General Questions About Ultimate Love:
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 counsellor referred to as ‘Aunty’ as they embark on their journey to love.
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.
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.
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.
The Love Pad is within a specially built ultra-modern facility located in Nigeria.
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 themfind their perfect partner and provide them with counsel where necessary.
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’.
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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.
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
The winning couple will be given six months after the show to consolidate their marriage plans. They must also have stayed together for one year after marriage to win the house.
If this happens for whatever reason, they will forfeit the traditional wedding and the house but will still get the cash prize and other prizes.
There will be two hosts on the first season of Ultimate Love: Nollywood actress, DakoreEgbuson-Akande and Media personality & Compere, Oluwaseun Olaniyan
For more information on Ultimate Love, fans can visit www.africamagic.tv/ultimatelove Follow the official Ultimate Love handle on Instagram:@ultimateloveng, twitter: @ultimateloveng and Facebook: www.facebook.com/ultimatelovengusing the hashtag #UltimateLoveNg.
Questions About the Contestants:
The first round of auditions held online from 22 November to 5 December 2019, followed by physical auditions in Port Harcourt (6 & 7 December), Abuja (9 & 10 December) and Lagos (12 & 13 December).
Auditions were open to Nigerian men and womenaged 23+ who are single, searching and open to the adventure the show will bring.
They will be referred to as ‘Love Guests’.
For the maiden edition, 16 singles – eight men and eight women. After two weeks of getting to know each other, they will form couples and remain together for the rest of their time on the show. However, twists and surprises can be introduced at any time as it is a reality TV show.
Viewers will get to vote off their least favourite couple every week. The elimination process on the show is referred to as ‘Check-out’.
Yes, inside the Chat Room. The Chat Room will present the contestants the opportunity to have a one-way communication with their loved ones outside the Love Pad. However, they will be given options on how to do so.
Each day will be structured with routine jobs and challenges, all designed to help the singles find the perfect partner and then to put that new-found love through its paces. The core themes throughout the show will be LOVE and CULTURE. These themes are the fabric of the house and will be woven throughout the weekly challenges that the couples need to participate in.
Yes, with exceptions to the toilet and bathroom facilities.
The love guests will be given a rule book which they must adhere to. Some of the rules include zero tolerance to violence, non-use of abusive language and what items they can bring into the Love Pad.
Questions About Broadcast Details
Ultimate Love will launch Sunday, 9 February 2020 at 7:30pm/20:30 CAT on DStv channel 198 and GOtv channel 29 (Channel 129 in Ghana and channel 329 in Uganda).
•Africa Magic Showcase (DStv Channel 151)
•Africa Magic Urban (DStv Channel 153)
•Africa Magic Family (DStv Channel 154 and GOtv channel 2)
DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Confamand Yanga packages and on GOtv MAX and JOLLI packages only.
The channel will broadcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
To watch Ultimate Love, you have to be a DStv orGOtv customer with an active subscription. If you’re not, please visit www.dstvafrica.com or www.gotvafrica.com or contact your nearest MultiChoice office or branch to subscribe.