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M-Net fires BBA producer

Extract from Nigerian newspaper, This Day, over at allafrica.com

Mulitichoice yesterday confirmed that the producer of the Big Brother Africa (BBA) Programme, Martins Ngubane who produced the show on the day the Nigerian representative in the programme Ofunneka Molokwu was harassed by one of the Housemates has been relieved of his duties.

This followed pressure from the House of Representatives that the Nigerian girl was not adequately protected and the viewers treated with obscene pictures during the period.

The Operations Director of MNET Africa, Mr Joseph Hunda who appeared in the House Committee Room 13 with eight other officials of the company including Ofunneka apologised to Nigerians that there were certain editorial guidelines spelt out for the producers of the programme which were not adhered to and we have relieved the producer of the programme of his job and the superior who was supposed to supervise the day has equally been sanctioned accordingly.

Ngubani apologised to Nigerians “that those things were not supposed to come on anyway and we are sorry that it appeared and we will not allow it again”.

He explained to the House of Representatives committee on Information and National Orientation that “we commissioned MNET to come out with something that will project the image of Africa. We agree that there were certain things that were not acceptable to a large part of Nigerians. We had discussions with NBC and agreed that we are going to continuously use parental control on all DSTV channels. Our customers should be able to control their homes.”

Chairman of the Committee Honourable Dino David Melaye who represents Buunu/Kaaba federal constituency of Kogi state told the Multichoice officials that Nigerians were fed with too much pornography during the period the programme lasted. NBC actually invited Multichoice twice but they never honoured the invitation.

“We will not allow our image to be dragged on the floor.Ofunneka projected the image of Nigeria and we are proud of her. We earlier banned clips, preview and full airing of the programme and we want you to apologise to Nigerians over what happened,”

Ofuneka Molokwu , the runner up of the 2007 Big brother Africa show who was at the hearing said she is “proud to be a Nigerian and Delta state origin. I thank Multichoice for giving me the opportunity and the Nigerians that kept me on. I take every stride as they come. And am proud to show that am a true Nigerian and African woman”

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23 Responses to “M-Net fires BBA producer”

  1. Well I am speechless. Multichoice viewed the BBAII programme to 40 countries including my own and I am a proud South African. But because Nigeria thought their housemate projected their country, they now claimed that they will not allow their image to be dragged to the floor. What utter nonsense. Why exactly is the poor Martins Ngubane fired?????

    I am unable to understand that Nigeria was of the opinion that their housemate was not adequately projected and that viewers were treated with certain obscene pictures. Protected from what? Ofunneka is a 30 year old woman and it is the duty of Multichoice to make sure that she does not drink too much, that she does not get horny and that if so, that those images should not have been screened?? What utter bull shit.

    Get a life Nigeria. BBAII is a reality show for grown up and none of the House of Repretatives were forced to watch the show. With every television set, comes a remote control. Change channels when you watch any programme that is not according to your taste, culture or whatever reason. Just like Ofunneka, Nigeria is under the impression that the BBA show is there to show who is the best cook and cleaner of 12 pple and maybe little bit of dancing, screaming at all costs and laughing when absolutely no jokes were told.

    Last word Ofunneka, please stop calling yourself a true African woman. Go ahead call yourself a true and proud 9ja woman, but do not stereotype yourself as a true African woman. Not only did you dragged Richard’s name down, but you are also the reason why an innocent man like Martins Ngubane was fired. You should have been proud enough to stand up before the Committee and apologized for what you did that black Saturday. And to take all the blame.

    I am deeply disturbed. Shame on you.

