Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Benin produces 8 millionaires @ One9ja game show

The ancient city of Benin, last week, produced eight millionaires in the on-going One9ja game show by the fifth Global System for Mobile communications (GSM), Etisalat Nigeria.

The game which is on its fifth edition, saw a total of N11 million won during the game show, following the four other game shows previously held in Kaduna, Lagos, Abuja and Enugu states, where N44 million have been carted home by subscribers on the Etisalat network.

Emerging as the highest winner at the Benin show, Mrs Amaka Ezendu took home two million and fifty thousand naira, followed by Samuel Chukwudi, Ernest Ogbemudia, Glory Eiwone and Ilozulike Chimezie, each winning one million one hundred thousand naira respectively, while Ejoke Aisire, Okonkwo Blessing and Esther Ofefagha went home with one million naira each.

Some of the consolation prize winners of N50,000 include Bobi Zion Onoriode,  Roselyn Ogbemo, Henry Ijeoma, Ese Onojetah, Odjus Utuyorume.

The Director Segments and Marketing Strategy, Etisalat, Seki Akande, said at the event that Etisalat customers are the heart of its business.

“With this promo, we are not only rewarding our old and new subscribers, we are also giving every Nigerian an opportunity to experience our world class products and services, built from 33 years of operation in different climes. The 9jillions promotion represents the biggest cash prize winning in Africa and thus serves as a veritable platform to reach out to our subscribers” Akande said.

The Director revealed that 4,320 high-end mobile phones were given to lucky subscribers during the first phase of the promotion, which ended recently and explained further that the regional one9ja game shows will hold in more cities in the coming weeks before the last phase, while the grand finale holds in October, where one lucky subscriber will walk away with the grand prize of one million dollars.

“All a new or existing subscriber has to do is use up to N1,000 in a month, then send his location and name to #5123 to qualify for a chance to participate in the grand finale”, she said.

The star-studded event witnessed performances from artists such as DJ Zeez, Earthquake, Bigiano, Timaya, Banky W, Sean J and Flavor. The popular comedian, MC Gordons, was at his best as the MC of the day.

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