The recent trend in Nigerian television depicts various ideas poached from across the pond, with the latest addition being a similar replication of the UK celebrity reality TV show - "I'm a celebrity...Get me out here!”. The UK version showcases a number of celebrities living together in a jungle, with no luxuries competing to win a cash prize. Having garnered enough popularity, the show is now syndicated to show in other countries i.e. USA, Sweden and Germany, to name a few. Therefore, it is only right that TV producers in Nigeria cash in on the existing favourable status of the show.
Only, Nigeria's show is called "Gulder Ultimate Search Celebrity Showdown" or "GUS Celebrity Showdown" for short. The show features an eclectic mix 10 celebrities: Funke Akindele, Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Emeka Ike, Muma Gee, Daddy Showkey, Bob Manuel Udokwu, Obesere, Princess, Dare Art Alade, and Weird MC; presented by our very own Genevieve Nnaji.
This definitely proves for a very interesting watch, as we've already seen yesterday (the programme is being aired once a week, every Sunday, for 11 weeks on AIT, NTA network, STV, Africa Magic, Soundcity (DSTV) and other stations as an original Nigerian adventure programme with international standard).
We’ll just have to stay tuned and watch out for who ends up with the ultimate prize of N7.5 million.
Who is your favourite celebrity?
Am I biased to choose Dare, just because he's hot?!