  2. DOLPHIN AM ASHAMED OF U, PLS STOP INSULTING OUR INTELLIGENCE, WILL OFU HAV BARGED INTO D INNER CAUCUS MEETING DAT MNET BOSSES HAD IN WHICH EVA COUNTRY TO TELL DEM NOT TO SACK WHO DEY WANT TO?WAS SHE NOT D SAME PERSON DAT CAME TO SAY IT WAS NOT RAPE?OR DO YOU READ THROUGH UR NOSE?AM PROUDLY SA BUT OFU HAS MADE AFRICAN WOMEN PROUD, DID NOT VOTE FOR HER COS HER CLEANING DID NOT ENTERTAIN ME BUT I LIKE HER PERSON AND D MATURE WAY SHE HANDLES ISSUES.NIGERIANS HAV A RIGHT TO SEEK FOR APOLOGY AFTERALL DEY HAV THEIR FRANCISF, DEY JUST PROVED ONCE MORE DEY ARE A FORCE TO RECKON WIT IN AFRICA, WHETHER GOOD OR BAD.SO KEEP UR BITCHING AND UR TODDLER MENTALITY FOR UR AGE MATES, YOU GET?

  3. dolpin you are an ignoramus, full of hate and bitterness. This is not about Nigerian image but speaking up against what is not right. If Ofunneka was your sister would you feel the same way a you do now? We should always try to be considerate of others.

    As M- Net said, the director DID NOT follow the guidelines, every educated viewer knows that. What is the purpose of un- cut ? Not every deed in the adult category was even shown in the un- cut version.

    More important is the fact that something could have gone horribly wrong considering the quantity of alcohol consumed by Ofunneka and Tatiana. Are you saying an adult can and should not be saved from themselves.

    Whether Ofunneka is a pretender or not is irrelevant, we all know what she did was out of character and she like many of us human beings will not expose ourselves to millions of viewers on live TV except we are under some kind of influence.

    Finally I think the director has a perverted notion of what entertainment is. I am not a prude, but the Saturday scene is the kind that people watch privately when they choose and not something that should be sprung unsuspectingly on someone. The remote control will not erase what you have already seen without warning !!!!!!!

  4. Dolphin just to refresh ur memory, do u think it was only cos of Nigerians dat dey sacked d man?hav u forgotten so quick dat dey was an international out cry ova d event and many organizations and pple saw it as rape?you giv 2much credit to Nigerians.I hav nothin against any country and I lik Ofu but only dem cnt make mnet sack Martins, not only was wat shown terrible cos we know Richiana had sex but we were not shown when Rich was tappin dat ass, Max and Lera did theirs but again, we were not shown d main ting so why was Ofu’s own shown, despite d fact she was drunk?dat is d reason he lost his job and also why Nigerians were apologised to.Hope you now hav a clear picture and stop blamin d poor girl

  5. I agree Ofunneka is a true NIGERIAN WOMAN…………….

    We truely sympathise with you Martin Ngubane, at then end of the day was BBA not a REALITY show????? we missing something here?????

    Next time IF there is a next time for BB and WE HOPE THERE WILL BE, omit a Nigerian Housemate, they had their own BB Nigeria anyway….

    Ofunneka really enjoyed her GUZZLE tremendously , she could’nt wait for it either, maybe it was her OTHER stress reliever…

    TAKE RESPONSIBILTIY FOR YOUR OWN ACTIONS PEOPLE, DON’T LAY THE BLAME ON OTHERS!!!!!!!!!!

    WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST OFFUNEKA

  6. Sarafina, I have just 2 words for you…

    THANK YOU.

  7. Ddean, you are welcome, though dere is no reason to thank me cos even lunatics will understand dat an injustice was done.Can you imagine how degrading it was seeing dat video on YOU TUBE, why didnt dey have videos of d other couples having sex?only cos biggie didnt show dem.This has nothing to do wit country, am a woman first and foremost, an african secondly and a south african lastly, an injustice was done and a woman was debased, tribe or religion has nothing to do wit dat, it was wrong for dat footage to be shown and well for us dat work with multi national companies we know dere is always a scape goat and too bad Martins got d hammer

  8. Children, children, go to bed. all of you.

  9. ha ha ha,so funny I forgot to laugh, imagine d looney dolphin talking about children, like my Man ROBZA will say, she is a SCHIZO, maybe her deranged mind is tellin her she is a mother, okay maam, good night

  10. Cindy, luv you too dawg!!!

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  12. dolphin is that ur way of apologizing?

  13. @Tee – Apologizing???? For what I said??? Neh, neva bru.

