This Day (Lagos)

23 January 2013

Nigeria: Money Drops in Nigeria

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Gideon Okeke

Nigerian television personality Gideon Okeke is taking on a centre role as the host of the hot new game show The Money Drop Nigeria

DStv audiences will be able to watch the series when it launches exclusively on AfricaMagic Entertainment. Simple but riveting, each episode of The Money Drop Nigeria sees a pair of contestants get USD 100 000 in cash. Then the game begins...

And what a game it is! Before each quiz question, contestants are given a choice of two categories. Once they choose a category, they are asked a question from it and are given a choice of possible answers.

Contestants must then place the money on the answer they think is correct. Or they can split the money and place different amounts on different answers. The one rule - they must use all USD 100 000!

But, if they have placed money on the wrong answer, then they watch as it tumbles out of reach through a glass trapdoor. The tension filled process continues through seven questions after which whatever money they still have, they can keep.

With some contestants risking it all on one answer, and with others painstakingly dividing their money to keep their chances alive, it's a game packed with emotion, tension and quite a lot of drama!

Given the exhilarating nature of the show, it's no wonder that Gideon Okeke says that his excited reaction when told he was going to host the show was "over the top!" He goes on to say that viewers should definitely tune in to watch the series.

"Audiences are in for a thrill because it's an exciting game show format that combines the elements of risk, reward, emotion and a more than generous start-off sum of $100 000 USD. "

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