Ultimate Love: Here’s Everything We Know About This New Reality Show


February 9, 2020

If you love reality shows and sappy love stories, this is the Ultimate Love. Here’s something you should know about me; I spent the last two years catching every minute of Big Brother Naija, including that one time we all had to stay up till three in the morning while people were getting sneaked into the house.

Now, I’ll be bringing all that energy, sharing daily recaps of the new reality TV show, Ultimate Love, for the next 8 weeks!
We what? We move!

What is Ultimate Love?

16 strangers are coming on a reality show to look for bae.

You can’t tell me that’s ridiculous, when you people are now using LinkedIn that’s meant for Career advancement to “Gbe sun mo ko magnet”.

These contestants, who will be referred to as Love Guests, are entering the house on the evening of February 9, 2020. The couple with the highest number of votes on the last day will be crowned Ultimate Couple. Basically, 8 couples will be playing to win a traditional wedding and a fully furnished house (but only if they decide to get married).

If they do not end up getting married, they get a cash prize and other prizes that will be revealed to us as the show proceeds.

Team wedding Jollof has joined the WhatsApp group chat.

We know The Hosts

Dakore Egbuson and Oluwaseun Olaniyan will be hosting the first edition of Ultimate Love. Dakore is the rockstar Nollywood actress, and Oluwaseun is an MC.

There’ll be an Aunty in the Love Pad

Just like we always have Biggie in the Big Brother’s house, there’ll be an Aunty in the Love Pad. Aunty is there to help them find their perfect partner and also serve as Love Doctor, aka counsellor.

Adesuwa Onyenokwe, the Editor-in-Chief of Today’s Woman magazine. will be playing the role of Aunty. She seems perfect for that role, and I look forward to watching her help these people locate bae.

The Pairing

From what I’ve gathered so far, the Love Guests – that’s what we’re calling the 16 contestants. 8 men, 8 women, all between the ages of 23-35. All single, but we all know Nigerian men and “I’m not really married” is a thing, so don’t be shocked if you find a slightly married man on the show.

They’ll live together for 2 weeks before getting paired into 8 couples, who’d have battle it out to be the last couple standing.
I’ve been wondering if things will occur after the drama. I mean, what’s a reality show without drama?

Imagine a Love Guest that’s been paired with their supposed perfect partner, developing feelings for someone else’s missing rib? Omo Na to scatter it, because, last-last we are all single until we get married. Abi? Or imagine finding out that your perfect partner snores loudly in bed? Or your partner is not very good at romance, but your neighbour’s partner sabi the work? Ha, e go red.

Aunty Love might have to reshuffle, abeg.

The Tasks

Lmaooo. This one ehn, I don’t even know where to start or what to think. Tasks in Big Brother’s house were mostly to challenge the HMs mentally, physically, and creatively. So, I’ve been thinking so much about what the tasks will be. Will they be given these tasks in order to determine who’s perfect for them in the first two weeks of them getting to know themselves? Let’s assume that’s the case, will these tasks continue to be a thing after they’ve been paired? I’m really looking forward to how this will play out. One thing is certain, e go REDDDDDDD!!!

Nomination and Eviction

LMAO. O jewa safe us oh, because this is where betrayal might come in. Good thing is that they won’t be betraying their partners, even if they have to nominate for possible eviction. I believe there will be eviction every week after they’ve all stayed in the house for at least 2 weeks and they’ve been paired with their perfect partners. Aunty might even decide to keep putting all ships up every week till we have our final ships that’d make it to the finale week.

Ha, Cash out season, baby.

Johnny Drille will be performing live at the opening ceremony.
The inspiration behind this show can easily be linked to the couples Big Brother Naija has produced. BamTeddy (BamBam and Teddy A) who got married last year met in Big Brother’s house (BBN Season 3, Double Wahala). Khadoni (Khafi and Gedoni) also met in Big Brother’s house last year and got engaged 3 months after the show ended.

It was only right that the showrunners created another show for those looking for bae. Whether or not you have bae, stick around, enjoy the show.

This is going to be a pure cruise, I can feel it!

Catch all the daily updates here!


Every day at 5 pm, we’ll publish a new update on this show – complete with the drama, the awwns and the ehyas. Stick around!

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