This is exactly the kind of thing that pees me off. Nigeria doesn't understand selective adherance to Western culture. We lap up everything from "abroad" without a modicum of discernment, without question, just soaking it up like a sponge soaks up filthy water. It seems NTA now apparently has those ghastly ITV post-midnight quiz shows, where people pay an arm and a leg to phone in and answer a question they inevitably get wrong. The quiz scandal was the first phone-in palaver before the Richard & Judy and Blue Peter debacle.
In one of the quizzes, they asked, "what would you find in a woman's handbag?" And a couple of the answers, which only a perverted serial killer type would have gotten, were rawl plugs and balaclavas. Rawl plugs and a balaclava. What is she? Catwoman, doing some DIY? Nigeria, being the great importer of all things foreign, has also imported some British tat. The phone lines are crackly as the set is wobbly. That said, a white board is definitely upmarket, considering most school children use blackboards. Somewhere they would have had no problems recruiting, as Nigeria is replete with them, is some "presenter" wittering inanely as she extends the shelf life of whatever ghastly riddle is being playing out.
I remember being upset when Silverbird started a few years ago. I was pleased that we at least had a cinema, but I was also wary that it'd just become like any other multiplex in the world - altars to popcorn and Scary Movie I, II, and III. To some, that's no bad thing in itself. But when people start seeing the arrival of a cinema as the arrival of Nigeria as a viable place to live, I despair. Which is exactly our problem, we love all things foreign, for no rhyme or reason.
But worse still is bloody BEN showing us that bilious piece of television in Britain when we can't even play the game. How, oh how? I feel doubly insulted.