No fewer than19 Nigerian teachers will lock horns in the third edition of Teachers Naija, the Nigerian reality TV show while vying for the ultimate prize of N10m.
The reality show is an initiative of Anub Media Limited which had its first season in 2019 where the winner, first and second runners-up, went home with N1.5 million, N1 million, and N500,000 respectively.
In its second edition in 2021, the show’s winner was awarded a two-bedroom flat in Abuja and the sum of N2 million cash prize while the first and the second runners-up got N1.5 million and N1 million respectively.
This year’s edition will reward the winner with N10 million, while the first and second runners-up will get N7 million and N5 million respectively.
The Convener of the show, Enuagwuna Ubaka, notes that the essence of the show is to change the narrative of the teaching profession.
“The show is about letting people know that teachers deserve more and that what is being given currently is not commensurate with what they are giving to society,” Ubaka said.
“I mean these are the people that train the future generation and they deserve to be recognised. If other shows give out a lot of money to their participants, I think teachers deserve more because they have more impact.”
With this year’s event themed ‘The Smart Teacher’, Ubaka said the housemates, who were selected randomly across the country were prioritised based on their intellectual capabilities.
He added that they would be required to carry out mental-based tasks in the house.
“For you to come into the house, you must be very smart; so we’re giving them tasks that will test their mental capabilities and we have professional judges that will also look at how strong they are mentally. We have mental-based tasks, questions, researches and exercises that will drill them,” he said.