Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Gulder Ultimate search gives fans opportunity
Teeming fans of Gulder Ultimate Search, Nigeria’s first and longest running 100 per cent local reality TV show, have the opportunity of choosing the best champion to have emerged since the programme made its debut in 2004.The Champions, popularly called “Ultimate Men”, that have emerged from inception till date are: Ezeugo Ewuagwu (2004), Luncan Chambliss (2005), Hector Joberteh (2006), Dominic Mudabai (2007), Michael Nwachukwu (2008), Uche Nwaezeapu (2009), Oyekunle Oluwaremi (2010) and Christopher Okagbue (2011).
Viewers can also have their say in choosing the best individual to have anchored the show so far. The list includes: Chidi Mokeme, an actor, who anchored the first two seasons (2004 and 2005) and Austin ‘Tintin’ Imevbore, a former on-air personality, who anchored Season 3 (2006). Bob Manuel Udokwu has been the show anchor for the past five seasons (2007 – 2011). Dare Art-Alade co-anchored Season 8, which was held in 2011, with Bob Manuel Udokwu.
Followers of the programme also have the option of picking which of the eight seasons that have been beamed on TV screens, from 2004 till 2011, is their favourite. Season 1 was held in Snake Island, Lagos while Seasons 2 and 3 were held at Obudu Hills Cross Rivers State, and NIFOR, Edo State. Season 4 was held at Shere Hills, Plateau while Season 5 was held at Agwu Hills, Enugu. Seasons 6 and 7 were held in the South Western region of Nigeria. While the sixth season was held at Omodo Forest, Ada, Osun State, the seventh season was staged in the Omo forest, Osun State.
Edo made history as the first state to host Gulder Ultimate Search twice. The eighth edition of the show was held at the Egbetua Forest, Ososo, Edo State, in 2011.
It would be recalled that viewers first participated in Gulder Ultimate Search 8 when they voted back in evicted contestants in the Contest of Champions. Geraldine Obi, Theodora Egbu and Patience Ihongbe from Batches A, B and C respectively, were voted back in by viewers via SMS.
Fans of the programme can vote via Gulder’s FaceBook fan page or the Gulder Ultimate Search website.