By Princewill Ekwujuru
The Star Television Game show scheduled for eight weeks, but to produce three millionaires weekly has produced three new millionaires in its inaugural edition.
The game show, which is one of the activities by STAR Lager beer to celebrate Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary, had Olasunkanmi Ogunade, a reporter with Nigerian Compass Newspaper; Onyido Chioma, an unemployed graduate and Dennis Osoboh, a Marketing Agent emerge winners and carted home a million naira each.
At the beginning of the game, thirty contestants, drawn from across the country, were divided into three groups (A, B and C) of 10 contestants each, out of which three individuals, who picked the anniversary cork, represented the group in the various tasks of the day, that test their knowledge about the country.
Incidentally, the trio, who represented Team B, was trailing Team C by the time the results for the second game were announced; with Team A in the third position. The crowd became ecstatic as Team B leveled the results at the end of the third game thus forcing a tie_breaker; and then eventually emerging winners of the game.
Speaking on his victory, Olasunkanmi Ogunade, a 22 year_old Correspondent with The Nigerian Compass expressed his gratitude to Nigerian Breweries Plc for initiating the STAR Game Show. “I’m, truly grateful to STAR for providing me with a wonderful opportunity to become a millionaire. STAR should keep up the good work because they are enriching the lives of average Nigerians like me and other winners” he siad.
Twenty six year_old Chioma Onyido, the only female that qualified from the preliminary of the Show, was highly elated at the winning. “I was indifferent when I was initially invited to partake in the games, but I put my trust in God because I know with Him, all things are possible. As I am now, I still think I’m dreaming” she stated.
Dennis Osoboh, a 27 year old orphan and Marketing Agent said he would forever remain grateful to God and STAR for his change in fortune due to the enormity of responsibilities that he shoulders due to the fact that his parents are no more.
“Being an orphan, I’m very grateful to the Almighty God for this victory. Things haven’t been very smooth for me because since the death of my parents, I have been catering for myself and my siblings all alone.
This prize money will help in investing in various businesses, further my education and take care of my siblings. I can’t thank STAR enough for this,” he said.