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Entrepreneurial TV show unveils plans for fifth edition


Organisers of an entrepreneurial television show, The Next Titan has revealed plans to commence its fifth season.

The programme, which is a 10-week competition show is aimed at igniting entrepreneurial spirit and showcasing the possibility of entrepreneurship in transforming lives with ideas that can transform into greatness.

According to the organisers, the season five promises to be more exciting with auditions kick-starting  by the end of this month in Abuja, before moving to Port Harcourt, Enugu and Lagos with a lot of exciting pre-show activities such as top 50 boot camp holding in Lagos, premiere show gala evening among others programmes.

Speaking at an event to unveil the season in Lagos, Managing Director, Bravopoints International Limited, Mide Kunle-Akinlaia, said the show is aimed at practically engineering entrepreneurship among Nigerian youths through identifying best business minds and supporting their entrepreneurial acumen through logistical assistance, informal training, knowledge and other requisite services needed to propel them into successful personalities.

Kunle-Akinlaia said the programme would not only celebrates some of the nation’s best entrepreneurial ideas, but also makes an attempt to provide a launch-pad to the most deserving of Nigeria’s budding entrepreneurs where people with ideas would dare to bid for their dreams and ideas and a way of encouraging young unemployed graduates to take their destinies in their hands.

“We are excited again to inform you that we are set for the new season which is Season Five; as we have already received thousands of entries from young aspiring entrepreneurs across Nigeria, which are admitted through free registration from young Nigerians. This will give them another opportunity to showcase their business ideas and battle one another for three prize of five million naira and brand new car to start their dream business”, he said.

Kunle-Akinlaia who doubles as the Executive Producer of the show, said the final 16 top contestants will have very real street smarts in order to make it through the challenges, and the contestants will prove their entrepreneurial flair through various business challenges on the 10-week show.

He added that the effects of educating and involving Nigeria’s budding entrepreneurs who will be watching the show will hopefully be far reaching. Just like the previous seasons, he said each week’s tasks will incorporate various aspects of business: sales, marketing, promotions, charities, advertising pitches and others. The contestants will also experience the importance of philanthropy and community service by initiating such campaigns on the show.

In his remarks, Divisional Head, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, Ibidapo Fela, said the bank would continue to support the programme as long as it meets the objective of the financial institution when it comes to the role its playing within the entrepreneurial space as regards to new discoveries.

Fela said anyone who is young at heart should be part of the programme which runs for 10 weeks. The programme aligns well with what the bank intend to achieve in supporting the government and economy at large.

Corporate Affairs Manager, SIFAX Group, Muyiwa Akande, said the major objective of the show which is to cultivate and fertilise the entrepreneurial spirit of the Nigerian youth aligns with the business philosophy of its company.

Akande said the company believes in lending helping hands to causes and programmes that seek to redirect the mindset of the Nigerian young ones away from the job seeking syndrome.

“Our country’s educational system, as it’s currently designed, is fashioned to produce job-seeking graduates, despite the social reality of high unemployment rate in the country. The rate at which young people are entering the job market on an yearly basis is far higher than jobs that are created, both by the private and the public sectors, hence the need for support of such programme,” he said.

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