Riding on the crest of its successful debut last year, another round of gripping oratoryÂ awaits viewers as the second edition of the highly educative reality show, The Debaters, hitÂ TV screens across the nation.
This yearâ€™s show, which promises to be more engaging, will start to air from 25 SeptemberÂ and promises an entertaining adventure with the very cerebral contestants.
The showâ€™s 14 contestants, an equal mix of seven young men and ladies, emerged from gruelingÂ auditions held countrywide and they were unveiled on Tuesday, 14 September, at the CivicÂ Centre in Lagos. The â€˜talkmatesâ€™ are now settling into the â€˜talk academyâ€™ where they will beÂ housed and mentored over the 13-week duration of the reality show.
Mo Abudu, head of Inspire Africa, organisers of the weekly televised debates, says theyÂ intend to groom the youthful contestants to drive Nigeriaâ€™s much-desired development.
â€œThe Debaters will reiterate its message of oratory as the power to change and prove likeÂ Barrack Obama has done so well that good things can come out Africa,â€ remarked Abudu.
The Debaters show has the GT Bank group as its main sponsor and the ultimate winner of theÂ contest goes home with a tasteful Toyota Rav4 car, N3.5 million cash and a VEDA laptop,Â while the first and second runners-up get N1 million and N500,000