It’s been three episodes of nerves, guts and aww-inducing love stories on Africa Magic’s brand new show, ‘Shoot Your Shot’ hosted by actress and BBNaija alumnus, Bisola Aiyeola.
‘Shoot Your Shot’ might be a popular phrase in pop culture and social media but the show is like nothing we’ve ever seen on Nigerian TV.
Bisola and the ‘Shoot Your Shot’ team set the ball rolling for secret admirers to voice their feelings for their crush. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t, but the build-up and the dates make for a really good watch.
In episode 1, we met Obinna Montero, a 26-year-old Lagos-based chef who has been secretly crushing on Jessica Kings, a fellow chef. The two had met on a cooking show and despite taking an instant liking to her, he never mustered the courage to tell her how he truly feels about her.
And here’s where Shoot Your Shot came in. With the help of Bisola and the team, he set up an intimate dinner where he poured out his heart to Jessica.
Jessica, 21, was a bit hesitant initially because according to her, she sees Obinna around Festac Town with a couple of girls. Obinna tried to explain that he doesn’t have any feelings for those girls, but she insisted that they remain friends and see how it goes.
After a little persuasion and intervention by Bisola, Jessica gave in and admitted she was being coy because she’s always liked him.
In episode 2, Emmanuel Akpotang a 32-year-old technician and repentant serial player tries to win the heart of Vivian Nwabueze, a student and entrepreneur.
They met on a set where they were both working but at the time she was in a relationship. A couple of months ago, however, she broke up with her boyfriend and he saw it as an opportunity to slide in.
He approached the Shoot Your Shot team to help set him up with Vivian.
Vivian, 23, was very excited about meeting her admirer but all that changed the moment she set her eyes on him.
She accused him of being a serial cheat and said he was the last person she expected to see.
Not even the intimate setting or Bisola’s pleas could get her to give him a chance.
Episode 3 introduced us to Matilda Okonkwo, the first female admirer on the show.
Matilda is a 22-year-old model who’s currently studying Criminology at the National Open University.
Matilda has had a crush on Eddy Montana, 27, a car dealer and model, from the moment she first saw him at the mall with a mutual friend.
She was immediately struck by his incredibly good looks but also the fact that he didn’t pay any attention to her. See, Matilda has always been used to men falling over themselves to get her attention so you can understand why Eddy’s attitude piqued her interest.
She wasn’t bold enough to ask for his number, so she started stalking him on social media and even bombarding his DMs with messages, all to no avail.
When Bisola eventually introduced both of them, Eddy didn’t remember her, but he was pleasantly surprised by her beauty. And when she finally worked up the courage to ask him to be her boyfriend, he didn’t waste any time saying yes.
The newly wed Big Brother Naija former housemate revealed that some women might have had miscarriages, or are even going through other issues in their lives, but are constantly reminded about pregnancy by the association of womb watchers.
She stated that women are not only baby making machines, and therefore, the decision to raise a family should be solely dependent on the couple.
“The way I’m looking at the next person who drops a pregnancy comment on my post. Continue reading if you don’t want to get BLOCKED. (I’m not joking).
“I’ve ignored them for the longest now but according to the womb watchers on social media I have been pregnant for over a YEAR. So let me get this off my heart. Some people have flat stomachs naturally and some people have big stomachs naturally. The latter is ME. And when I’m on my period it is even BIGGER. I don’t owe anyone a flat stomach but still I try to suck in my belly in every single picture and sometimes I do it better than others. The worst is that even when I’m proud of my ‘sucking in skills’ on a particular picture there is always SOMEONE who still comments something about pregnancy. This is a habit that HAS TO STOP.
“First of all, women are more than baby making machines. A woman’s fertility or decision to start a family is for her to decide, not for you to comment on in every single picture… Must our stomachs always be the first thing you look at?? 🧐
“Secondly, I’m not just speaking up for myself but for women in general. You may mean well when making pregnancy remarks but it is not always a compliment. For women who have had miscarriages, have been trying unsuccessfully for a baby, or simply conscious about their weight it can be very distressing, triggering and also puts a lot of undue pressure on them. So unless someone has announced a pregnancy or told you then please be nice and DONT COMMENT OR CONGRATULATE them on one.
“Trust me when the time is right I welcome pregnancy (twins please Lord!👶🏽👶🏽) and starting a family at God’s time. But until I’ve said I’m expecting please stop with the pregnancy comments. I’ll have no patience for them anymore and any one who writes such comments will get BLOCKED.
“To those who mean well, thank you so much, I do love you all💛 But to the amebos please be amebos elsewhere 😁. It’s pressure enough being a woman, so let’s not add to it. Happy Sunday.”
Popular singer, Tiwa Savage has lambasted Pulse Nigeria after one of its editors published an article attacking the singer’s brand.
Motolani Alake, one of Pulse NG’s writers had written an opinionated article about Tiwa Savage’s music tagged “failing career.”
This however was followed with a series of backlash as Tiwa called out the journalist on Twitter, and now finally attacked the media house directly.
Quoting one of Pulse’s article on Twitter, the mother of one wrote;
“I’m glad you know it’s YOU guys I was talking about. “Because say I quiet no mean say I be fool” – don’t try and turn nigerian media against me to hide your guilty conscience. Ask all the media houses I have great relationships with them. What you did with this is pure EVIL.”