Entrepreneurial show records first eviction
The entrepreneurial show, ‘The Next Titan Nigeria’, has recorded its first eviction.
Indeed, dreams have gradually begun to fade for the top 16 contestants of the Season 7 of the show.
The first eviction was Ebere Onyekekwe Victoria, which followed the assessment by the competition’s judges when they reviewed the given tasks of the housemates.
The boardroom and eviction stage followed an official premiere held at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island Lagos.
26-year-old Ebere who hails from Imo State, Orsu Local government is the founder of a company, which provides positive solutions to people battling obesity using her organic tea product.
Ebere whose business idea was remarkably impressive did well but got knocked out due to stronger contenders on show.
Each week, the budding entrepreneurs will be divided into two teams to tackle a business task-led by their supervisors. After completing each task, both teams return to the weekly boardroom to discuss their experiences and give their report before the board of judges.
In the boardroom, a team will be declared a winner or a loser. The winners will be rewarded with a treat while the losing team will nominate some of their colleagues for eviction, and this process with the argument that follows will enable the board of judges to evict at least one of the candidates from the competition. This would feature weekly evictions in the boardroom by the judges until the winner eventually emerges.
For Ebere, the dream to win the 10 Million cash prize has been, at best, deferred. Nevertheless, though sad, she expressed her joy to have participated in the show as well as learning new things that would be applicable to her life and business.
However, the organizers and sponsors stressed the importance of the show, especially in terms of the entrepreneurial development of the housemates and the country at large.
The General Manager Haven Homes, Mrs. Ufuoma Ilesanmi, encouraged the youth to take charge of the moment, to believe in their abilities to impact the economy with their skills, talents, and remarkable ideas.
Head of Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank Plc, Fela Ibidapo, urged the finalists to see themselves as winners aiming to provide a solution to the menace of youth unemployment in Nigeria.
He said the financial institution is passionate about entrepreneurship hence its involvement in the show.
He explained: “Given the unemployment challenges that we face in Nigeria and Africa at large, nothing is more fulfilling than to groom and mentor young entrepreneurs who would in return be the backbone of the economy. We are dedicated to developing the next generation of outstanding young African entrepreneurs, who will shape the continent’s economies and the world at large.”
Executive Producer of The Next Titan Nigeria, Mide Akinlaja, commended the sponsors of the initiative stating that the project had been bringing out the best in participants.
He cited the examples of past winners who had been doing well in their businesses, which had been expanded and had become profitable not only because of the financial reward they got but also because of the experience they gained from the Titan’s boardroom and the show.
The judges are top Nigerian business leaders that included Kyari Bukar, Lilian Olubi, Chris Parkes, and Tonye Cole.