Thursday, October 9, 2008

Nigeria: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Gets Internet Version -

James EmejoLagos

Subscribers to the MTN web can now take part in the popular television world game show, Who Wants to be a Millionaire? through the internet.

Speaking at the launch of the online version tagged Millionaire Online in Lagos , Mr. Femi Ayeni, CEO, Ultima Limited, manufacturers of the programme described it as an invention which is aimed at rejuvenating the educational and recreational online wonts of Nigerians everywhere.

"Millionaire Online is an exciting new game cast of characters in the formatting of the most popular television game show in the human race and which have go the most watched shows of its sort in Federal Republic Of Nigeria consistently over the last four years", he said.

The cyberspace version is a replication of the television experience and yet, have its alone features: Participants could take whatever clip or time period they wish to play, anywhere and from their comfortableness using their mobile phones, computing machines or other cyberspace enabled-hand held devices.

Players of the online game who hit the peak point each hebdomad would be rewarded every week. While the peak scorer travels away with N20,000, the adjacent two high scoring participants would also win N10,000 each. In addition, the participant with the peak cumulative

monthly mark wins N50,000 with two other high scoring participants also walking away with N20,000.

Moreover, victors of both the weekly and monthly awards on the cyberspace may also measure up to play for N10million on the hot place in the existent television version.

According Adunola Ajunwon, Ultima Limted, all that participants necessitate to take part in the online experience is to textual matter the word pin to

345 from their mobile phone. Immediate, 3 different Numbers are given with which people could then log on to the game's website at www.millionairenigeria/

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Mr Frank Edoho, the presenter of the telecasting version in an interview with THISDAY said Millionaire Online would function as a platform to set up participants for the existent game show on television as they would have got gotten a feel of what it is like to be on the hot seat.

Also Mr. Elvis Daniel, MTN Selling Department said the invention is one of the assorted ways through which MTN seeks to please its teeming subscribers.

Online participant would undergo the same nerve-pulsating sense experience of actually seating in the hot place and answering 15 inquiries with the same attendant sound and even light effects, according to the producers.

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