Malawi’s first television game show is on the cards courtesy of Zodiak TV.
Dubbed Family Brain Showdown, the game show is all about having fun with the whole family in competition versus another family and realising how much you know each other.
“In the show, families of our members will compete for a prize of K5 million through games, puzzles, quizzes and talent showcases. What it means is a family, not restricted to father, mother and children of course, must know each other to know who is best suited for what challenges to perform their best at the same time having fun with each other,” said Zodiak Broadcasting Station’s (ZBS) director of programmes, projects and special events Joab Chakhaza in an interview.
The showdown has no age restrictions, but participating families are being encouraged to have members that can withstand any form of a game, according to Chakhaza.
The game will initially start with regional contests to be held in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu where the families will be grouped into two groups per region battling for the top spot.
The first auditions are set to take place before the end of October and each region will have eight families who will compete at that level before meeting the contestants from other regions at a national level.
“There are different kinds of challenges where some a family is required to contest as a team and others where a family has to appoint a representative. But throughout the game, we will maintain the same family members. The game will be won through points, the more challenges and questions a family get right, the more the points, but the viewers will also be voting for which family they want to see continue with the competition.
“Ideally, we are trying to limit the number of people to make up the audience at the actual showdown to keep up the hype. As such, we will be documenting everything that will be happening at any stage and a 30 minutes recording will be shown on television,” he explained.
To participate in the game, people are encouraged to download the family brain showdown form atwww.zodiakmalawi.com
ZBS managing director Gosepl Kazako said the TV station is currently testing signals countrywide, but it will officially start beaming within a month.