Nollywood celebrity Jim Iyke, star of award-winning 2012 movie Last Flight to Abuja, has launched a TV gameshow, The Adventurer.
To be aired twice weekly on African TV channels Africa Magic, TVC Entertainment, AIT and Silverbird TV, as well as via its own app, the reality show is about testing the endurance levels and IQ of competitors with epic tasks and challenges.
To qualify for selection as a contestant, members of the public between the ages of 18 and 30 should download The Adventurer app from Android or Apple stores, the show’s producers said.
Using the app, wannabe contestants can purchase a code for N1,000, play a game and wait to be selected as one of the top 50 semi-finalists – from over 300,000 players – who will head to boot camps in Abuja and Kaduna.
After going through a training process, 16 competitors will be selected as finalists. Each will be taken to Cape Town, South Africa, where they will stay for 22 days and compete more vigorously for a cash prize of US$10,000, which will be awarded to the last one standing.
The Adventurer also aims to address major issues of unity in Nigeria and xenophobia in South Africa, Iyke said. The film star will host the show, which comes after his reality TV debut in Jim Iyke Unscripted in 2013.
Regarding his new reality show, Iyke said: “Basically, we take people from different diverse backgrounds and just pose their ideas and perspectives together.
“In that effort, we hope that we force some sort of conversations that our country hasn’t started to lead. At the end of the day, a new narrative, hopefully, will be forced out of them.”
The Adventurer is being produced and packaged by Abuja-based Pixelator Multimedia. The company said: “This show has been created specifically to produce a high-quality media property that can stand toe to toe with the best of the First World’s reality competitions.
“Chances are that if you’re impressed by Amazing Race, Survivor and The Bachelor/Bachelorette, you will be blown away by Adventurer.”