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BBNaija: Fear Grips Nigerians As Zambia Orders Suspension Of Controversial Reality Show

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By Toby Prince

There are concerns that popular reality show BBNaija may be suspended after Zambia’s broadcasting regulator on Monday ordered Africa’s biggest television operator, Multichoice, to suspend similar show for allegedly promoting homosexuality.

The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) said Multi Choice Zambia, a unit of the South Africa-based television operator, should immediately suspend the “Lusaka Hustle” reality show on its Zambezi Magic on the DSTV platform.

The regulator said this follows public outcries that the show promoted a lifestyle contrary to Zambia’s values and culture.

“The Authority has received several comments from the public concerning the shows in question and as such, has directed Multichoice Zambia to withdraw the ‘Lusaka Hustle’ reality show in public interest,” said IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma.

On Sunday, Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili asked the television operator to suspend the reality show which was launched last month.

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