When it comes to entertainment, Nigeria is one country that has a respectable position in the league of top entertainment nations in the world.
The movie industry is among the top 5 in the world and lately Nigerian musicians are getting all the mentions at the big world stages.
Artistes from Nigeria have featured all the big names you can think about in the entertainment industry and has performed on the biggest stages with the biggest names.
In the side of awards, the artistes have made a name in that regard. Burna Boy is the latest to have won the most prestigious Grammy Awards with literally a solo effort. Others such as WizKid also has a Grammy Award to his name thanks to his feature on Beyonce’s Brown Skin Girl song off her Lion King Album.
Of course, all these can’t be happening without the support of the population especially the youth. Undoubtedly, the average Nigerian youth is an entertainment fanatic.
As this is proving to be a good thing for the artistes and entertainers, Reno Omokri believes that it is also a sign of hopelessness in the youth.
The just ended Big Brother Naija which saw White Money succeeding Laycon as the winner of the reality show garnered over 1billion votes.
Commenting on the voting statistics on his Twitter handle, Reno Omokri minced no words in his blunt analysis of how lazy the mindset of the Nigerian youths is.
Reno Omokri expressed shock in the number of people who have been religiously following the entertainment program and even commit themselves into voting for their favorite contestants.
He compared the voting figures to the 2019 general elections in Nigeria where only 27 million people voted as against the 1billion BBNaija votes and declared that the Nigerian youths are “more passionate about entertainment than their welfare”.
“I am stunned that 1 billion votes were recorded for #BBNaija in 2021. Of course there were multiple votings, but this puts the 27 million votes recorded in the 2019 elections to shame. Nigerians are just more passionate about entertainment, than about their welfare!”, he tweeted.