Youth entrepreneurship show BLAZE BYOB (Be Your Own Boss) will air on KTN in February and March next year. The show will begin airing on 6th February 2017 and will run for eight weeks every Monday from 8pm to 9pm.
The reality TV show will have 12 contestants who were chosen at auditions during the BLAZE Summits. They were mentorship events that took place in Eldoret, Thika, Nakuru, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu which saw over 44,000 young people attend. 778 of them auditioned for the show and eventually 12 of them were selected. The show will have a panel of three judges who will be joined by guest judges from various fields in line with the challenges presented to the contestants.
The grand prize of the show will be Ksh. 5 million which will include Ksh. 3 million in cash and the rest will be form of mentorship, financial advice and business support.
BLAZE is a Safaricom sub-brand that was launched in May this year that is for the youth aged 26 years and below. It has since then accumulated 900,000 subscribers.
BLAZE BYOB is similar to KCB Lion’s Den which airs on NTV.