They announced it at an event in Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, to tell journalists and members of the public about the return of the show which went off the air in 2017.
According to the organisers, the ultimate prize to be won on the show is now N20m, and they would broadcast it for 52 weeks.
The show is tagged ‘The Rebirth’ and an addition to the show is the contestant will ask the host with lifeline when stuck to a question. Other lifelines are the usual, 50-50, call a friend, and ask the audience.
If you can recall Frank Edoho had hosted the show right from the onset on 8th October 2004, until 2nd September 2017. He announced on Twitter that he would no longer host the show because of an agreement breach.
The show was originally a British show which was adopted by Nigerian audiences and well followed by Nigerians throughout the 13 years of broadcast. Ghanaians started theirs through the influence of Nigerians.
Many applauded Frank for the way he handled the show, particularly his sense of humor and the suspense he used, which usually left contestants and viewers glued to the edge of their seats and screens.
Past winners of the show include Osazuwa Osahon Daniels, who went home with N5m in 2009; Aroma Chimuanya, who got N10m in 2009; Babatunde Oladipo, who walked away with N5m in 2010; Sammy Abraham, who walked away with 5 million Naira in 2013; and Nnaemeka Ubaekwena; Olalowo Olatokun who walked away with 5 million Naira in 2014, who left the show N5m richer in 2012.
UP sponsors the show, a payment, and financial technology company, in collaboration with BLK Hut Media, producers of the Nigerian version of the show, under the license of Sony Pictures.