After the success of the two previous editions of The Next Titan, Nigeria’s Entrepreneurial Reality TV Show, the organisers, and Heritage Bank as the major sponsor, have appeared putting efforts in place for the new season with an official press conference scheduled for August 30, which will officially launch the commencement of the Season 3 of the innovative show. The previous seasons recorded amazing success with several thousands of entries received from young aspiring entrepreneurs across Nigeria and diaspora, before being auditioned in Abuja, Port Harcourt, and Lagos.
The Next Titan, a 10-week reality TV show sees entrepreneurs going head to head to battle it out in an aim to win the prize of a substantial N5 million for their business idea, another way of developing the Nigerian buddy entrepreneurs.
According to the executive producer, Mide Kunle-Akinlaja, “the importance of The Next Titan to the Nigerian economy lies in igniting entrepreneurial spirit of young people, and showcasing the possibility of entrepreneurship in transforming lives and our societies with just an idea that can be scaled to greatness.”
He added that, by scouting for young talented people who have entrepreneurial acumens, grooming them through a rigorous task and boardroom process and eventually funding a winner’s idea, leading to an opportunity to create jobs for themselves and others, is indeed a big contributor to the socio-economic development of the society.
And what is more compelling is that a broader audience, that is millions of TV viewers are able to watch the 10 week TV Reality show directly on their TV sets, therefore getting their entrepreneurial spirit inspired to take their destinies in their hands. The multiplied effect of this is that the young graduates whose their mentalities have been earlier conditioned to seeking for jobs after schools, would now have a change of mind sets of creating jobs for themselves and others.
The formats of the show specifies that the participants must be university or polytechnic graduates, and this is actually noticeable in the profiles of the past two winners of the show. The winner of the Season one is Iroghama Ogbeifun from Port Harcourt. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts, Boston, and with Masters in Public Health fromBrunnel University, London. The Next Titan has brought out the best and potentials in her. She is today an employer of labour with more than 15 graduates working with her company, HAIRVEN LTD, the only synthetic hair care product line in Nigeria. Iroghama Ogbeifun as the founder of HAIRVEN LTD is living her dreams, and has equally been able to create jobs for other graduates. And the winner of Season Two is Davies Okeowo from Lagos, who holds Bsc in Accounting from Lagos University.
He is the founder/CEO, of Enterprise HiLLS, a business consulting firm located in Lagos which provides business development services and support to Micro, Small, and Medium scale Enterprises (MSMEs). Enterprise Hills provides accounting services to businesses within the MSME business category by leveraging on the power of modern technology to create diverse solutions to suit the needs of its market thereby making them more structured, minimising their chances of business failure, and maximizing their chances of business growth and sustainability. The Search for the ambitious entrepreneurs for the Season three has already started, and young entrepreneurs with innovative, viable and scalable business ideas are advised to send their entries via www.thenexttitan.com. The show’s new season is made possible by its usual headline sponsor, Heritage Bank, and with supports from Lagos State Government, and other reputable companies.