Nigerians React As Who Wants To Be A Millionaire TV Show Goes On Temporary Break

Nigerians have quite a lot to say about the temporary cancellation of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” a TV game show which was a source of entertainment and knowledge for 13 years.

On Sunday, June 25, 2017, Frank Idoho, who hosted the show since it made its debut, announced that the show is going on a temporary break.

He later took to his Twitter account to reveal that the hiatus is as a result of the withdrawal of sponsorship by MTN Nigeria.

Produced by Ultima Limited, MTN took over sponsorship of the TV show in 2006, making it bigger by doubling the prize money from five million naira to 10 million naira.

On the show, large cash prizes are offered for correctly answering a series of multiple-choice questions of increasing difficulty, with three lifelines presented to the contestants at the beginning of the game – 50/50, Phone a friend and ask the audience.

Frank Edoho, host of the popular ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ show (YouTube )

Through out its years on TV, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire had a variety of specials which includes: The Lecturer/Student Special, Valentine Special, Children’s Special and Who Deserves To Be A Millionaire?

On September 11, 2009, a contestant named Aroma Ufodike became the first and only person to win the 10 million naira prize.

Check out reactions that have followed the temporary end of the show.

Best show ever @frankedoho I’ll miss your jokes and sides looks,very serious when you expect someone to know the answer and he/she doesn’t

You know the funny thing? I said I wasn’t going to say goodbye but at the end of the show, I said -Goodbye.😆 …

@frankedoho A lot of pple benefited 4rm d show & viewers learnt a lot too. So, no more “50:50, ask audience & call a frnd. So sad😔 u said gdbye. 

Goodbyes are tough, aren’t they? @frankedoho ‘s final words as  begins a hiatus today is filled with so much emotions!

Sadly, we are going on a break cos our sponsor pulled out. But we thank @MTNNG for being with us all these years. Please thank them for us.❤ …

MTN is pulling out from sponsoring “Who wants to be a millionaire”😟😟, that program needs to continue being on air, could it be recession?😔😔

Watching the very last episode of Who Wants to be a Millionaire on Channels and I cant help but imagine a genuine babalawo on the show 😊😂

The first episode of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ aired on October 8, 2004.


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