By Precious Chukwudi
The reality TV show “ULTIMATE LOVE” could not survive the rage of coronavirus when the disease found its way to the most populous black nation in the world.
Unfortunately, Ultimate love found coronavirus as an unpleasant partner, in a realistic setting where most people are battling to keep themselves healthy amidst fears of a killer disease pandemic.
The reality tv show as the name indicates is a reality tv show where young men and women also know as “love guests” who are ready to find the almost perfect partner and settle down are placed in the same house called the “love pad” for eight weeks.
Ultimate love started with twenty love guests, the love guests are paired at some point in the show and kept track of to see if they are perfect for each other. Of course, the game came with several tasks and winners definitely emerged. The winning couple for this year’s show was team ROKSIE. Rosie was a female love guest and Kachi was a male love guest, together, they named their team ROKSIE.
Rosie who fell in love with an initial love guest named David, got her heartbroken when he picked another love guest named Presh talker instead of her. Kachi came into the game when Rosie was about to give up on finding her ultimate love on the show and together they decided to pair up and give love a chance.
Now, the Ultimate love show had a twist different from the Big brother show, they had an aunty instead of Big brother, the role of the aunty was more physical than imagined. She had sections with the love pad couples advising them and guiding them. The aunty of the house was in the person of ADESUWA ONYENOKWE, and the tv hosts for the show was DAKORE EGBUSON AKANDE and OLUWASEUN P, their chemistry during the show was unparalleled, they tried to make the eviction show worthwhile every Sunday.
Ultimate love was supposed to last for eight weeks, the organizers decided to end it in the seventh week as a result of the global pandemic, Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, Ultimate love wasn’t lucky as it got partnered with the pandemic and all eyes became focused on the spread of the virus, For many, it was all about making it to the next day and not watching a reality tv show, coupled with the fact that a lot of people started murmuring on social media about the organiser’s silence on the pandemic.
Ultimate love started with twenty love guests, with emerging winners “ROKSIE”, the winning couple leaves the show with a box of clothes, jewellery and N150k in the box as well as N5m in cash, an N10m traditional wedding and a dream home. The prize comes with a clause, there has to be a commitment from the couple on the live show, and also a proposal within the first 90 days, of which Kachi did propose to Rosie and she said yes. After the proposal and wedding, then the couple gets a fully furnished house.
The trick about the house is that they only get to keep the house if they stay together as a married couple for twelve months together.
This was the first debut of the show, we hope to see more from the stables of multichoice on this Ultimate love after the unpleasant partnership with the dreaded coronavirus is no more.