The game show is returning to the air after two months break following the withdrawal of sponsorship by MTN.
Television presenter, Frank Edoho would no longer continue as host of the popular game show, “Who wants to be a Millionaire”.
This is based on a mutual agreement with the organisers who have entered a partnership with Airopay, the new sponsor of the weekly programme.
A representative from the organization who developed the show made this known in an interview with Punch News’ Saturday Beats today.
“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. I think he feels it is time to go and find other endeavours.
“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” the rep told Punch.
“Who wants to be a Millionaire” is expected to resume airing today, Sunday, September 3, 2017.
This is following a withdrawal of backing by long time sponsor, MTN.