‘Shoot Your Shot’ might be a popular phrase in pop culture and social media but the show is like nothing we’ve ever seen on Nigerian TV.
Bisola and the ‘Shoot Your Shot’ team set the ball rolling for secret admirers to voice their feelings for their crush. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn’t, but the build-up and the dates make for a really good watch.
In episode 1, we met Obinna Montero, a 26-year-old Lagos-based chef who has been secretly crushing on Jessica Kings, a fellow chef. The two had met on a cooking show and despite taking an instant liking to her, he never mustered the courage to tell her how he truly feels about her.
And here’s where Shoot Your Shot came in. With the help of Bisola and the team, he set up an intimate dinner where he poured out his heart to Jessica.
Jessica, 21, was a bit hesitant initially because according to her, she sees Obinna around Festac Town with a couple of girls. Obinna tried to explain that he doesn’t have any feelings for those girls, but she insisted that they remain friends and see how it goes.
After a little persuasion and intervention by Bisola, Jessica gave in and admitted she was being coy because she’s always liked him.
In episode 2, Emmanuel Akpotang a 32-year-old technician and repentant serial player tries to win the heart of Vivian Nwabueze, a student and entrepreneur.
They met on a set where they were both working but at the time she was in a relationship. A couple of months ago, however, she broke up with her boyfriend and he saw it as an opportunity to slide in.
He approached the Shoot Your Shot team to help set him up with Vivian.
Vivian, 23, was very excited about meeting her admirer but all that changed the moment she set her eyes on him.
She accused him of being a serial cheat and said he was the last person she expected to see.
Not even the intimate setting or Bisola’s pleas could get her to give him a chance.
Episode 3 introduced us to Matilda Okonkwo, the first female admirer on the show.
Matilda is a 22-year-old model who’s currently studying Criminology at the National Open University.
Matilda has had a crush on Eddy Montana, 27, a car dealer and model, from the moment she first saw him at the mall with a mutual friend.
She was immediately struck by his incredibly good looks but also the fact that he didn’t pay any attention to her. See, Matilda has always been used to men falling over themselves to get her attention so you can understand why Eddy’s attitude piqued her interest.
She wasn’t bold enough to ask for his number, so she started stalking him on social media and even bombarding his DMs with messages, all to no avail.
When Bisola eventually introduced both of them, Eddy didn’t remember her, but he was pleasantly surprised by her beauty. And when she finally worked up the courage to ask him to be her boyfriend, he didn’t waste any time saying yes.
What will episode 4 bring us? Tune in to Africa Magic, DStv Channel 151 1t 6:30 PM this Sunday to find out!