The National Broadcasting Commission has urged Multichoice, the parent company of DSTV, not to air a programme titled “I am Jazz” which is set to air on TLC channel soon. In a statement issued by the Director of Public Affairs of the NBC, Mr. Awwalu Salihu, the commission explained that the programme is about a transgender child.
The NBC said the programme is capable of corrupting the youths as it is also at variance with Nigerian law which prohibits homesexuality. The statement added,
“The attentions of the NBC has been drawn to the concern raised by some members of the public about some alleged plans by the TLC Channel on DSTV to begin airing a programme, I am Jazz, which is about a transgender child. “The commission has drawn the attention of the service provider to this concern and has received firm assurances that it will investigate and if it concerns that thr programme is indeed promoting undesirable ideas that will offend the Nigerian public.”
The show follows the life and family of Jazz Jennings, 14, who was born male and transitioned into a girl.