After 13 years of hosting popular MTN show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” popular broadcaster, Frank Edoho to be replaced by a new yet t...
After 13 years of hosting popular MTN show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” popular broadcaster, Frank Edoho to be replaced by a new yet to be unveiled host, Punch reports.
The show which had gone off air for about two months now will be back with a new sponsor, Airopay.
Following a partnership with Airopay, which is a global international payments operator, the show’s producer, Ultima Studios Limited, stated that the show has been revamped.
To this effect, the Managing Director of Ultima Studios, Femi Ayeni, disclosed that the popular show’s anchor, Frank Edoho, will likely be dropped.
“The presenter may not be returning as a host this time around but he remains a part of the team. We will also encourage him to partake in the auditions which will see us have a befitting replacement if need be.
“We will be getting a younger presenter but Frank remains a part of WWTBM. We will air highlights from captivating past editions of the show for about 5 weeks until we get a new anchor for the show,” said Femi. Ayeni.
Femi Ayeni revealed this at a joint press conference in Lagos on Thursday, announcing Airopay, as the new sponsors of the show.
Thirteen years after it ran uninterrupted on national TV stations, the TV game show went on an indefinite break after its major sponsor, MTN, pulled out in June.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr Femi Ayeni said, “Airopay and Ultima are convinced that the synergy between Airopay and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’s game show will be mutually beneficial.
“With this new sponsorship, Airopay is proud to say that the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire TV game show is much bigger, richer and better, as Airopay has increased the winnings sums of contestants who make it to the Who Wants To Be a Millionaire game show’s hot seat and participants who engage in the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Home-play.”
Also addressing the media at the event, the CEO of Airopay, Charles Oyakhilome, confirmed that his firm has indeed increased the winning sums for contestants from N10m to N15m.