Showmax’s new reality show, I Want a Naija Boy causes a stir on social media.
The show is between South African women and Nigerian men; it’s still open for auditioning.
The promotional trailer was shared on Showmax’s official Instagram page and it’s garnered reactions from South Africans.
“Showmax has confirmed that they are currently casting for I Want A Naija Boy, a dating show that seeks to bring South Africans and Nigerians together and celebrate the diversity of the two African giants because love knows no borders,” reveals Phil.
“That black people at Showmax saw a pitch for ‘I Want A Naija Boy’ and said yes this is great content for the continent, baffles me. Nothing good will come out of this and only an ignorant person would ignore the culture tension between SA and Nigerians right now. Sad,” entertainment commentator, Phil Mphela tweeted.


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Some people have called for the cancellation of the show before its premiere.
See other reactions below and tell us what you think?

This Showmax show I Want A Naija Boy is a huge disrespect for SA women
— SITHALE (@SithaleKgaogelo) April 6, 2023

Instead of empowering & educating South African Black women Showmax pulling stupid stunts & coming up with shows like ‘I Want A Naija Boy.’ Isn’t enough that more South African young women are into prostitution calling it “hookups” & Showmax is condoning & promoting it.
— Man’s NOT Barry Roux  (@AdvoBarryRoux) April 6, 2023

Our crime stats for the past 15 years show Jollofs are number 1 in human trafficking; forced prostitution; kidnapping; scams & drugdealing
but Producers at Showmax are unable to read the room & instead they create a garbage show like “I want a Naija Boy” to spit in our faces
— iScathulo SePhara (@ISephara) April 6, 2023

South Africans Xenophobia is pathetic.
You’re complaining about the I want a naija boy on Showmax because it will have Nigerians.
Nywe Nywe Our Sisters… Nywe Nywe Nigerians.
But you were quiet about #ThisBodyWorksForMe a show glorifying prostitution?
— Nandi Cakes (@Nandi___Cakes) April 6, 2023

Honestly that “I Want A Naija Boy” is a horrible concept and it’s degrading really
— A Apple (@__navybaby) April 6, 2023

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