After months of intense battle among thousands of young entrepreneurs jostling to win the Next Titan Season 3 show, creativity and luck jointly worked in favour of enterprising Marvis Marshal – Idio, as she emerged the eventual winner.
At the grand finale held at the Ballroom of the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Marsha-Idio, a contestant from Port-Harcourt zone competed with three other contestants in the final stage of the show, and walked away with a cash of N5 million and a brand new Ford Ecosport, courtesy of Coscharis Motors.
The winner came into the 10 weeks reality show with a unique business idea of turning trashes into beautiful furniture. A graduate of Architecture from the University of Uyo, Marshal-Idio also holds a degree in Interior Designs from the Florence Designs Academy, Italy.
In the last four contest, she battled with Ronald Ajiboye, a first class graduate from a Russian University, Victoria Mamza, founder of Wangarau Foods; and Sunday Ewolabi, founder of Naija Peanuts.
Speaking at the event, Executive Producer of Next Titan, Mr. Mide Kunle-Akinlaja, said over 15,000 entries were received from young aspiring entrepreneurs for the season 3 edition which were later reduced to about 1,000 that were auditioned in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagoszones, leading to the Top 50 that made it to Boot Camp.
“The premiere nightof the show witnessed a crowd not less than 300where the top 16 contestants were unveiled,” Kunle-Akinlaja said.
“After spending 10 weeks, performing tasks that joggled their minds, a journey that began with 16 contestants was again reduced, as contestants got evicted on weekly basis with 10 weeks of heart racing boardroom sessions that left them at the mercy of the judges who were ever ready to give their verdicts on weekly basis. Within this period, the highly esteemed judges who are top business owners and managers, put in their professional skills and experiences to mentor the top 16 contestants in the weekly boardroom meetings.”
The winner, Marvis Marshal-Idio, said “I now have what I need, and the sky is my limit with new energy, new strength, and new focus, just watch out.”
The Next Titan is an entrepreneurship reality TV show sponsored by Heritage Bank in partnership with Coscharis Motors, and others, organised by Bravopoints International, which has been making successes in creating awareness among Nigerian youth, that they too can become successful entrepreneurs and achieve their dreams of being employers of labour. The show has given the society the benchmark for exemplary entrepreneurs through producing candidates fit to be successful business personalities.