by Hauwa Gambo
And wait a bloody minute, Beverly has disgraced Nigeria? The same country whose Senators this week agreed it is perfectly normal for an adult male to have sex with a 5-year-old, as long as she is called his wife?
There are a few things that confound one about the world, and here is one of them – when one hears about a reality television show where the cast is supposed to present behaviours that are normal to everyday human beings – putting on display for the world to see, the peculiarities of every day human behavior, what should one expect from such a show?
I have an answer: How about one should expect behaviours that are normal to everyday human beings?
Imagine my irritation therefore with the predictable finger-pointing – all puns duly intended – that followed the release of a now viral video showing Nigerian contestant in the Big Brother Africa house Beverly Osu having some form of sexual congress with Angelo, the housemate from South Africa.
It’s a bit confusing – what exactly did this young woman do wrong? She had ‘sex’. Okay, she didn’t have sex. She kissed and had her privates touched by a South African male.