The founder of Basement Africa, Okiemute Onovuoghakpo, has urged content creators to portray Africa in positive light by churning out content that tells the African story in a unique way.
He disclosed this during the car award presentation to Cynthia Chinwe Alu, the winner of Basement Search Africa Reality TV show season 2.
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“We need to tell our stories in a way we want to be seen, in a way that people will begin to appreciate us better; not put us down or begin to look at us with pity,” he said.
He added that one of the core goals of the reality TV show is to change the world’s perspective about Africans through film making.
“We need to tell our stories the way we want to be seen so that you don’t go and give people the impression that everybody in Nigeria is a ritualist.
“I’ve never entered a Juju house, so why would you want to make everybody in America think I’m a ritualist because I’m from Nigeria?” he noted.
Unlike other reality TV shows, Alu says she’s impressed with the moral ethics guiding their stay in the house.
“Basement has a very high moral standard, we were PG 15, this means children are also allowed to watch the show; we’re always on different tasks so there’s no way obscene contents can be displayed,” she narrated.
The winner for this year’s edition walked home with 25-million-naira worth of prizes including cash.