LOCAL Social media influencers have been taking the entertainment scene by storm with their “Quarantine Ketchup” virtual talk show. The Buzz reached out to Host and Creative Director of the show, Nkosi Bruce.
He told The Buzz that the show, which has been making a stir on the local entertainment scene in recent weeks, came about following a series of social media issues, and was used as a way for young people to speak on and added those issues. Bruce said that since then the show has now grown into a platform that allows many creatives the chance to express themselves and interact with their fans.
Since it started airing the show has seen some of Guyana’s top entertainers including cKush and BabySkello. Bruce told The buzz that he saw there was a gap for something in Guyana’s entertainment industry and decided to fill it not knowing it would even be as recognised as it is.
“So I started it a while back, it’s something that isn’t on the market right now. There isn’t any programme run by youth that showcases our talented artist and performers so I decided to launch it, and we have been receiving overwhelming support from everyone since then,” said Bruce.
He stated that he along with his co-host, local social media influencer Britany Roberts never expected the talk show to be as recognised as it is.
“Honestly, I never thought it would have caught on like this, it’s still a bit weird you’d be in public and people would be like ‘Feteing King’ or ‘I see you with Skello’ so we see that people are talking about it, and my producer Tisel and my Co-Host Britany, they are like ‘Yeah this thing ketching up, people are talking about it.’ And I love that it is. It’s a dream and I’m happy for all the support,” he said.
Bruce further stated that he intends to use to the show to discuss practical issues affecting youths in Guyana and will be working to have some of the brightest minds as guests to weigh in on those issues. He further stated that the show would be used as a platform for all up and coming Guyanese artists to share their art and interact with fans.
“What I want it to become essentially is a late-night talk show for Guyana where we talk to not only artistes, but creatives, poets, officials, people who carry weight. We want to give them a chance to connect with their supporters because my audience is fully interactive. The stuff is asked right there. We confront them right there and people get to see them in their natural self, nothing is scripted,” said Bruce.
The Host told The Buzz that there are plans to have even bigger shows with even bigger guests, inviting everyone to tune in for a “big surprise”. The next episode of Quarantine Ketchup is slated to Air On Sunday November 1, 2020 at 20:00hrs on the “Feteing King’s” Facebook Page.