TAKE Me to My Crush (TMTMC) is the latest show to have Basotho viewers at the edges of their seats as on-screen participants search for potential partners.
This is a platform that gives one individual, aged 18 and above and of all sexes, a chance to write to TMTMC and tell them about a person on whom they have a crush.
Once contact is made between the duo, they go onto a date at an undisclosed location and the “crusher” is given an opportunity to poor their heart out. The person who is being crushed on only gets to find out who the person that has a crush on them is upon their first meeting.
Since the first episode aired on 1 August 2020, it has racked up over 25 000 views on the TMTMC Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The first guests to appear on the show are Kamoho Thakhisi and Sebolelo Mokhelo. The two are both from Ha-Motloheloa, Maseru.
Viewers can expect two TMTMC episodes to be aired monthly.
The exact date when the second episode will be published is yet to be determined although it will air before the end of the month.
The TMTMC team comprises of Tšepang Maboee, who is a founder and presenter of the show. Other presenters on the show include Seipati Motlatla, Lebohang Lesoma, Joel Thuhloane and Reamohetse Prince Magaga.
Mahapela Mofoka and Tšepo Kotelo are the show’s videographers.
In an interview with the Weekender this week, the main founder of TMTMC, Mohlokaqala Monfundisi who is also the producer, director and editor of the show, said they started the show having been inspired to help others meet their potential partners.
“We realised that some people get cold feet when they have to tell someone how they feel about them.
“TMTMC is a reality show which offers people a platform where they get to finally meet their potential partners. It gives a crusher a platform to tell a ‘crushee’ how they feel about them on a romantic date.”
Mohlokaqala said the show has been received well by their audience who often call and send them text messages to complement their work.
He admitted that they have also received negative remarks but said they have used them to build and improve the experience they are looking to provide.
The first TMTMC episode included background music from various local artistes in an effort to set the mood of the show.
Mohlokaqala said this was intentionally done to promote local art as they were looking to showcase Lesotho’s talent.
Their hope is to one day have the show aired on national television.
“Our main aim is to see TMTMC episodes being televised, whether on our national broadcaster or on other channels.
“However, in the meantime, we are publishing our episodes on social media where we learned that nothing is impossible and we have since received a warm welcome,” Mohlokaqala said.