  14. @ DOLPHIN
    U HAV EVERY RYT TO SPEAK UR MIND,SO GO RYT AHEAD.
    DOLPHIN,REM THE TRUTH HURTS N CLEARLY THE HATERS CAN’T FACE THE TRUTH NO WONDER THEY GETTIN SO AGITATED N RUDE,SO DN’T MIND TEM ONE BIT.THEY HAV A LOT TO LEARN

  15. @Mosalagal. The thing is when you put 12 different people of different backgrounds, cultures, education and upbringing into one house you are bound to get sparks. If you decide to install cameras in that house and show the happenings as it unfolds to 40 countries it is called a reality show. As the time goes by and you have done your analyses of the different personalities of the housemates it is normal that you will choose your favorite person and concentrate on that person more often. You will choose a person that acceptable to your standard, more true to your own personality and liking. From the way that person takes a shower, the way he or she eats or drinks and most of all, the interaction with 11 other personalities under severe circumstances.

    So when that person step out of the box that you have put him or her in, you are bound to get a shock of your life and you will be hurt. But you still want to see it. You don’t want some or other guy, company or country to decide what behavior of any housemate is acceptable to be screened or not. Because when they start doing that, it is no longer a Reality Show. And I for one will get bored and change channels.

    So when a country complains about the essence of the show and a staff member is fired for viewing some unfortunately happenings on a certain day, I will be upset and I will raise my voice. Like Richard said, if you are outnumbered you are voiceless. So I, like Richard, will raise my voice.

    Nigeria should not decide for us what is to be screened or not. Better still, their representative should have behaved on that black Saturday. And not drink 8 glasses of straight vodka’s. Ofunneka bragged about it so many times and she was actually proud of herself. She knew she was on NATIONAL TELEVISION and used that phrase over and over during her 98 days stay.

  16. Dolphin wont be suprised if you are also masalagal, is it not clear dat you are the hater, dissing someone dat does not know u exist, someone dat u is a star in all ramification with or without fingergate?how pathetic can u get, d fact is u are givin Nigeria too much kudos and u said earlier dat Ofu made mnet sack Martin, its true dey all were wrong for gettin drunk and she being d oldest dere should hav known beta.Infact I’m wasting my time trying to make u see reasons cos we are from same place but I giv up, afterall its not everyone dat has been given brains and u have freedom of speech, thot&writing, go ahead and say whateva you think, go on exposing your ignorance

  17. @ Sarafina…. Frankly my dear, I dont give a damn if you are wasting your time on me or not. By all means, give up on me. You will feel so much better.

    ………………. And me for that matter.

  18. I blame Ofuneka and Richard, you dont drink to that extent, one has to have self control, it happened , yes, i feel so embarrased for that incident i feel like Ofuneka insulted african woman, they always say drink responsibly,even in parties that we go you have to have self discipline, what more on reality tv show. BB is a reality show, the producer was doing exactly that . i just hope that we have learnt something out of it. Richard also didnt control himself and he kept on doing it, he took advantage of the situation which i strongly blame him for

  19. Dolphin, I concur with u.
    I looked at the clip again and again. Do u know that Ofuneka knew what she was doing.After BB called Maureen,Ofuneka and Richard were busy indulging in fingersex.When Maureen called Ofuneka stopped for a while to listen to what BB told Maureen,She later continued to put her nigerian leg onto Richard demanding more fingers.
    Mnet did the right thing to show Africans and viewers above 16years how the housemate behave whether sober or not.Who said we wanted to c the gudside of housemates only.We have seen Richard naked so many times and we liked that.
    I just wish BB can drop this ugly nigerians from the next show, they think they know too much.Let them create their own africa n stay awy from the real Africa.
    We dont need nigerians in the next Big Brother.
    Now the innocent man – Martins Ngubane lost his job bcoz of Ofufinger aka Ofunnekemonwana

  20. Ofunneka n Richard should be the one to bear the brunt not the producer, isnt we are supposed to see everything that goes on in the house, and arent they two consenting adults? I dont see why Nigeria is making so much noise and actully shifting the blame!

  21. At the end of the day economics rules. It is Nigeria and not South Africa that is MNET’s biggest market, and if Nigeria threatens to ban DSTV in the country, MNET will do a lot to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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