What are the odds of two orphans teaming up in a group-based game and emerging millionaires at the end of the competition? Well, the odds turned out to be in favour of both Daniel Etuk and Godwin Nzekwe. The two were part of the troika that won one million at the end of the fourth edition of the 2012 Star TV Game Show. Stephen Onyeabor made up the trio.
Etuk, Nzekwe and Onyeabor, who made up Team C, left the other teams trailing throughout the games. By the time Teams A and B had completed their third games respectively, Team C had garnered more points, even before stepping forward to partake in the third game. This made their participation in the third game a mere formality.
Etuk, an indigene of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, holds an OND in Electrical Electronics and is a Video Editor. He is the third of the seven children of his late parents. Etuk described himself as an introvert who decided to go to a bar to have a couple of drinks with a friend out of boredom.
After drinking Star, his favourite beer, he took part in a raffle draw which earned him a spot on the TV Game Show. By sheer providence, he found himself in the team that won the grand prize at the fourth edition of the TV Game Show. The N1 million grand could not have come at a better time for the orphaned Duke. According to him: “I plan to get married on the 10th of November, in two months time, and the N1 million Naira will go a long way in making my wedding a reality.” He also referred to his fiancé as a source of inspiration and courage who kept prophesying greatness to him. Nzekwe who has also lost both parents, is a final year student of Federal University of Technology, Owerri, studying Petroleum Engineering. He was hanging out with his friends at a bar, drinking Star lager beer, when he qualified to participate on the TV Game Show.
He believes he won as a result of the talented teamates he was paired up with. Nzekwe said: “I wish my parents were alive to see me win this N1 million.” He plans to use the prize money to promote his musical career. The 27 year old, who is the last of his late parents’ nine children, is an aspiring rapper and dance hall musician.
Onyeabor, the third of the recently Star-crowned millionaires, resides in Makurdi, where he owns a beer parlour. He plans to use the money both to develop his beer sales business as well as pursue a degree in Pharmacy, which had always been his dream.
Twelve millionaires have so far emerged from this year’s edition of the Star TV Game Show. With three more editions left to go, N9 million is still up for grabs. The Star TV Game Show is a unique consumer engagement scheme from the stables of Star lager beer; which seeks to reward consumers for their loyalty to the brand.