- Celebrity clinical psychologist Nozibusiso Nyawose joins HONEY TV for a brand-new relationship reality show
- Love Me or Leave Me premiered on DStv’s HONEY channel at 10 PM on 20 August 2021
Love Me or Leave Me sees four unhappy couples come together to find a reason to fight through their problems. Nozibusiso Nyawose takes each couple on a journey to healing in a bootcamp style format that requires each of them to break down critical emotional walls.
At the end of the season, all four couples must decide if they will stick with one another or part ways. “Having to get through to them psychologically was very difficult as many layers had to be healed first, said Nyawose in an interview. “Each couple presented with their own set of unhealthy traits.
”Most couples had been prisoners of their backgrounds and their perceptions were influenced by that background.”
As the latest addition to HONEY TV’s roster of talent from across the continent, Nyawose joins the channel as the first in-house therapist who doubles as a host. Nyawose has vast experience in television, having been the resident psychologist for popular shows on DStv such as uTatakho, Nyan Nyan and Uthando Nesthembu. Her open approach to using therapy as a tool, not only for individuals but also for families and communities, has made her a fan favourite.
Nyawose is known for her ability to cultivate a safe and impactful environment for people to speak openly. “This is an intense real-life process to address these couples’ struggles,” said Keneilwe Senyatsi, HONEY Commissioning Editor. “They have all the hard conversations. Viewers will witness how love gets tested, with a lot of romance, tears and breakdowns,”
The show’s producer, Rethabile “Retti” Ramaphakela, adds: “Love Me or Leave isn’t about gimmicks. It’s about documenting the journey of real people going through real things. It’s honest and raw and that’s the appeal of the show. The couples are also from different age groups and backgrounds, which is a different perspective from what we are used to.”