By Damilola Faustino
In July, it was reported that Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is going on an indefinite break because MTN Nigeria ended their sponsorship of the show.
But this week, it was announced that the popular family game show would be back on air with a new sponsor, Airopay.
As the show returns, it seems the host for the last 13 years, Frank Edoho, has been dropped and replaced by someone yet to be unveiled.
According to reports: “The only difference about the show is that the star prize money has reduced from N10m to N5m. Also, it is very likely that we are not going to use Frank Edoho as our anchor. We are not dropping him because we had any issue with him.
“For now, our viewers would only be able to play on the MTN platform till we are able to sort out ways whereby they can play from any network provider and that would be resolved very soon. We are under no obligation to play on the MTN platform alone. Airopay is thrilled to partner with Ultima Limited, whose passion and dedication to quality and world class productions are well known, by sponsoring the Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Nigeria game show. Airopay is honoured by this partnership. Airopay and Ultima are convinced that the synergy between Airopay and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire game show will be mutually beneficial.”