From obscurity to the global stage, the ‘next titan that began five years ago has continued to re-define young Nigerian’s destinies, unearth unhidden talents and throw up young entrepreneurs to record extraordinary accomplishments with the season five winner, Ogechukwu Obah winning Forbes 30under30 in Africa 2019. As it prepares for its season six, the reality TV show is not only producing wealth creators but paving the path of leadership for emerging entrepreneurs. Funke Olaode reports
“T “The idea behind the next titans is to create Nigeria of our dreams, the roll calls of entrepreneurs with businessmen and women who will boost the nation’s economy and become employers of labour. It is not just an ordinary show but a show that transforms lives.”
With his speech, the executive producer, The Next Titan, and Managing Director, Bravopoints International Limited, Mide Kunle-Akinlaja unveiled the next titan milestone evening and season six press conference held at Radisson Blu, Victoria Island, Lagos.
In attendance were past winners, judges such Mr. Kyari Bukar, Mrs. Lilian Olubi, SSA to the President Buhari on Trade and Investment. Dr. Jumoke Oduwole, amongst others. Among the dignitaries were, Chief Marketing Officer, Heritage Bank, Mr. Femi Ibidapo, Group Managing Director, Sifax Group, Mr. Adekunle Oyinloye, and the media.
The Next Titan over the past five years has been the only major entrepreneurial reality show in Nigeria, which gives an opportunity for young aspiring entrepreneurs with good business ideas that can transform the economy to compete among themselves on television in other to win a grand cash prize and a brand new car to start their dream business. But more important, it is a platform designed to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit of the generality of young Nigerians who may not have the opportunity to participate directly through its regional auditions, but who can watch the TV show, and who can, as a result, take a decision to ply the route of entrepreneurship as a viable career option.
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Source: This Day, July 2019