By Amin Kef Sesay
It is now an open secret that the voting process for twenty (20) contestants out of the fifty (50), who were shortlisted during the audition is now in progress and members of the public are actively participating. The lucky twenty who will bag more votes will ultimately enter the House on the 14th October 2020 when the Housemates Salone Season 2 Reality TV Show will commence in full gear.
Presently, these hopeful contestants are frantically trying to garner support from the public by lobbying, using various social media platforms to woo members of the public to cast their votes for them.
Members of the public are free to cast their votes for contestants of their choices. The voting process is simple: Vote for your favourite contestant by sending his or her respective number via SMS to 5500 or dial *5500#. For Diaspora Voting supporters of the respective contestants can call +232 99 00 5500.
For now all the fifty two (52) top applicants or contestants that made it during the audition have unique numbers. It is their unique or respective numbers that should be sent via text message (SMS) to 5500 or by dialling *5500#.
Once the show commences on the 14th October 2020 it will be streamed live online at Africa Young Voices Media Empire Facebook page, AYV entertainment TV, Africell Sierra Leone Facebook page and on website at www.ayvnews.com.Replay of Housemates Salone Season 2 Audition is now aired on AYV Television Channel 33.
What the competitors will be battling for during the competition is the whopping sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Million Leones (Le250M) plus undertaking a round trip to Dubai.
Apart from bagging the Star Prize of Two Hundred and Fifty Million Leones (Le250M), all other participants will be entitled to their daily allowances of Le100, 000 each whilst they still remain in the House and accumulatively given to them whenever they are evicted.
Interestingly, during a particular stage of the Show, based on the percentage of votes scored by a particular Housemate, such will determine whether he or she will be evicted from the House. Evictions will continue until the ultimate winner emerges.
Besides providing entertainment for viewers, the organizers of this Reality TV Show are keen on promoting Youth Empowerment.
If some of the Housemates will appear sexy by the kind of dresses they wear then that must not come as any big surprise simply because they are expected to display nudity.
Again, if sometimes they talk harshly then it is because they are to intermittently use strong language and act funnily as the expectation is for them to be humorous. Manifestation of these traits is what will really make the Reality TV Show very interesting to watch, providing some form of comic relief for viewers and serving as a therapy to reduce stresses.
Organisers of the event, Africa Young Voices (AYV) and Africell are very enthusiastic to enhance youth empowerment in the country and Housemates Salone is one platform that will provide that for the young competitors.
The Housemates stand to benefit from motivational lectures and added to that they will be availed the opportunity to socialize, learn how to play different games, how to speak fluently etc. With all these it will definitely transform the Housemates from what their characters were before they entered the House.
But financially empowering these Housemates is one of the most important channels of making them relevant in society. Each day spent in the House will earn a Housemate Le100, 000. The winner will bag Le250, 000,000 and he or she is expected to champion a key project that could positively impact the lives of young people in this country.
It is widely known that since its inception the African Young Voices (AYV) has been providing opportunities for young people to have their voices heard, to learn new skills and meaningfully contribute to overall national development.
This youth empowerment drive is one of the cardinal objectives of this renowned media empire and it has been successfully rolling it out.
On the part of Africell, the telecommunications service provider has been supporting various entertainment activities and even young artists in the country with the avowed aim of catching them young and as well contributing to enable young people realise their full potentials and bring them out.
As it is going to be an interesting and widely watched Reality TV Show on AYV TV Channel 34, Housemates Salone will also provide a marketing platform for many corporate and business institutions such as Banks, business houses, entertainment entities etc, who will be effectively making use of the channel to advertise their products and services.
As advertisement is key to marketing, through this means provided by Housemates Salone these business entities will reach out to the wider public.
The competition is going to be keen, especially after Sierra Leoneans have enjoyed a successful Season1 and saw the handing over of the star prize to the eventual winner.