On Sunday, February 9, 2020, marks the beginning of an exciting brand-new reality show, “The Ultimate Love”.
The reality TV show which was launched on African Magic features 8 women and men who will compete for true love as they live under the same roof for months and carry out different tasks.
According to the organiser of the show, the aim is to build a relationship that will lead to marriage.
The 16 housemates, who will compete for love, have been revealed and here is what you need to know about them.
‘The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ – this seems to be the case with Arnold as he loves his food, especially egusi. Arnold’s longest relationship was with his high school sweetheart, which lasted four years.
Although he hasn’t had much luck in recent years, Arnold still believes in love and spontaneity in a relationship. Violence is a huge turn off for him, he prefers someone who is a giver. Arnold’s ability to write and sing will hopefully enable him to express himself and hopefully his love language too.
2) David Wilson
The 33-year-old from Bayelsa State isn’t fussy at all when it comes to relationships. All he requires is some quality time and a personal touch.
Though he won’t say he believes in love at first sight, David Wilson is all about being open-minded and recognizing that the world is changing. With this knowledge, he allows himself to get guidance from the universe.
The charismatic 24-year-old from Enugu State is clear on one thing; to find his ride-or-die. His orotund voice might be one of his best attributes but his lips top everything else.
Even though he is a words-of-affirmation type of guy, he believes his lips are a vital tool to getting a message across. He also believes that for a relationship to work, there must be clear gender roles. Let’s just say he’s all for mutual understanding.
This 35-year-old engineer from Ebonyi State is grounded on who he is and would never trade anything about him for anything else. He’s comfortable in his skin but also a very sensitive guy.
For Jay, love is all about attraction and he believes it’s the basis for anything else that follows. Interestingly, he says he always fantasised about proposing in France, near the Eiffel Tower.
32-year-old serial entrepreneur Kachi is from Imo State and has a deep love for his culture and tradition. The self-proclaimed charmer firmly believes a man should always provide for his family but has a liberal side to match – he is open to a partner having her own identity. Don’t expect looks to knock him off his feet though, as he doesn’t believe in love at first sight and prefers to find something deeper to win him over.
Love looks like it’s always been in his favour, his longest relationship stretched all the way back to high school and lasted till he entered the working world! Expect a breath-taking proposal from Kachi as he declares, “I need to take her by storm” when sharing how he’ll pop the question if he finds ’The One’.
Louis is a modern-day man who believes roles should be equally shared in a relationship. Having a connection is very important to him, a relationship can be judged in the beginning whether it’s for keeps or not. When Louis’ longest relationship of three years ended, he had no regrets; nor did he harbour any feelings of resentment, because he thoroughly enjoyed his time in the relationship. Going forward Louis hopes to find someone who is caring and will give-of themselves as much he does.
An element of surprise is what Louis believes in when thinking about a marriage proposal, he’s clearly playing his card close to his chest.
32-year-old Obichukwu from Imo State is more than just dashingly handsome and suave. He cares for the greater good too, as is evidenced not only by his passion for social work, but also the fact he explicitly mentions what a huge heart he has. When quizzed about what he longs for in a lover, he sums it up poignantly: “A woman who gives me peace.”
He reiterates how superficial beauty means nothing if someone isn’t caring and compassionate. He’s quite conservative and traditional too; preferring to be a provider for his family in addition to being strict and uncompromising about any sexual encounters in the Love Pad.
Michael will never compromise on love and believes that ultimate love is finding someone who can complement his life. He believes one has to be selfless, kind and patient in a relationship. His passion for people has burnt his fingers in the past as people took him for granted.
His longest relationship ended when his significant other left the country. Michael dusted himself off and is now ready to find someone who can be a ying to his yang. Michael’s good looks is one of his greatest attributes. Hmm… We wonder if he’s used his looks to get himself out of a sticky situation?
