The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Effect Best Perfect Solutions (EBPS), has unveiled a Lagos Family Reality TV Show aimed at promoting national unity amidst diverse cultures in the country.
The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, who made this known at the unveiling of the Judges and Logo for the Reality Show, noted that the show will bring together different families of Lagos residents from the 36 States of the country.
Akinbile-Yussuf said that the Reality Show, coming at a time when there are divergent views about the country’s unity, further reaffirmed the need to embrace harmony, stressing that our differences should unite us and not separate us.
She explained that the choice of Lagos for the Reality Show was as a result of the presence of virtually all Nigeria’s ethnic groups and cultures in the State.
The Commissioner disclosed that the show would be aired for a period of 13 weeks to determine the star-prize winner of N20 million cash reward.
She said, “Lagos State, like Nigeria, is home to all ethnic groups who have lived harmoniously together for centuries despite their diverse ways of life. Therefore, as a model for national unity and testimony that Nigerians are better together, this family show was conceived to reignite our national unity, elicit a sense of pride and increase our knowledge of the Country, States, Culture, History and Values”.
“Different prizes would be won by the various families, including the sum of N30 million to execute community projects in their local government of residence”, Akinbile-Yussuf said.
Mr. Leke Ajayi, the Convener of the TV Show explained that the essence is to reignite the unity and strength of families across the 36 states in the country.
Ajayi, who is also the Managing Director of Best Perfect Solutions Limited, said the programme would centre around inspiring spirit of unity and noble values among the people, adding that Lagos was chosen because it is a metropolitan State that accommodates almost all tribes in the country.
While noting that the Show was designed to appreciate the role of the family in the State and the Country, Ajayi said the winning family would emerge after surpassing all other families in competitions about National and State history, values and culture.
He listed the names of the Judges for the Show as Yeni Kuti, Ifeoma Fafunwa and Segun Lawal of the Spirit of David. The instructors for the Show, according to him, include Kathy Ige-Segun Obe, Yemi Disu, Chef Renee, Gbenga Yusuf, while Oluwanifishe Ajayi and Benneth Ogbeiwi would co-host the show.