Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS), the survival reality show that dominated the Nigerian airwaves in the early 2000s, is making its triumphant return after seven years off the air.
GUS started in 2004 and enjoyed 11 seasons on air. The show went on to become the most-watched reality TV series in Nigeria before it ended in 2016.
This year after a long hiatus, the show would make its comeback with “The Age of Craftsmanship” as the theme.
The registration will kick off on September 1 and close on September 8, 2021, on the GUS official page. Also, interested participants have to be Nigerians between 21-35 years old.
The first screening session starts September 13 in Abuja and Enugu, while the second screening session kicks off on September 16 in Lagos.
The TV premiere of ‘Gulder Ultimate Search: The Age of Craftsmanship’ is set for October 16, 2021, and will run till December 19, when the grand finale will hold.
From the first edition, which premiered in 2004, contestants were camped in different parts of the country to struggle against themselves and the wild, i.e. nature, and their search for a hidden treasure that brings to the last person standing instant fame and fortune.
The prize rose from N3 million from the first edition to N10 million and a brand new SUV in the last edition. However, for this year, the prize is not yet known.
The show has birthed many stars, some of which are still very active in the entertainment industry till date.
Past winners who have become household names in the entertainment industry include; Kunle Remi, winner of the 2010 edition; Dennis Okike winner of the season 8edition; and Chris Okagbue, winner of season 10.
The host of the new season is yet to be announced but previous editions of the show were anchored by Nollywood actors Chidi Mokeme and Bob Manuel-Udokwu.