Social Media Roundup: Are reality TV shows toxic?

Onyinye Okonkwo
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There are shows like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (WWTBAM), Project Fame, Nigerian Idols which are a great source of entertainment where you can learn a thing or two. Then, there are those you wonder “why all that drama?”

For some reason, people seem to favour the more toxic reality TV shows. From Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) to Real Housewives Of Lagos (RHOLagos), to use toxic drama to describe the content is watering down the situation.

Below are some stories that trended on the social space featuring (you guessed it) some stories on “toxic” reality TV shows and what social media users had to say about them

Real Housewives of Lagos holds reunion 

The first season of the RHOLagos season reunion show was held and it was a lot of unwanted drama – gbas gbos between the housewives.

First was between Laura Ikeji and Carolyn. Vawulence also erupted between Toyin Lawani and Carolyn, and both women insulted themselves like they hated each other.

Like that wasn’t enough, Toyin got into a shouting match with Chioma, threatened to beat her up and attempted to make good her threat but thankfully security stepped in.

Here’s what social media users had to say about it:

Still on the issue of problematic reality TV shows, Nigeria’s biggest TV show is set to return…

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Big brother naija is set to return for the seventh season with July 23 and 24 set as the launch date.

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will be the host, as usual, and they have announced that the winner of this season will get a grand prize worth 100 million Naira – 50 million Naira in cash and 50 million Naira in prizes.

The show will be aired till Sunday, October 3, 2022 – 72 days. 

Below is what social media users had to say:

With the end of Real housewives of Lagos and Big Brother Nigeria beginning almost immediately, seems like we are not about to get any break from these somewhat problematic reality TV shows. 

In other news…

Burna Boy releases new album 

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Grammy-award-winning artist, Burna Boy has released his 7th studio album, Love, Damini

It is a 19-track album and features Ed Sheeran, Popcaan, Ladysmith, J Balvin, Blxst, JHus, Victony, Kehlani, and Black Mambazo.

In a post on his social media, Burna disclosed that the project would highlight his personal struggles.

“Love, Damini is a personal body of work. It’s about the ups and downs, the growth, the L’s and W’s.

“I’m excited to share this journey and roll [it] out with you all,” he wrote.

Here’s what social media users are saying about it:

Finally, rumour has it that…

Funke Akindele selected as PDP deputy governorship candidate?

There have been unsubstantiated rumours making the rounds on social media that actress, Funke Akindele has been picked as the running mate to the PDP Lagos Governorship candidate, Dr Abdul Azeez Olajide Adediran popularly known as Jandor.

It’s only a rumour at this point as both the party and the PDP Lagos official flagbearer are yet to make an official statement either confirming or refuting the rumours. 

Let us know your thoughts about these stories from social media. 

Enjoy the long weekend guys!

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