By Uchenna Eletuo
In the face of growing decadence, a firm, Ekwe Nche Entertainment, on Saturday in Lagos unveiled a Bible quiz reality show targeted at instilling good morals in youths.
Its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ifeanyi Ukaeru, said at the ceremony that the reality show was designed to help youths to imbibe and practise the teachings of the scriptures.
The winner would get N3 million prize money, he said, adding that participation would be open to those between the ages of 18 years and 25 years.
“It has a reward of N1.5 million for the first runner-up; N1 million for the second runner up-and a N100,000 each for seven finalists.
“Ten people will be evicted every three weeks until the finalists emerge.
“The programme which will test youth’s knowledge of the scriptures and ways to apply them in relationships with others will be spiced with Biblical comic reliefs to thrill viewers.
“Our concept is to prune peoples’ characters especially youths because of their vulnerability to vices and deviance,’’ Ukaeru said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that participants would be required to register with N3,000 in the show entitled: “Do You Know Your Bible? Season One.’’
Ukaeru said that the reality show planned to inculcate moral values in youths as against the plethora of other shows that were blind to societal ethos and values.
He argued that entertainment was a veritable tool for reaching out to youths.
The show will begin with an audition on Sept. 11 in Lagos where 40 participants will be chosen to compete for the prizes.
Forms for the project will be available at strategic points in Lagos. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)