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The Next Titan ends in Lagos

By Florence Utor   |   02 October 2016   |   3:04 am
Some contestants during the Lagos audition

Some contestants during the Lagos audition

Auditions for the TV reality show, The Next Titan, season three, culminated in Lagos, last week, after touring Abuja and Port Harcourt regional zones.

The three zones witnessed a multitude of young aspiring entrepreneurs trooped out to audition for the star prize of N5million and a brand new car.

The Lagos leg of the ambitious entrepreneurs was uncontrollable, as organisers had to send some of the registered entrepreneurs back home by requesting them to come the following day.

The Next Titan is Nigeria’s entrepreneurial Reality TV Show, where thousands of ambitious young entrepreneurs battle for a prize of N5million to start their dream business.

Top 16 contestants with brightest ideas have been shortlisted to live together, and to compete by carrying out weekly business tasks and challenges for 10 weeks on television, and with weekly evictions in the boardroom by the judges, until a winner emerges.

According to the executive producer, Mide Kunle-Akinlaja, “the importance of the show to the Nigerian economy lies in igniting entrepreneurial spirit of young people, showcasing the possibility of entrepreneurship in transforming lives and our societies with just an idea that can be scaled to greatness.”

He added that scouting for young talented people who have entrepreneurial acumens, grooming them through a rigorous task and boardroom process and eventually funding a winner’s idea would create jobs for the youths and others.

“What is more compelling is that a broader audience, that is millions of TV viewers are able to watch the 10-week TV reality show directly on their TV sets, therefore getting their entrepreneurial spirit inspired to take their destinies in their hands. The multiplied effect of this is that the young graduates whose mentalities have been earlier conditioned to seeking for jobs after schools, would now have a changed mind sets of creating jobs for themselves and others,” he said.

Season 3of the show is made possible by Heritage Bank in association with Lagos State Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment, Sifax Group, Nikky Taurus and Hygeia HMO.

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