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Nigeria lines up The Price Is Right

Classic US gameshow format The Price Is Right (TPIR) is coming to Nigeria on DSTV, TVC, AIT and GOtv.

The local adaptation of the show, one of the longest-running gameshows in history, will be presented by Frank Edoho, former host of Nigeria’s version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?.

Ahead of TPIR’s Nigerian launch, producer Genesis Studios is offering the public first-hand experience of the format with games via radio programmes and online platforms, from now until August 31.

The announcer on the show will be Mannie Essien, who also hosts one of the radio programmes that will give Nigerians a taste of the game – The Good Morning Nigeria Show with Mannie and Kemi Smallzz – on Mondays and Wednesdays at 07.00.

In addition, members of the public will get the chance to win prizes in a TPIR-style game by spending more than N5,000 at select Spar supermarkets until August 5. Outlets include Spar Ilupeju and Spar Opebi

Spar is the official partner of TPIR Nigeria, with other sponsors including Indomie and Peak.

The show is set to hit screens later this month. Interested participants are encouraged to visit www.thepriceisright.ng to register for a chance to be involved.

Genesis Studios announced it had acquired the rights to air TPIR in Nigeria in 2017, in association with London-based television content, production and distribution company FremantleMedia.

TPIR was originally produced for US broadcast network CBS by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, having been created created by Bob Stewart. The format has been produced locally in 43 territories.

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Price is Right seeks models

Producers of the Nigerian adaptation of US gameshow The Price is Right are searching for models to appear in the show.

Lagos-based Genesis Studios is seeking both male and female participants as it sets out to premiere the Nigerian version of one of the longest running TV shows in history.

Interested models can apply by visiting here www.thepriceisright.ng. Applicants are required to submit a one-minute video (not more than 5Mb) stating reasons why they think they should be selected. Other T&Cs apply. The application deadline is September 7.

The Price is Right Nigeria, produced in partnership with retail chain Spar, is currently offering the public an experience of the gameshow by engaging them in various activations through online and radio platforms. These will end on August 31.

The gameshow will air nationwide on various TV platforms, including DSTV, TVC, AIT and GOtv. It will consist of several games including Come On Down, where the audience guesses the retail price of an item to win various prizes; and Money Wheel, in which contestants spin a wheel in order to win prizes.

The local adaptation of the show will be presented by Frank Edoho, former host of Nigeria’s version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?.

In November 2017, Genesis Studios announced it had acquired the rights to produce The Price is Right in Nigeria, in association with the format’s international owner and distributor FremantleMedia.

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Genesis Studios picks Price is Right

A Lagos-based studio has licensed the rights to US gameshow format The Price is Right in Nigeria through a deal with global production giant FremantleMedia, reports Gabriella Opara.

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Genesis Studios, the prodco behind So Wrong So Wright, Tales of Eve and talkshow Chat Street, is developing a local version of the format.

The company has announced that TV personality Frank Edoho, former host of gameshow Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, will host The Price is Right alongside Emmanuel Essien (aka Mannie of Cool FM), who will act as the announcer.

“This is a show bursting with energy from start to finish and that force is transmitted right out of your TV monitors and into the homes of viewers. We can’t wait for it to get started,” said Edoho.

At the launch event last Friday, thought leaders, captains of industry, communications experts, figures in the entertainment industry and news gathers looked on as a demo of the gameshow was screened.

The Price is Right is one of the longest running TV series in the US, airing for more than 8,000 episodes since its inception in 1972 on CBS. The show revolves around contestants competing to identify accurate pricing of merchandise to win cash and other prices.

Speaking about having the show in Nigeria, Genesis CEO Olatubosun Olaegbe said: “The Price Is Right is a world-class gameshow that will engage and entertain the entire family. It is the perfect format for us and we know it will be a massive success in Nigeria.”

Abraham Praise, project director and producer of The Price Is Right Nigeria, added: “After the huge success of Idols, Got Talent and The X Factor in Nigeria, there are high hopes that Genesis Studios would bring The Price is Right Nigeria to life – especially as the legendary US version attracts over 5.4 million viewers per episode.

“The Price Is Right is quick from start to finish. It is openly transparent, the prizes are so diverse and anyone can get on the show regardless of background or qualifications. It’s truly for every Nigerian.”

The Price is Right was originally produced by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman and created by Bob Stewart. The format has been produced locally in 43 territories.

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