Ultimate Love Nigeria, the new reality TV show of Multichoice Nigeria was launched Sunday, 9 February 2020.
Just like Big Brother Naija series, Ultimate Love broadcast live, 24/7 while the live Nomination and Check-out show will air every Sunday at 7:30 pm Nigerian time.
There will also be a highlight of the show every show Saturday.
Below are 24 other things to know about the show.
1. What is the Ultimate Love reality TV show?
Ultimate Love is a first-of-its-kind reality TV show created by MultiChoice. It involves single male and female strangers living together in an isolated location with the hopes of finding life-long love. They are paired based on their mutual attraction to one other and will compete for who emerges as the ultimate couple. The couples will interact daily with a counselor referred to as ‘Aunty’ as they embark on their journey to love.
2. Is this like a match-making or dating game show?
Ultimate Love is not your average dating game show. This show digs deep into the rich and diverse cultural norms and nuances in Nigeria. It aims to showcase relationships and highlight topical areas such as courtship, traditions & practices, values & morals, and societal challenges. The show will also seek to change the narrative about love & marriage in contemporary times.
3. What is the grand prize for the winning couple?
The winning couple will be rewarded with a lavish traditional wedding ceremony and a house – if they commit to getting married. They will also get a cash prize of N5 million.
4. What is Love Pad?
The Love Pad is where the contestants are housed. In there, they will be continuously monitored by live television cameras and personal audio microphones whilst they carry out daily tasks, compete in weekly challenges and perform other themed activities.
5. Where is the Love Pad located?
The Love Pad is within a specially built ultra-modern facility located in Nigeria.
6. Who is ‘The Aunty’?
She is the central figure on the show. She serves as a mentor and coach and is often the voice of reason as the love guests will get to see her and interact with her in the Love Pad. Her job is to help them find their perfect partner and provide them with counsel where necessary.
7. Will Aunty be in the Love Pad 24/7?
No. She will only be in the Love Pad at specific times. However, the contestants will be able to communicate with her at any time through a device kept in an area known as the ‘Mail Box’.
8. Who is playing the role of ‘Aunty’?
Veteran media personality and magazine publisher, Adesuwa Onyenokwe
9. Who is the ‘Parent Figure’?
Each contestant will identify a Parent Figure before they enter. This Parent Figure will be their confidant throughout their stay in the Love Pad; someone they can trust and connect with outside the house for relationship advice and guidance. This Parent Figure will not only be their shoulder to cry on but also the ever-watching critical ‘parent’. If they don’t like what they are getting up to in the Love Pad, they will let them know.
10. What is the Chat Room?
The Chat Room is a secluded area of the Love Pad where the contestants will be called into at a set time throughout the week. In there, they will be able to ‘communicate’ with their loved one(s) and their parent figures in the outside world. However, they will be given three options on how to do so.