February is commonly known around the world as the month of love, but, in Kenya this year, the love is about to get blazed up with a new reality TV show featuring former radio queen Caroline Mutoko and the often suited up celebrity rapper, King Kaka.
In a blazing hot event that went down last evening at the iHub, the Blaze ‘Be Your Own Boss (BYOB) show meant for Kenya’s youth was officially launched.
L-R: Trushar Khetia, Caroline Mutoko, and Kevin Ombima (King Kaka)
The show is a youth entrepreneurship reality series featuring 12 contestants who will battle it out for a prize of Ksh 5 million.
Blaze BYOB, a youth oriented platform, has been running mentorship events dubbed ‘Blaze summits’, across different parts of Kenya including Eldoret, Thika, Nakuru, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.
The reality series will air every Monday on KTN for 8 weeks from 8pm to 9pm, starting from the February 6, 2017.
The winner will go home with Ksh 5 million, inclusive of Ksh 3 million in cash and Ksh 2 million in support in the areas of mentorship, business and financial advice.
The twelve contestants include Catherine Akoth, Paul Zakaria, David Kimani, Samuel Muraguri, Susan Mueni, Keith Asumba, Susan Maina, Lynnette Achieng, Vivian Nekesa, Wayne Ochieng, Joseph Mugweru, and Vinesenciah Gisore.
BLAZE is a Safaricom brand launched in May 2016, geared towards the youth aged between 10 and 26, and has more than 1 million subscribers to date.