Wedding reality show launched
By Rosalia David
THE wedding reality show ‘My Dream Wedding’ premiered its first episode at the Grove Mall Cinema over the weekend.
Speaking to Confidente, executive producer of the show Julia Kadhikwa said the attendance was impressive as there were a lot of events happening around Windhoek at the same time.
“People are not really into going to cinemas or popcorn, especially during this time so I thought people would have an excuse not show up. This was new for me because I had to source a new audience because of the events I used to do but to my surprise people came,” she said.
The show debut featured a couple from different Namibian tribes (Herero and Damara) and their journey, leading up to their wedding day revealing the pros and cons of traditional weddings.
“It was quite a long journey, had challenges, from putting everything on hold because of the pandemic and due to the conflict that was happening also but now I am ready to risk my entire universe to make sure the second episode is twice as good as the first,” Kadhikwa said.
She added that the feedback after the premiere was overwhelming promising the full season by next year.
The premiere was attended by information deputy minister Emma Theofelus, South African actor SK Khoza and Namcor chief executive Imms Mulunga amongst other guests.
Kadhikwa said the pilot that premiered over the weekend will be airing in a movie format soon while calling out to couples getting married in October, November and December this year to contact them for coverage.
“We want to shoot back to back for episodes and then we can have the full season out by next year … the year is almost over.”
Kadhikwa went on to say that Namibians can expect 12 more episodes for a full season while the reality show is also anticipated to broadcast on national television on a date yet to be announced.
“I thought people would be like, what was the hype all about but I am happy with the outcome and the feedback … people were like, is it done already, wanting to watch more. It is was a good feeling after all.”
The show is produced by Olive Entertainment Agency and African Nexus Digital Media.