Same-sex couple to feature in new season of Makoti, Are You The One?

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The women want blessings from the in-laws to get married.
The women want blessings from the in-laws to get married.
Corrie Hansen

Most women have to wait until after they get married to build relationships with their in laws, but these women are brave enough to spend 21 days with their in-laws to get to know each other before they say 'I do'.

They are hoping to get a blessing from the in-laws to marry their sons.

Mzansi Magic’s Makoti, Are You the One? is coming back to the screens for the second season.

The process is also seen as a way to test the prospective wife's character and commitment to her future husband and his family despite challenging family dynamics. Makoti, Are You the One? opens the door to the trials and tribulations couples experience with their families.

This season, viewers will explore the opinions and tasks given to Refiloe, Pinky, Sophie and Wendy by their in-laws in order to determine whether the women are the appropriate fit for their potential families.

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Also, this season, there will be an introduction of a same sex couple.

There’s Wendy and Lorraine who met and started their office romance in 2018. Will their families bless their pending nuptials as the two learn to navigate their blended family and try to convince them that their same sex relationship is not a passing phase.

Refiloe approached Linda, a tavern owner and hip-hop DJ, as a groupie via Facebook six years ago. Refiloe is ready to walk down the aisle, but his family wants her to first help him take responsibility for the kids he had before they met.

Taking viewers to her in-law home in Jeppestown, while dealing with their trust issues, Pinky and Shaun, who have been together since 2016, also face the struggle of convincing his mother that she’s not as ill-mannered and lazy as his mother believes her to be. How will she convince her mother-in-law that she’s not there to steal the family’s breadwinner?

Sophie is a 23-year-old team leader at an insurance company, in a relationship with 28-year-old Prince. The two met at university in 2019 – the same year she fell pregnant, and he ghosted her. In the wake of reuniting, his strict Ndebele family has made it clear that they prefer his ex-girlfriend.

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Shirley Adonisi, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net says they are successful in giving viewers relatable content.

“Emo-tainment shows about love and marriage like Makoti, Are You the One? provide viewers with an entertaining, thought-provoking, and intimate look inside the lives of people who are experiencing a practice that's a very big part of our culture. We’re excited to bring back a show that resonates with our audiences and will no doubt keep our viewers entertained.”

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