Top 10 Nigerian Reality TV Shows

In this post, we look at Top 10 Nigerian Reality TV Shows Currently LIVE now!.

What is a Reality Television Show?

The Cambridge Dictionary defines a  realty television show  as television programmes about ordinary people who are filmed in real life situations,  rather than actions.

It means that  a  reality tv show projects how ordinary people behave in everyday life, often created by programme makers, which a intended to represent everyday life.

Reality tv shows have come to stay in Nigeria. They are know the toast of the entertainment industry in Nigeria. They engage the audience and are filled with suspense, drama and competition. Not to talk of thrills, anticipation and evictions.

They are sponsored by reputable organisations because they can use them as platforms to market their brands and reach out to millions of Nigerians.

One essential feature of these reality shows is that the winner wins  whopping cash prices, exotic cars, trips to their favourite tourist sites and  music contracts with reputable music companies.

For example, the winner of BBN  will go home with a cash prize of $100,000. Can you beat that? You can give it a try.

Reality tv shows have made the contestants famous. Contestants also use them as platforms to be start their careers and make them famous. It has also made them the biggest celebrities of our time.

Let us look at the top 10 Nigerian reality tv shows currently

1. Big Brother Naija

This is the number on the list. Big Brother Naija was formerly Big Brother Nigeria. It was first aired on television in year 2006.It is a Reality show based in the Big Brother Series.

12 contestants live together in a house for three months and each of them strive to avoid being evicted. The winner goes home with a cash prize of $100,000.

The evicted house mates also become celebrities. The 12 housemates become instant stars. One of the important features of this reality tv show is that the housemates liv together under surveillance.

Their activities are broadcasted live on television.

Fans also get to nominate their favourite housemate  to stay in the house and nominate their least favourite housemate for eviction.

2. Gulder Ultimate Search

Gulder Ultimate Search became a reality tv show in 2004.Sinc then, it has been aired on tv every year. It is sponsored by the Nigerian Bewries Plc.

It is a reality tv show for both undergraduates and graduates. Ten final contestants are chosen and are given tasks which test their wits, intelligence, wisdom, endurance and agility.

They are also exposed to the natural elements. They are tested beyond limit to find the hidden treasure.

The contestant who finds the hidden treasure and is declared the winner. The winner wins a cash prize of #10,000,000 and a SUV.

3. The Makun Brothers

The Makun Brothers is an upcoming reality tv show. The plot revolves around the lives of the three Makun Brothers namely Ayo Markun, Lanre Makun and Yomi Makun.

In the words of  Ayo Makun, he has  described the reality show with the following words:captivating,mind blowing and entertaining.

4. King Tonto

King Tonto is a new reality tv show produced by Tonto Dikeh. In this show, she focuses on her duties and challenges as a single mother.

She also strives to  achieve equilibrium between motherhood and fame. It will be broadcast exclusively by Linda Ikeji Television.

5. You Win

YouWin stands for Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria. It is an annual competition organised by the Federal government in collaboration with its ministry if finance, ministry of women affairs and social development.

Young Nigerian entrepreneurs register and submit  business plans and proposals for consideration. Entrepreneurs with the best plans are selected and given funds to start their businesses.

The three ministries also work  closely with the selected entrepreneurs to monitor their businesses.

It started in 2012. Airtel has been sponsoring it since 2012.It has a panel of competent judges like Dan Foster, Kate Henshaw and Yibo  Koto.

It is a talent show for young Nigerians who think they have what it takes to showcase their musical  talents to impress the competent judges.

The winner goes home with a cash prize of #10,000,000.

7. MTN Project Fame

MTN Project Fame West Africa is also known as Project Fame. It is a musical talent show organised by MTN Nigeria. It is filmed in Lagos and run by Ultima Studios Production.It started in 2008 and its first winner is Iyanya Mbu.

It is a reality tv show which gives talented young Nigerians the opportunity to bring out the creative genius in them and show case their creative talents.

Past winners include Iyanya, Chidinma, Jeffery Akor. The panel of judges consists of Praiz, Tee-Ymix, Joke Silva, Lorette Otegbola, Dupe Ige and the rest.

8. Maltina Dance Hall

It is a dance tv reality show organised by Maltina .It gives talented dancing families the opportunity to showcase their excellent dance steps to the audience all over Nigeria.

It allows dance families to showcase dance steps from the following genre of dance: Samba , Salas ,Hip Hop, Jive, Pentomine.

9. X-Factor

It is a reality tv  music competition sponsored by GLO Nigeria. It is the local version of the XFactor franchise in Britain.

It organises reality music competitions for young and talented Nigerians. Winners go home with a cash prize of $150,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music.

10. Nigerian Idol

It is the local version of the Idol Series.It started in Nigeria in 2010.The panel of Judges consist of Jeffery Daniel, Yinka Davies , Charly Boy, Femi Kuti, Naeto C and Audu Maikori.It is a  reality tv singing  competition that allows young and talented Nigerians to display their  singing skills.

Naomi Ebiama won the first edition. She was awarded a #7.5 million recording contract with Sony Music, a car and an all expense paid trip to South Africa.

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