It kicked off with a premiere that turned out to be a healthy laugh-out-loud moment for select viewers at the 4DX Screen of the Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja City Mall, Lagos.
Season two of the high energy, pan-African game show is set to be bigger than the pioneer season with more contestants from more countries taking part for a chance to win the $20,000 grand prize.
In the next eight weeks, 30 Maltavators, fueled with Malta Guinness vitamin goodness from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia and Cote d’Ivoire will go head-to-head as they put their physical and mental abilities to the test to see who has what it takes to win the big prize.
In the first episode, the first 10 Maltavators started their journey to greatness by participating in obstacle challenges – Power Up and Sharp Shooter and The Vitamizer.
Nigeria was represented by the ever-determined female finalist- Ogechukwu Eudora Nwangwu, a development worker from Imo state, and Emmanuel Obienyi Ugochukwu, a fitness fanatic and Go-Getter determined to go all the way to clinch the ultimate prize.
Senior Brand Manager, Malta Guinness and Premium Non-Alcoholic Drinks, Ifeoma Agu, who described the show as life-changing, stated that Malta Guinness is, through the show, fuelling the greatness of Nigerians while encouraging them to stay energetic and positive.
She said: “I am happy that we continue to make contributions towards encouraging Nigerians to stay energetic and positive while staying fuelled with the refreshing vitamins contained in Malta Guinness.
Similar to the last season, the Maltavator Challenge Season 2 TV Show will match six energetic Maltavators from Nigeria against other 24 Maltavators from Ethiopia, Ghana, Cameroun and Cote d’Ivoire. They will be put through series of physically and mentally challenging games and obstacles courses at the end of which only one winner will emerge.
“Last year, we awarded the grand sum of $20,000 to the winner of the challenge. We remain committed to this social investment as the winner for this season will also go home with the whopping sum of $20,000. Other participants will receive gifts and consolation prizes.
“This is a very exciting time for Malta Guinness in Nigeria. We don’t just say we care about our consumers, we continually demonstrate the brand’s purpose of fueling the can-do spirit of Nigerians through exciting platforms such as this.”
Beside, Ogechukwu and Ugochukwu, other four Nigerian Maltavators participating in the Season 2 of the Maltavator Challenge are Abdullahi Azabo Ibrahim, Otobong Oty Idaresit, Michael Eene Uhiene and Melvin Olamide Enoch.
The full finish time for the first 10 Maltavators that participated in the first episode will be announced next week just as another set of 10 commences their journey to become the Ultimate Maltavator.