Already, 12 young, strong and able-bodied Nigerians are in the Omo Forest Reserve in Area J4, Ijebu East Local Government Area of Ogun State where they will slug it out for the honour of becoming an ‘Ultimate Hero’.
The contestants–an equal mix of six young men and ladies–emerged successful from tens of thousands of youth that participated in gruelling auditions held across the country.
There are additional two contenders-a male and female-which was a departure from the usual 10 contestants in the previous series of the show.
Oshinmade Adeleke Oluwaseun, 22, from Ogun State;
Ahmed Sabdat Bamitale, 27, from Kogi State;
23-year old Ebhodaghe Mercy Itohan from Edo State;
Dandison Strongface, 22 , from Rivers State;
24-year old, Okorougo Simeon Iruka from Imo State
21-year old Anyanwu Chukwuma also from Imo State.
21-year old ,Oduah Tonia from Delta State;
23-year old Oluwaremi Kunle from Ekiti State;
Kadiri Atiku Mohammed, 23-year old from Edo State;
Mbanu Caroline Ukachi, 22, from Imo State.
23-years old Chinenye Ofoegbu Ozioma from Anambra state
22-year old Oduche Adaobi from Anambra
The last man standing in this year’s search will go home with a cash prize of N7 million, a SUV worth N10 million and N500,000 for wardrobe allowance.
Others will go home with consolation cash prizes ranging from N350, 000 and N2.5 million, depending on the length of their participation in the search. In the event of a woman not emerging the winner, the ‘Last Woman Standing’ gets an additional N1million.