The 30 interns set to feature in the first season of sports reality show Fired! have been chosen.
The show is a combination of entertainment and sport in which 30 interns undergo mentoring by 10 team leaders in an office for 29 days.
The team leaders were selected from sports TV crew Femi & the Gang at a media event in Victoria Island, Lagos, at the end of last month. They will take up managerial roles in a live transfer market to each ‘buy’ three interns from the 30 finalists.
The winner goes home with a cash prize of N5m (US$13,750), a car and a job opportunity as a member of Femi & The Gang. First runner-up wins N3m while the second runner-up wins N1.5m.
Femi Obong-Daniels, head of broadcasters Cool FM, Wazobia FM and Nigeria Info, plays The Boss on the show.
“I am excited to see these greatly talented interns feature in the first season of this show,” he said. “The core objective of Fired! is to project all categories of talent to stardom on one platform.
“If you’ve got the fire and want to project it to the world, Fired! will greatly amplify your talent and training for you. It’s simple: on this show, interns either get fired up or get fired.”
Fired! is set to air on cable and terrestrial TV, radio and online in the second quarter of 2019.