Television of Tuesday, 27 August 2013
This Thursday 29th August 2013 sees the last episode of “Bedroom Diaries Of A Black Woman” for season one, the most talked about and well loved TV reality drama comes to an end with an hour long insight interview with the named AfroELLE Powerlist 2013 and creator Benny Bonsu interviewed by Viasat1’s number one entertainment presenter Agnes Ntow.
Bedroom Diaries of a Black Woman premiered in June 2013 as a cross platform reality drama on Viasat1, XFM95.1, Facebook and YouTube. First of its kind anywhere in the world, which saw the show being nominated for the World Summit Award 2013 for the “Best E-Media & Journalism” with awards to take place in Sri Lanka in October 2013, where they will represent Ghana and Africa.
[Bedroom Diaries Of A Black Woman (BDOABW) was a refreshing new approach to examining norms and challenges of the 21st African woman while tackling challenging topics and issues many are too scared to address.
It is modern, fresh, positive, passionate, and trustworthy and stands out from the crowd. It was particularly exciting for its creative approach to integrating social media with TV and radio.
Each episode on TV was preceded by an interaction on Twitter from 7pm for an hour, followed by the TV series at 8pm-9pm, then followed by a radio show on XFM 95.1 from 9pm-10pm on Thursdays and then a Saturday morning show from 9am-12pm every weekend.
This cross platform approach allows viewers and listeners to interact and contribute to the topics being discussed in each episode. In order for fans of the show to interact on the site, they must like the BDOABW (Facebook) FB page, follow BDOABW on twitter to be followed back by the series characters.
Once this occurs, BEDROOM DIARIES got fans full attention and a page that started with 300 followers ended up with over 13,000 followers by week 12. Fans communicate directly to each other, follow other fans, write blog posts and share photos.
The topics addressed were central to women’s lives, including career, relationships, and self-esteem and reflect the urban middle-class African reality. It all started off as a blog in 2002.
With over 146,000 XFM95.1’s Facebook and over 40,000 active listeners and ’engagers’, the radio platform has become one of the most talked about shows in Accra. However the audience is already global, attracting interest from 'afropolitans' around the globe.}
This Thursday 29th August 2013 at 8pm, viewers and listeners gets the chance to ask questions through Agnes Ntow with an hour long “a not to be missed interview” with the woman behind “Bedroom Diaries Of A Black Woman.”
Why did she really leave Viasat? What to expect in season two of Bedroom diaries? And what did the Ghanaian celebrities really say about the show.
This is not to be missed.