5 Old Nigerian Reality Competition Shows We Miss

November 10, 2020

1) Gulder Ultimate Search

Gulder Ultimate Search was a Survivor-style show where 10 contestants were taken to a remote location and left to survive with whatever resources they were given. They would partake in daily tasks (both physical and mental) in attempts to find the ultimate treasure a.k.a whatever the season’s fictional back story decided a contestant would have to find to be declared the winner. It was pretty entertaining, even though parts of it were obviously scripted. It also had great production value.

The show ran for 11 seasons. The last season aired in 2014.

2) Celebrity Takes 2

Celebrity Takes 2 was basically a Dancing With The Stars knock off. Nigerian celebrities were paired with professional dancers from the Spirit of David dance troupe. In its two seasons, it had an impressive cast of celebrities like Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Sound Sultan, Kunle Afolayan, Omowunmi Akinnifesi etc. I will never forget screaming like a maniac as Omowunmi emerged from a box like a contortionist at the beginning of one of her routines. The show ran for only two seasons.

The last season aired in 2009.

3) Project Fame West Africa

Project Fame was a music talent TV reality show that featured 15 contestants, picked from Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, competing in a singing competition that lasted eight weeks. By the last episode, the top six would remain, from which the top three would be chosen (based on viewers votes). The winner of each season was given a ton of money, an SUV, and a recording contract worth millions of naira. The show ran for nine seasons. The show gave us some big artistes like Chidinma (Season 3 winner), Iyanya (Season 1 winner), Niniola (Season 6 runner up) etc.

The last season aired in 2016 and we haven’t heard anything about it since.

3) Maltina Dance All

Maltina Dance All was a reality show where 15 dancing families (a term I honestly thought was reserved for circus performers) competed against each other in different dance styles for a cash prize of N5 million. The show ran for nine seasons.

The last season aired in 2016.

5) Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

WWTBAM was a television show where contestants took on a series of multiple-choice questions for a chance to win large cash prizes. Only one contestant played at a time (getting the chance to be on “the hot seat” by playing a “fastest finger game” with two other hopefuls), and had no time limit to answer questions. The more questions the contestant got right, the higher the cash they stood to win. The maximum cash prize was N10 million.

After running for 13 years, the show’s main sponsor, MTN, pulled out in 2017, leading to the production of the show being halted. Let’s just hope that if the show ever comes back, they get the original host, Frank Edoho, back.

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