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New Reality TV Show Spotlights Nigerian Families

Posted: Jun 23, 2015 at 5:17 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. This ultimately informs that the bond of family is really the strongest and every other connection is tethered to the familial ties. This familial bond is however the one link that most people ignore and this has proven to be the waterloo of many societies.

Muyiwa Osinaike

Muyiwa Osinaike

Recently, Muyiwa Oshinake, professional TV reality show director and judge who has worked with reality shows like Maltina Dance All, Queen Nigeria amongst others, held a parley to intimate newsreaders of a new reality show being cooked up by himself and Mrs. Kemi Osabodje, The ‘Super Family Reality TV Show’. The reality TV show as conceptualized by the ardent Muyiwa Oshinaike is really the first of its kind. The show is geared towards entrenching family values in viewers and participants.

In his introduction, Muyiwa Oshinaike stated that while the ‘Super Family Reality TV Show’ is indeed his brain child, it was borne of a somewhat unique experience of an actual human being in the person of Mrs. Kemi Osagbodje.

Kemi Osagbodje, a wife, mother and the inspiration behind the reality TV Show stated that her experience a couple of years ago inspired her to begin thinking of a family reality show. She explained that at the time, she had two young children who needed lots of attention and she had no helper as her husband was busy with work. She described her predicament when her two babies needed her attention at the same time. One wanted to eat and the other wanted to be petted to sleep meanwhile she had her husband’s dinner simmering on the cooker. She further elucidated that she began to wonder why mothers never get paid for all their troubles.

Having worked with Muyiwa Oshinaike in the past, the idea for a reality show began to take root in her mind and she decided to pursue it. Muyiwa Oshinaike, a member of the international Organization of Folkarts (I.OV), Council of International Organization for Folkarts and Folkfestival (CIOFF) both UNESCO Status Quo ‘B’, Former Director of Production and Screening (National Association of Nigerian Theatre Arts), member of the Advisory Council (GOND) amongst many other strategic organizations is one man whose reputation with reality shows is legendary.

With his rich theatrical and TV experience, Muyiwa Oshinaike with Kemi Osagbodje’s idea hammered out the fine print of the reality show, the product of which is the Super Family Reality TV Show.

The ‘Super Family Reality TV Show’ is slated to begin on the 13th of December and will end on the 20th of December, 2015. Thus, auditions for contesting families will hold on the 28th and 29th of August and on the 4th and 5th of September and interested families can visit their website

According to Muyiwa Oshinaike, Super Family Reality TV Show will be an annual occurrence in a bid to create more successful families with many interactive opportunities, tasks and challenges, along with all kinds of family life lessons from high quality mentors while imparting such to millions of Nigerians via their television sets and the world at large via social media

Buttressing this, Kemi Osgbodje informed that 20 families will be shortlisted after which the families will undergo series of medical tests to ascertain their wellness. The 10 most successful families will be officially unveiled to Nigerians at a colourful media/gala Nite after which the Booth Camp will commence.

Going further, the partners, Kemi Osagbodje and Muyiwa Oshinaike stated that the arrival of the 10 successful families to the house will start the contest. From the first day to the seventh day, various tasks and challenges created for the families to test their abilities and their performances will be rated both by the judges and the viewers at home who will constantly send in their votes through the various media provided.

In addition to creating a pedagogic experience for families and viewers alike, there will be resource persons each day to lecture the contesting families on the next task and issues that relate to family lives. The tasks will get tougher and more technical by the day, and the booth camp will close two days before the grand finale. The last task will take place before an audience and the family with the highest votes overall emerges winner, taking the ultimate grand prize of one million naira cash prize and an all-expense paid trip to Dubai.

Amongst criteria for qualification is the purchase of the registration form which makes them eligible to contest. In addition, only nuclear families with a minimum of two and maximum of three children will be eligible for participation. The parents must be legally married and the children must not be less than two years and not older than 10 years of age. The children must also be the family’s biological children and all family members must be physically fit, in excellent physical and mental health.

Asides the prizes to be won, participating families would enjoy high level of exposure, have the opportunity to learn values to improve family living after the show and would facilitate bonding among family members.

The ‘Super Family Reality TV Show’, first of its kind and unlike no reality TV show ever is truly a much needed initiative especially in the Nigerian society where failing and failed marriages seem to be on the rise.

Being a true family means you are a part of something wonderful and many people in realization of this have begun working hard to strengthen this domestic bond. ‘Super Family reality TV Show’ has a step in the right direction and it is expected that the ripple effect of this step would be felt within and beyond the shores of Nigeria.