In just a few days’ time, Primus Guma Guma Star will be on our screens once again and whereas there have been informal complaints from fans about the last two editions with many people calling for a complete overhaul of the whole thing, there are a few things that organizers of the reality show can do to save the upcoming edition. First, it’s important that we look where those complaints stemmed from, then the appropriate corrections that should be made.
1. Make it more inclusive in nominations
The exact formula for nominating contestants still remains unclear and shoddy. It is of great concern that people involved in the nominations have little or no knowledge at all about Rwandan showbiz. Should this happen again then it will be a major blow.
2. Introduce a judge-bench
Although it might sound a bit harsh to the participants, having experienced judges in music giving their remarks on performances will more than give the public an idea on who to vote for, given those who vote only go for popularity rather than performances.
3. Change the MC
I know Lion Imanzi has done a great job for the past two seasons, but realistically speaking he has faded out and he is no longer lively up there on stage. The show has become too “official” thanks to him and he keeps on making misdemeanors. In the last edition, he literally poured cold water on Young Grace’s performance, although the move was seen by many as masquerade move to solicit votes for her.
4. Make it unpredictable
King James won season 2 of PGGSS II. Photo/Internet
I have no idea how they will do this, but almost everyone knew Tom Close was winning season one and the same applies to King James when he was crowned winner of season 2. Remember the rowdy crow that resorted to throwing stones when Tom Close won the first edition? Making too obvious for every eye steals away that anxious feeling on the night of the grand finale. But I guess for publicity reasons, one with the most popularity has to “inadvertently” scoop it.