The beautiful Bolanle is not only bubbly and witty but an incredibly multi-talented woman too. With a job resume that runs the gamut from media personality, to production manager and even CEO of an industrial cleaning and fumigation company, it’s clear Bolanle is an accomplished leader with much to offer. The 35-year-old calls Ondo State home and while she loves the vibrance, colour and richness of her culture, she also feels there’s room for a little modernity and pragmatism when necessary.
A public proposal is still an absolute no-no in her books though. She chuckles before expressing that it would be rather “embarrassing”. Above all, she’s looking for someone who is expressive and a solid communicator because, as she puts so perfectly, you can be, “15 years into a marriage and still be growing and getting to know one another more deeply.”
Soft-spoken with kind eyes and a warm smile – this was the lasting first impression Cherry made on us as she took us through her profile journey. It’s a perfect match for her career as a medical doctor too, in addition to the entrepreneurial skills in her arsenal.
The Imo State local is a hopeless romantic with a profound appreciation for grand gestures of affection, dancing and the delicious, traditional cuisine of her people. That said, she doesn’t believe in surface level connections like she used to when she was younger. She’s ultimately looking for a man who deeply understands her and accepts her as she is – both the good and the bad.
This vivacious, soon to be 36-year-old is a cool, collected and assertive brand architect from Abia State. She doesn’t shy away from calling it how she sees it, so it’s little wonder that honesty and realness are things she privileges in a would-be spouse. Don’t let her boldness allow you to mistake her for a rulebreaker though. She confesses that she’s fiercely traditional and conservative.
As such, she embraces African cultural norms of subservience and submission to one’s husband. In the same vein, brash gestures of love and public spectacle aren’t really all that important to her. She stresses that as long as she’s in love, she’s ready to say, “yes” to that life-long commitment.
Ebiteinye is a 26-year-old accountant from who believes that love can be found anywhere in an instant. In her quest to find ultimate love, her beliefs aren’t clouded and she is ready to take the role of being a supportive partner.
Even though money makes the world go around for others, Ebiteinye is looking for more than that. She’s looking for attention and care.
13) Jenny Koko
Young at heart and full of joy, 26-year-old Jenny Koko is not short on love for herself and is particularly in love with her height as well as her penchant for kindness. The fabrics trader from Rivers State considers respect the most important aspect of a relationship and totally believes in love at first sight. Culture ranks high on her priority list so that’s the one thing you’re certain she won’t waiver on.
Jenny Koko also carries an interesting secret as she previously received a proposal from a suitor but her father declined after realising her beau was way too old for her in his opinion. Now Jenny Koko is out to give love another try on Ultimate Love and would absolutely adore a nice, intimate proposal to capture her heart.
Want to win over Nkechi? The formula is simple: surprise her! The 29-year-old marketing executive hails from Anambra State and absolutely adores receiving gifts of all kinds including flowers, accessories and more.
She views herself as a strong willed woman who recently left a relationship that spanned a decade. She wants people to state their intentions and make them crystal clear as mixed signals won’t fly here. Now with her heart ready to write a new love story, Nkechi is searching for a lifelong partner to give her all.
Can you give Rosie good communication, understanding, respect and trust? The 35-year-old teacher can school you on love, as her longest relationship spanned a respectable 12 years! The Ogun State native is never short on smiles with her dream proposal happening on the beach in the middle of a dreamy sunset.
Love at first sight to her means more than the physical and is determined by whether she feels a meaningful connection with a person. The one thing she won’t compromise on though is hooking up with a suitor before she feels totally safe and secure that they won’t take her on a fruitless ride.
Theresa has the look of a model and the mind of a doctor as she’s currently an optometrist. She believes in traditional roles in a relationship but not to an extent where the man mistreats a woman. Theresa is a private person and believes that if anyone is to propose to her, it should happen behind closed doors.
The only time she craves attention is from her partner in a relationship and the more attention she receives, the more loved up she feels. Will 26-year-old Theresa find someone who speaks her love language in the Love Pad? Well, let’s find out, shall we?