Malawi24’s senior entertainment reporter Lyonike Mughogho is fighting for a place in the Rise Africa Reality Show house, having successfully passed the Zomba auditions.
The selection exercise conducted at Hotel Masongola in Zomba on 28th and 29th October saw the promising reporter joining nine others to represent the Eastern Region. From the list, a total of five contestants with more votes will enter the Rise Africa house.
We therefore urge Malawians to vote for this visionary young man to make it into the house. The high levels of poverty in the country which deny millions of Malawians their right to education, has laid the motivation for his participation in the show.
“I am not in this for fame or money, but as a proudly Malawian I have an obligation to my motherland. Gone are the days when politicians were considered to be answers to our problems,” says Mughogho
The 22 year old plans to pump the money into the education sector should he win the ultimate K10 million prize. He said, he will establish a scholarship trust whose beneficiaries will be poor of the poorest secondary school students.
“Education is a key to development and its sad that it has become a privilege in Malawi. No one is to blame for this considering the rise in the cost of living which has made fees rocket. I could have opted for investing the money into a personal business but that will largely benefit myself and not my country.”
Voting started on Wednesday last week and it ends on 18th November. If you vote for him, you stand a chance of winning K3000 worth of tnm/airtel credit. Aftet voting, send a screen shot or forward a delivery report of your vote on whatsapp or mobile text respectively to 0882217591. You can vote for as many times as possible through airtel and tnm, an SMS cost K50.
The arts reporter believes a better Africa is knocking and its just a matter of unclocking the barrier to let it in. He admires countries like Rwanda and Mozambique which despite suffering many years of political turmoil, have managed to build from the brocken pieces and secure an economic muscle.
“Our president, Peter Mutharika says, we need to be patriotic, hardworking and have integrity. In these words I find a cure to the problems we face in different areas.”
Rise Africa Reality TV Show is the first of its kind in Malawi. It aims at providing solutions to problems Africa is facing. Contestants will only be getting into the house on weekends where they will be assigned different tasks. It will run for 9 weeks and the winner will walk away with K10 million. It is a very positive show devoid of nudity, sexual activities, drugs and substance abuse, among other vices.