The 2021 edition of Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) kicked off on Sunday with contestants camped in the forests to battle among themselves and the wild for the ultimate prize.


The show tagged ‘The Age of Craftsmanship’ saw 16 out of 20 contestants that were unveiled taken to the jungle to compete against each other and nature in quest of a secret treasure that would offer fame and wealth to the last person standing.

The organisers of the show also opted for a twist that will see two of the remaining four contestants voted by the audience to participate as wildcards.

According to Gideon Okeke, the show host, two of the four contestants, who didn’t make it to the jungle on the first day will be given a chance as wildcards as the show progresses.


The survival show will air two episodes weekly on Saturday and Sunday from 8 pm to 9 pm while Kunle Remi, the Nollywood actor, will be the taskmaster for this year’s edition.

Below are the 16 contestants:

Gulder Ultimate Search unveils 20 contestants


Jennifer Goodness Okorie is a student of philosophy and entrepreneur.

Age: 22 years

State of origin: Abia

Hobbies: Singing, dancing and sports


Esitima Francis edem

Esitima Francis Edem is a graduate of accounting and model.

Age: 24 years

State of origin: Kwara


Hobbies: Cooking, swimming, and working out

Iniabasi Eme Umoren

Name: Iniabasi Eme Umoren is a graduate of computer technology and music producer.

Age: 26 years


State of origin: Akwa Ibom

Hobbies: Swimming and playing video games

Mfon Mikel Esin

Name: Mfon Mikel Esin

Age: 27 years

State of origin: Akwa Ibom

Hobbies: Swimming, reading, and travelling

Emmanueal Ifeanyi Nnebe

Name: Emmanuel Ifeanyi Nnebe is a paralegal and a model.

Age: 29 years

State of origin: Anambra

Hobbies: Swimming, writing, dancing

Tobechukwu Malachy Okoye

Tobechukwu Malachy Okoye is a part-time student.

Age: 26 years

State of origin: Anambra

Hobbies: Football and dancing

Solomon Iliya Yankari

Solomon Iliya Yankari is a fitness instructor and personal trainer who owns a gym in Bauchi.

Age: 26 years

State of origin: Bauchi

Hobbies: Swimming, hiking and fitness

Emiola Tosin Michael

Emiola Tosin Michael works as an air traffic control simulator officer at the Nigerian College of Aviation Technology Kaduna. He is married and has a daughter.

Age: 33 years

State of origin: Osun

Hobbies: Football, basketball and chess

Gerald Oghenemega Odeka

Gerald Oghenemega Odeka is an athlete who won gold, silver and bronze at the 2012 edition of the National Sports Festival. He was at the World Athletics Championship in Russia in 2013.

Age: 35 years

State of origin: Delta

Hobbies: Singing, playing video games and travelling

Orevaoghene Godswill Oboh

Orevaoghene Godswill Oboh is a graduate of electrical electronics and an MC who runs his own event lighting company. He is also a model.

Age: 25 years

State of origin: Delta

Hobbies: Adventure and swimming

Omokhafe Racheal Bello

Omokhafe Racheal Bello is a graduate of microbiology who owns her own soap brand. She is also a part-time realtor.

Age: 34 years

State of origin: Edo

Hobbies: Travelling, swimming, cooking and singing

Olayinka Gabriel Omoya

Olayinka Gabriel Omoya is an artist, a writer and a content creator who hopes to be an A-list musician and redefine the afro-pop genre

Age: 26 years

State of origin: Ekiti

Hobbies: Singing, swimming, movies and dancing

 Chidimma Veronica Okeibe

Chidimma Veronica Okeibe is a human resources manager and a project assistant who also functions as a digital marketer.

Age: 29 years

State of origin: Imo

Hobbies: Swimming and adventure

Adedamola Adewale Johnson

Adedamola Adewale Johnson is a film director, a media executive and a writer who owns a motion picture company and hopes that one day his movie will be on the big screen

Age: 26 years

State of origin: Lagos

Hobbies: Football and swimming

Damilola Opeoluwa Odedina

Damilola Opeoluwa Odedina is a cinematographer and a video editor who has a first degree in economics and a post-graduate degree in journalism.

Age: 25 years

State of origin: Ogun

Hobbies: Volunteering, swimming and playing football

Opeyemi Samuel Ishmael

Opeyemi Samuel Ishmael is an IT expert that is working towards becoming a scrum master.

Age: 35 years

State of origin: Ogun

Hobbies: Travelling, video games, adventure

The four contestants that are placed on wildcards are Samson Abah, Odudu Otu, Shalom Omoikhudu, and Osasere Ogbanile.

The winner will get a total prize package worth over N50 million, including N20 million in cash, a brand new SUV, and other gifts.

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