A female colleague of mine showed me a youtube clip of this young lady participant during a presentation task on the ongoing koko mansion show and couldn't help but laugh real hard. Apparently, the organisers of the show must have included the lady to spice up the show ala Ali Baba style hoping the viewers in time will vote her out for a more "befitting" kokolette for D'banj.
Alas, feelers from viewers both from the diaspora and even within the country seems to be in favour of Rita. As a matter of fact, the organisers are being accused of introducing certain intellectual tasks so as to exploit the lady's educational weakness!
A response on the show's website even went as far as accusing the organisers of the show of changing the main theme of the show from searching for "AN IDEAL AFRICAN WOMAN" to searching for "AN IDEAL AFRICAN AMBASSADOR" with thier introduction of certain tasks. This, it was alleged was aimed at edging the young lady out of the top spot of the show! http://www.kokomansion.tv/shownews.php?id=32
Now, the winner emerges on August 9th and the organisers have defined their ideal African Woman thus :
1. She's attractive
2. She's intelligent
3. She's eloquent
4. She's got self-esteem
5. She's confident
6. She's neat
7. She's a homemaker
8. She's industrious and business savvy
9. Her words are graceful
10. And She's a virtuous woman. http://www.kokomansion.tv/shownews.php?id=3
Of course, the caveat "It's time to discard sentiments and excuses" was added for effect.
The questions are, Will D'banj and the organisers of this show crown Rita the Ultimate Kokolette if she has the highest vote?
If Rita eventually wins this, will she be a good ambassador of the lady folks in the eyes of the world?
How will she grant interviews, hold press conferences, hold meaningful discussions without sending the audience reeling with laughter like "Jenifa"?
And if she loses, will there not be some accusation of conspiracy theory on the part of the organisers?
After this show, how much will Rita affect the D'banj brand?