Date Rush: Mother Of Two Searches For Love On National TV

Date Rush: Mother Of Two Searches For Love On National TV

  • A widow and mother of two adults has appeared on a popular reality show, Date Rush, to look for love
  • The woman, identified as Joana, says she took that bold step because she has been single for a long time
  • Netizens who chanced on her video were surprised a woman her age would go on national TV to search for love

A Ghanaian widow has taken her search to find love again after the unfortunate demise of her husband to national television.

The woman, Joana, says she has tried several times to find a suitable man after becoming a widow many years ago without success.

Joana, widow and mother of two appears on Date Rush to find love
Giovani Caleb (left) host of the show & Joan (right) Photo credit: TV3 Ghana/YouTube
Source: Youtube

Owing to this, Joana, who is also an actress and entrepreneur, said she took the bold step of appearing on season 11 of Date Rush, a TV reality show, to try her luck on finding love once again.

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In a video sighted by, Joana said she is a mother of two adults, with her daughter being a senior officer in one of the security services in Ghana.

"I lost my husband some years ago. I have been trying but I have never got my spec," she said.

She told, Giovani Caleb, the host of the Date Rush show, which airs on TV3, that many people, including her children, tried talking her down into appearing on TV to search for love, but she is not easily discouraged when her mind is set on something.

"I'm not discouraged; I know something good will come out of this," she told Giovani.

Watch the video, which was shared on TikTok by frederick_scorpee, below:

Ghanaians wonder why a woman her age would look for love on TV

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Some Ghanaians who came across Joana's video were surprised that a woman of her age would go on national TV to find love.

A few of the comments are compiled below.

Abena_Afra said:

"ahhhhh Joana paaaa why did u do this am single am Joana am a mother of 2 but I won't go to date rush Joana paaaa waha me oo."

Har Lie replied:

"What’s your own."

Awakening simps also replied:

"She’s not being delusional. Why do people put themselves to such ridicule."

Nharnar yharh Boahemaa also said:

"asem ooo Oman Ghana."

Mrs posh commented:

"what is all this. abaa."

Awakening simps commented:

"Madam focus on your kids . This hard economy who will date a single mother."

Docfara Dorcas0612 replied:

"U don't know what u are saying."

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In a related development, reported earlier that a pretty single mother of four kids was excited when she met a man who loved her and the children.

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On her wedding day, the woman said people believed she would never find love again because of her kids.

A few social media users in her comment section narrated how they also met their partners as single parents.

Proofread by Edwina N.K Quarcoo, journalist and copy editor at


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Salifu Bagulube Moro Salifu Bagulube Moro is a Human Interest Editor at He has over six years of experience in journalism. He graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2018, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a specialization in Journalism. Salifu previously worked with Opera News as a Content Management Systems (CMS) Editor. He also worked as an Online Reporter for the news portal, as well as with the Graphic Communications Group Limited as a National Service Person. Email:

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