Wednesday, July 17

Charles Novia's Writeup About Beverly & Angelo's Fingering BBA Scene

You must have read it by now, dearies.
But I really found Charles' post about the ongoing s*x driven Big Brother Africa The Chase so interesting that I just couldn't let it go, without hearing what y'all think.

Here is what Charles Novia wrote. Do you agree or disagree with him?
I mentioned earlier on my Facebook page that I don’t follow Big Brother Africa and that is by choice.  
Reading snippets of this year’s edition on some online platforms, I think the Good Prof Wole Soyinka’s statement has largely been vindicated -  that BBA is pervasive and debasing.  
Uninhibited sexual frolicks on open camera, accusations of STDs being passed around,
shameless smooching by hormonal charged housemates and ear-tingling swear words are the pre-dominant values being shown to the continent from that neo-Gommorhic contraption of a creation.
Of course, I’m told the content producers cleverly hide my above description with so-called tasks which lamely try to project positive African cultures and traditions; which is ironical because such modern franchises like BBA are neo-imperialist means of eroding the very essence of Africanism as the world moves to an incomprehensible digital age.

There are various countries represented in the BBA house from many African countries. The Producers of the show cleverly put up a caveat that the contestants represent themselves and not their countries, which I find nebulous and amusing.

But I understand why they are playing safe. The reality is that BBA is a competition and every person in that house represents (intentionally or otherwise) the culture and morals of their respective countries.

So when one housemate screams blue murder that he was infected by another with an sexually transmitted disease ( I’m told its a Nando accusing a Selly) its not just a personal accusation. Its Nando’s country (Tanzania) accusing Ghana of giving them Chlamydia.

That’s just the plain reality.

And while some of us are sniggering about that, the latest furore generated by Nigeria’s representative in the house, Beverly Osu, over her unlimited libido is as shameful to many as it is interesting to others.

Almost all major Nigerian online sites and newspapers have been awash with opinions and comments for the past couple of days about how Beverly got herself in a ferocious foreplay which was caught on camera.
 In accompanying pictures, Beverly is seen with her South African romantic interest, Angelo, in a hot-blooded sexual position with mouth agape in ecstasy as he does something to her with his finger.

In fact, I don’t even know which is more shocking, the act itself or the crass reportage given to it by the bloggers. Most of the bloggers went on a tactless headline spree by posting headlines such as ‘Beverly Osu ‘fingered’ by Angelo’ and other shocking headlines like that.
What is that naa? Ehn? I guess they didn’t know how else to report it except in the tell-it-like-it-is headline.

Anyway, the argument in Beverly’s favour is as amusing to me as it is as silly. Some say its her body and she can do what she wants with it.
True. I agree.

But those with such opinions could very well ask their sisters or daughters who have bodies to dance naked in the National Stadium to accentuate their arguement. Since freedom of the body has now moved from being personal to being open in a visual zoo, then those people might as well go on a naked display.

Another school of thought canvassed by former Big Brother winner, Uti Nwachukwu, says its not easy for a sexually active person to ‘hold bodi’ for 3 months in the house.
Is that an excuse?

In fact, from the Biblical perspective, I liken the sexual adventures in the BBA house to the sacrilegeous Absalomic act in the Bible, wherein Absalom openly slept with his Father’s concubines for all to see on his royal patio. Only, in the BBA, there are no kings or usurpers. Only people who profess to be followers of faiths they don’t know jack about.

Coming back to my hypothesis, it is not Angelo who used the finger on Beverly. Its actually South Africa which has fingered and sub-raped Nigeria.
Since both housemates are representatives of their countries, Angelo’s act should be seen for its symbolism rather than its entertainment value.

SA is the biggest economy in Africa, according to financial analysts. Nigeria is the fastest growing economy in Africa. There’s been a struggle for continental domination by both countries over the years.
To underscore their importance in Africa, South African companies have been investing heavily in Nigeria; finding huge profits in the porous economy of Nigeria.
Nigerians welcome all these investments with open arms. Just as Beverly opened her arms and *cough, cough* for Angelo.
So, when Angelo carried out his act, he might have been telling us Nigerians who cared to watch, ‘F**k you, all! You Nigerians ain’t shit’. And that is how I see it.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not xenophobic in anyway. I’m being very realistic. Beverly represents a whoring Nigeria which seem to get nothing right but just allows itself to be screwed both by internal and external interests. Its as simple as that.

But all this grammar and analogy I’m giving here will not change something. When this same Beverly comes back from the BBA house, she would have turned into the next big celebrity with possible companies falling over themselves to sign her for endorsements. Its just what pointing fingers can do to one.


  1. Mtchwww! Let ye without sin cast the first stone!

    1. Too much oyinbo jor..
      I free myself for this matter jare!

  2. Only BBA has to be different. Smh!! "Representing their countries ", "ambassadors "?! What a joke!!
    It's what it is; entertainment!! TV show. Bush people. Stop being so serious every minute of the day.

    This matter should be history by now.
    At the end of the day she will be the one with the fame/publicity /money. She's a grown-ass woman who knows what she's doing. It is what it is.

  3. Quite a long write up. Anyways am still trying to find out what BBA projects certainly not African culture.

  4. But guys let's be realistic, BBA is not it at all, just for d fun of it, no tangible thing to hold on to. To me BBA is just there! Read interesting Gist HERE

  5. †ђξ niqqa just made α point...

  6. I believe he's right, we shouldn't sell our integrity for money and fame. And quite frankly, individuals represent their countries or why will housemates come from different countries in the first place? She has messed us up as a people period! I love his analogy by the way.

  7. He cldnt have said better....
    People keep saying "ye without sin, throw d ist stone".. If a thief robs u and ur family and prolly injure a member of ur family but was eventualy caught and he screams "ye without sin, cast d ist stone", u will smile and let him go..
    Charles didnt call her names, or condemn her peson, or say she shld be killed d minute she steps in to naija... He jes pointed out that what d gurl did was wrong.... People jes use sum quatations in d wrongest context.

  8. i luv his command of english..quite superb..and he's so right.y'all who think otherwise...hmmm

  9. I wonder what people see in this show of sexual pervasiveness & debauchery. If na people like me full dis contri bba for nor get market at all, i nor dey do nonsense. Well, to each his own.

  10. You have spoken the real hard truth Mr. Charles Jovial. What is BBA really teaching us?

  11. Lol charles jovial.....his command of english is impressive....he actually said the truth....he hasn't presented himself as a saint....all he is trying to say is...something are just uncalled for..

  12. Now people are singing a different song from what they first thought about the matter and some others were almost skinning me alive for speaking my mind. It is well.

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