Pan-African Big Brother for solidarity
An extraordinary version of the TV show Big Brother is currently
being aired in Johannesburg, South Africa. Each of the twelve participants
comes from a different African country. The producers of the program
have involved a professor to advise them about the cultural dynamics
- Professor Kole Omotoso, originally from Nigeria, who currently
works at the South African Stellenbosch University.
Omotoso sees the reality show as an exceptional chance to create
a sense of African solidarity. It is a unique method for investigating
the similarities and differences in the various cultures. The show
is being aired in forty African countries.
Namibia is making a fuss because it is being represented in the
program by a white man. Whites are a small minority in Namibia.
Omotoso has explained that the population of Africa is comprised
of white people, as well.
The Arabic TV station MBC is making preparations to air a pan-Arabic