Likoni vegetable vendor is the new GOtv ‘Dunga Milli’ millionaire as promo enters its third week. Kenyans snap up decoders ahead of this year’s Easter Holidays
On Sunday 22nd March 2015, Fatuma Madi, 25, thought of surprising her mum with a gift. And with her mother’s TV set being off for a while, she figured out that the best surprise was a set top box.
“I personally use GOtv and so I decided to buy another for my mum. I went into an electronic shop in Likoni, paid and registered with my mum’s name and mobile phone number. I sent someone to deliver and activate it,” explains Madi.
On Monday evening her mum called to relay her gratitude terming it ‘zawadi ya mwaka’ (the year’s gift).
No sooner had Madi’s mother, Mrs. Mealii Ali Vyakweli, 60, finished getting into terms with her daughter’s surprise than she received a call from GOtv officials announcing her as the third national winner of one million shillings in the ongoing GOtv’s ‘Dunga Milli’ competition.
“I was ecstatic. I have never won something else before. Thank God. I thank my daughter and GOtv,” said Mrs. Vyakweli observably overwhelmed by emotions.
When asked what the money will be used for, Mrs. Vyakweli narrated “this is a blessing. First I am figuring out what to do to my daughter as she has won me this. I will then expand my grocery store and build a house for myself”.
Mrs. Vyakweli, who’s already fond of her GOtv programming, likes it all but identifies Nat Geo and Telemundo as her favourite.
She becomes the third Kenyan to win a million shillings in the 8 weeks competition of GOtv’s ‘Dunga Milli’ competition which launched three weeks ago. The competition will see Kenyans rewarded for going digital with GOtv, while enjoying the instant benefits of increased choice in local and international content.
In addition to the one million prize money, there are also daily draws where every GOtv buyer stands a chance to win prizes of Sh15, 000, airtime plus a chance to win annual GOtv subscriptions.
“Congratulations to Mrs. Vyakweli for going digital. As we near the worldwide June digital migration deadline, GOtv has been consistently making set top boxes affordable in order to give more Kenyans access to experience the digital revolution. We are helping Kenya to GO digital with GOtv to enjoy the best quality programming, comments GOtv Kenya General Manager, Felix Kyengo.
“As a true migration partner and a leader in the digital arena it is important that we play a pivotal role towards accelerating Kenya’s digital migration process. For a special price offer of only Kshs 1, 399, including 2 months GOtv Plus subscription, Kenyan’s can enjoy the best international and local programming”, added Mr Kyengo.
GOtv subscribers are spoiled for choice with a selection of channels including, news, children’s programming, documentaries, series and movies. GOtv channels are carefully selected to cater for a variety of different tastes and family viewing needs.
Channels include; Africa Magic World, Africa Magic Swahili, SuperSport Select 1 and 2, One Gospel, E! Entertainment, eTV Africa, ZEE World, Disney Junior in addition to local channels such as KBC, NTV, KTN, Citizen TV to mention but a few.
GOtv now covers over 30 cities in its pursuit to enable the government to achieve a speedy migration from analogue to digital broadcasting.
For more info on GOtv’s exciting ‘Dunga Mili” campaign and prizes or to find out where to buy your decoder visit the GOtv website.