Nigeria: Quiz Line Records 964 Winners, Pays N10m

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Officials of frontline TV programme, Quiz Line have been reliving the contributions of the programme to the lives of the viewers and to the broadcast industry in general. Having paid over N10m to over 964 winners in programme seemingly designed for small wins but which has thrown up two large winners, Olu Akinlabi, GM, GetTV, promoters of the programme told about how Quiz Line is adding value to the lives of the viewers.

Run on network television for small wins of up to N10, 000, two winners have proved that quite humble recently when they took advantage of the bonus opportunity provided by the presenter to strike gold beyond their imagination which catapulted them within easy reach of their dreams.

Usually the presenter puts a puzzle on screen which answer is supplied by the viewer at home after successfully dialing a particular number and being accepted to proceed beyond the preliminary stage.

However, one gentleman is reacting to all these developments with a smile. GM of the programme, Akinlabi said his organization was looking for a programme that could help change the lives of TV viewers and chose Quiz Line as one veritable programme to reach as many people as possible within the shortest time possible.

Played in different parts of the world as an interactive TV show, the drama to win is between the player at home and the presenter who would usually ask the interacting viewer some questions most times presented in form of a puzzle. The programme is highly cerebral and the player must have full concentration in order to get a win. It is a great game show that has continued to attract a large following in the country. This is one of the reasons, Akinlabi told us that the process of play must always be explained to the players.

Participation in this kind of programme attracts a premium charge and Nigeria has not been an exception, Akinlabi pointed out.

This Day (Lagos), 9th May 2007