija as long as they are mentally sound and have a brand plan for the post-show. Married or not, the show can change your life for the better or worse. Being in that house will affect you psychologically, you may not even realise it, but it does. So, I am more worried about the state of mind of housemates in and outside of the house.
“People’s personal intimate issues are not anyone’s business. I believe youth participation is already increasing in politics. What we need to increase is the general interest in governance. Everyone cannot and will not be a politician, but every Nigerian needs to know their rights and hold elected officials accountable. Young Nigerians find BBNaija enjoyable, and they find some sort of reward and happiness in it. When Nigerians are able to believe in the Nigerian system, interest will increase.”
When asked if men should opt for DNA tests to affirm the paternity of their children, Anto said, “This is a very sensitive topic but as I have got older I truly understand the importance of choice and consent. Everyone has the right to know what they are getting themselves into. I just pray for peace and understanding for anyone who finds themselves in this situation.”