Another reality show, Love Island is coming to Nigeria

Another reality TV show is about to add to the tension and social media freenzy caused by Big Brother Naija.

Love Island, a romantic TV series is making its way to Nigeria five years after it was launched in the United Kingdom.
Love Island is a show where single men and women participate together and face different challenges until they meet their love partner.

The dating TV series which started in the UK in 2015 has gained traction and expanding internationally.

The show sees singles enter a Villa in search of love, with a final twist at the end, with huge cash prize awaiting the couple who win the show.
Love Island is filled with sexy challenges and steamy scene.

In 2018, Love Island received the BAFTA TV Award for 'Best Reality and Constructed Factual'.

In the same year, and the show expanded internationally for the first season of Love Island Australia.

Then in 2019, America jumped on board for their first go at the popular show.

Multichoice Nigeria, the organizers of BBNaija, had early this year launched Ultimate Love reality TV show which is similar to Love Island.

Love Island's entrance to Nigeria was first announced on Instagram by Toyin Subi, who said the show would be recorded and produced in the country.

"Media and entertainment investment and management group Digital Play Nigeria has acquired ITV Studios’ reality format Love Island, bringing the format to Africa for the first time," he wrote.

"The deal was announced during the ITV Studios Fall Festival that took place this week in London.

"The show will be recorded and produced in Nigeria and the first season will air on Television Continental (TVC) for terrestrial broadcast and on 9 Vision Media for digital."

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Digital Play Lands on Love Island Nigeria. Media and entertainment investment and management group Digital Play Nigeria has acquired ITV Studios’ reality format Love Island, bringing the format to Africa for the first time. The deal was announced during the ITV Studios Fall Festival that took place this week in London. The show will be recorded and produced in Nigeria and the first season will air on Television Continental (TVC) for terrestrial broadcast and on 9 Vision Media for digital. UK-based production and distribution company ITV Studios created the dating reality show. According to Maarten Meijs, president of global entertainment at ITV Studios: “Within ITV Studios, we vest a high number of iconic and powerful formats with a lot of staying power. Our partners know where to find us and together we are able to supersize our biggest brands in their local markets.” TVC is a broadcast TV station in Lagos, Nigeria that provides entertainment, talkshows and news. 9 Vision Media is a mobile TV operator that is building a library of content to deliver via the internet to mobile devices and free TV set-top boxes. @santiagowuj @seyitinubu @seunokunfolami

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