Multichoice Malawi on Thursday evening brought M-Net’s new reality dating show The Bachelor SA closer to their customers with a screening session in Blantyre.
This is the first time the show, which originated from the United States of America (USA), will take place in Africa and it will be shown on DStv’s M-Net Channel 102 on Wednesdays.
The reality show features Lee Thomson, a dashing entrepreneur, international model, philanthropist and former Sharks rugby player who will be laying his heart on line for 24 beautiful South African lasses from diverse backgrounds.
Multichoice Malawi public relations and communications manager Khaira Surtee said the screening was one of their strategies to get their local subscribers to connect with the Sitcom on day it was premiering in the whole of Africa.
“We did this to celebrate and appreciate our valued customers. This is the very first day when the first episode of the reality TV series starts screening in the whole of Africa. So, we thought there was no better day to this than today,
“It is a unique show and the most exciting thing is that it has now come to Africa. It is one of M-Net’s oldest shows which has its origins in America. Now our customers and our viewers can get a feel of the sitcom and relate to it,” she said.
Lani Lombard, M-Net’s head of publicity, said of the show: “Once you are ready to look beyond that sexy sick-pack and sultry smile, you will find a sincere soul who oozes a boyish charm. He is a guy with whom our viewers and every contestant will undoubtedly fall in love with.”
An avid follower of the show, Chembezi Mhone, a Blantyre resident, says it is great that the show has finally come to Africa as it will help build an understanding of insights into what men look for before making a commitment.
“This is a show that turned the face of dating when it started in 2002. It would be great in the present day and time when relationships especially for the middle-aged face a lot of challenges and need huge investment for them to last,” she said.
The screening, which coincided with Valentine’s Day celebrations, was spiced up by a live acoustic music performance by renowned female artist Tigris, who did covers of some of the popular love ballads. n