Twenty-year old graduate of Electronics Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Daniel Okike, has emerged winner of the 10th edition of the Gulder Ultimate Reality Show.
With the victory, the Abia State native has won N10m and a brand new Mitsubishi Pajero.
The guy that had initially said he intended to establish a successful international import and export business outsmarted Edmund Umeabuani and Ifunanya Onike in the waters of the Usaka River, where the battle for the ultimate symbol held.
But it is a fair story for Onike, too, as she is the Last Female Standing, winning an added one million naira.
Also, a final year student of Industrial Mathematics in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Kalu Kalu, emerged the first winner of the first ever fans edition of the Gulder Ultimate Search.
Kalu also won a brand new Mitsubishi Pajero 3.0L GLX MT, courtesy of CFAO Motors, the automotive partner of Gulder Ultimate Search 10.
He says, “I feel very happy to be the first winner of the first GUS Fans’ Edition; the first ‘Ultimate Conqueror’. It is a dream come true. My friends started calling me Ultimate Conqueror when I told them I was coming for the search. I took the risk of a night journey to get here for the search and it was very stressful. I can’t explain how I feel right now.”
A statement from the organisers gives details of the last scene of the competition. According to them, on the final day of the search, the warriors got a message from the ‘Council of Elders’ ordering them to pack their bags and make their ways to where they draw water.
“Chidi awaited them and gave them the next set of instructions.
The final task was to search for the 10th symbol.
To do that, each of them would make use of a clue which would take them to two different locations to retrieve two pieces of the m ap that would lead to where the 10th symbol was buried. Another clue at their first locations would direct them to the next location. It was a race against time and the last man to the next location was evicted.
“After many futile efforts Daniel eventually dug up the sceptre from under a slant palm tree in the river and thereby ended the long search for the 10th symbol.
“He was instantly inducted into the Order of Heroes as the 10th Ultimate Man by Chidi Mokeme, the anchor-man.”