Nigeria: Endeavour Country Thrills


A new reality TV show promising lots of cash is set to hit the airwaves across Nigeria soon. Called Endeavour Nigeria Reality TV Show, the programmme, according to organizers, is set to whet viewers' appetite at the beginning of the New Year.

Nigerians between the ages of 20 and 35 are eligible for the reality show which will soon debut on primetime television and run for 30 days. The setting will be in Calabar and the state governor, Liyel Imoke will be the host of the first program.

The twelve successful participants will each get N2.5 Million at the end of the program while the Most Valuable Participant will get a Mitsubishi Endeavour 2008 SUV in addition to the N2.5 Million. Meanwhile, an initial 36 shortlisted candidates drawn from different parts of the country will also be given a laptop in addition to a management course in Lagos. It is also noteworthy that unlike other reality TV shows, there will be no evictions but simply a star prize.

According to Enahoro Oiseomaye, Executive Director of Prime Edge Media Solutions Limited, organizers of the show, Endeavour Nigeria Reality TV Show will set out to showcase the spirit of endurance, selflessness and community development initiatives, values which are uniquely Nigerian.

"Besides the handsome financial rewards, the candidates will acquire project planning and management skills, public-oriented ideas among other valuable lessons. A thrilling mixture of fun, physical and mental tasks will be infused into the one-month program," added Oiseomaye. The application form costing N2, 500 will soon be available in selected banks nationwide.

This Day (Lagos) 17 November 2008