Mekdoss picks up Pyramid from Sony
Nigerian entertainment company Mekdoss International has acquired classic US gameshow format Pyramid from Sony Pictures Television for a local adaptation.
Originally launched in the US in 1973 as The $10,000 Pyramid, the format is a word game in which two teams composed of a celebrity and non-celebrity contestant compete for a cash prize. The Nigerian version, which is the first to air in sub-Saharan Africa, will offer contestants the chance to win N10m (US$24,000). It will launch later this year.