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Smile to the Bank $ 100,000 Richer! Nigerian Version of International Game Show, “The Money Drop” to debut on AfricaMagic Entertainment



Brace yourself to win loads of cash! Just after announcing that it will host the AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards in association with MultiChoice, AfricaMagic has more good news in store for DStv viewers.

Today, Tuesday 9th October 2012, M-Net Africa Managing Director, Biola Alabi revealed to, that AfricaMagic Entertainment will be screening an all-Nigerian version of the hit international game show, The Money Drop. The highest selling format since 2010 for producers Endemol, the series has already been sold in key markets across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia.

Now, it is coming to Africa and the first stop is Nigeria.

The format of the series is simple but captivating. In each episode, a pair of contestants start off with a $ 100,000 in hard cash – Just 8 questions stand between them and their money. Simple right? Think again. One wrong move and the contestants could see all their cash disappear through a trapdoor. So the question is, can you beat The Money Drop?

Abiola Alabi, who is looking forward to the upcoming series, tell BN “Anytime you put together the elements of risk, reward, cash and emotion, the outcome is going to be exciting and dramatic television” she says. Speaking more on the show, she further said “So get set for great entertainment with The Money Drop. It’s a unique game show because this time around you start with the money and then play to keep it”

She further states “We are very proud to be screening an all-Nigerian version of this series and believe that it will go a long way to keep our audiences with our glamorous AfricaMagic Entertainment channel, which is already the home to Tinsel, Jacob’s Cross, 53 Extra, StarGist, Isidingo, Generations and so much more.” can exclusively confirm that production on the series will begin in November and AfricaMagic Entertainment is gearing up to hold auditions in Lagos (Saturday 20th – Sunday 21st October 2012), Abuja (Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th October 2012), Port Harcourt (Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th November 2012) and Kaduna (Saturday 10th November 2012), before the audition team stops back in Lagos on Monday 12th November 2012 for one last audition day.

For more information on audition venues and entry criteria, log on to Be sure to print out the entry form, complete it and bring it to the audition venue. Forms will also be available at the audition venues for those who can’t go online.

Auditions are FREE! Just show up at the soon-to-be-announced venues and take a chance and you might just be sharing the spotlight with $ 100,000.

The series will premiere on AfricaMagic Entertainment in January 2013. So BellaNaijarians, are up to the task?


  1. chinco

    October 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    I’m in ooo. I need some mad money

  2. Ogo

    October 9, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I totally love this show….can’t wait to see the Naija version

  3. Toyosi

    October 9, 2012 at 9:00 pm


  4. Kaltungo

    October 10, 2012 at 6:22 am

    Its gonna be bomb. I think we all is gonna like it

  5. shina

    October 10, 2012 at 8:26 am

    This is gona be great, can’t wait for this. Big show.

  6. Darlington

    October 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    wow, cant wait for the show to begin

  7. James

    October 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Put up shows, make more money and give a very little back,congratulations, like Toyota use to say good thinking good product.

  8. TAIWO Adepeju Oluwatoyin

    October 19, 2012 at 10:07 am

    i can`t wait to be part of this

  9. olukayode oresanya

    October 27, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Feed me back on lagos centres

  10. Ovie Eghale

    November 5, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Would like to be part of this

  11. Kingsley Ubom

    January 6, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I don’t want to miss this show, i really really want to be part of this game please keep me posted.

  12. Eddie

    January 10, 2013 at 5:42 am

    It sounds awesome! When exactly will it be airing on afmag this January?

  13. patrick t emegbo

    January 17, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    How is the game played I will want to take part pls get me posted

  14. Ogunyemi Adedayo

    January 19, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Wanna play this game, feed me on Abj center

  15. mr omorojie joseph

    January 20, 2013 at 5:22 am

    How can I participate in the game?I’m really interested

  16. olanrewaju showole

    January 30, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I’m really interested hooo how can i participate?

  17. Joe Baya

    February 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I will like to participate in the money drop, pls how do i get in?

  18. wester

    March 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    sounding good heysh……….. Moneuy drop pls hw will i join

  19. Efe

    March 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I play the game online and i won so can i cash money i won through the online game.

  20. Zacarias lute Jeque

    March 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Dear friends I would like to tell u that my name´s Zacarias , iam from Angola, I sometimes follow this program , by the way I would like to get further info in case it´s possible to play game online without being in the program phisycally?

    Best Regards,
    I hope u reply me as soon as U can

    Angola, Luanda


    August 19, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Please I want to participate in the money drop, pls how do i
    get in? I really want to be so what will do so that I will play the game.


    August 19, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Please I want to participate in the money drop, pls how
    do i
    get in? I really want to be there so what will i do so that I will
    play the game?.

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