3 past winners return as Gatekeepers!
As Season 9 of Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) reality television show gets set to commence any moment from now, all eyes are on the ultimate prize running into millions of naira, and a brand new SUV. Since 2004, Gulder Ultimate Search has continued to captivate audiences worldwide as contestants engage themselves in a battle of brains and brawn.
The tasks are indeed grueling, strength draining and mind-boggling, and in the end, victory always wipes away the tears and sweats shed in the remarkable journey of the jungle. For the past few seasons, N7.5 million and a brand new SUV had been at stake. But this year, the stakes are higher and so is the prize money, which is N9 million, including a brand new SUV and N500, 000 swagger allowance. There is also the bragging right of being referred to as an “Ultimate Champion” and subsequent induction into the Gulder Ultimate Search “Hall of Fame.” But where will Season 9 hold this year? The answer remains shrouded in secrecy.
This year, the hallowed jungle awaits brave and daring young men and women, courageous enough to attempt to unearth the long lost fortune, hidden centuries ago by a wise Gatekeeper – a true hero of old. The jungle is not kind to the contestants. This is not an adventure for the faint-hearted or lily-livered. It is a contest that will test contestants’ endurance, strength, courage and mental alertness. Past contestants have attested to the fact that Gulder Ultimate Search is no make-belief. What is beamed on TV is as real as it gets! Contestants are cut off from the luxury of the outside world. Reality set in as they have to make do with the bare essentials they can lay their hands on in the thick forests. With the bare ground for beds, sticks for walls and palm fronds for shelter, they are at the mercy of severe rains and the scorching sun.
Nature sometimes is not kind. Creeping creatures of the jungle also lurk around. Even food becomes a luxury and sometimes is not guaranteed. In the jungle, friends become foes and every contestant a threat, as they battle for the ultimate prize. But this is a path, which only those desirous of victory must tread. The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. The journey to becoming the Gulder Ultimate Search 9 Champion – The Ultimate Man or Woman – begins with a step: registration. The guideline for this year’s participation is on the website and registration closes September 13, 2012. Fortune, they say, favours the brave.