Gulder Ultimate Search: Meet 16 Participating Contestants, See How to watch for Free [Photos/Video]

Gulder Ultimate Search season 12 is set to premiere on Saturday, October 16, and viewers can watch the show on Africa Magic channels.

The show tagged ‘The Age of Craftsmanship’, has actor and Gulder Season 7 winner Kunle Remi as the taskmaster while media personality, Toke Makinwa was announced as the anchor.

Of the 20 contestants participating in the 2021 Gulder Ultimate Search, only 16 have made it to the jungle.

The show host, Gideon Okeke made this disclosure at the unveiling ceremony held at the Eko Hotels in Lagos.

The 16 contestants are Adewale Adedamola Thompson, Chidinma Okeibe, Damilola Odedina, and Emmanuel Nnebe.

Others are Estima Edem, Gerald Odeka, Tosin Eniola, and Umorean Iniabasi.

Jennifer Okorie, Mfom Mikel Essien, Tubuchukwu, and Olayinka Omeya,

Omokhafe Racheal, Solomon Yankari, Opeyemi Ishmael, and Orevapghene Godswill.

Here is more about the 16 Gulder Ultimate Search contestants:

Emiola Michael Tosin 

is a 33-year-old public servant. Upon trying to enter the show five times, he has no intention of playing second fiddle; instead, he intends to be the Ultimate Man and use the GUS prize money to start a tomato paste firm.


also known as Gerald Odeka, won gold, silver, and bronze at the National Sports Festival in 2012, and in 2013, competed in the World Athletics Championships in Russia.

He plans to open a sports bar, go back to school, and start a business for his wife upon winning the grand prize.

Adedamola Johnson 

a digital marketer and filmmaker, gets his inspiration from Hollywood director James Cameron and plans to use the grand prize to push his career in filmmaking.

Iniabasi’ Saint Bond’ Umoren is a music producer and vocalist.

In 2018, he won the ‘Kill Ma Beat’ competition, and he claims to have a production credit on DJ Cuppy’s record.

He’s a black belt in Shotokan karate and promises to be the “life of the party” on stage. Iniabasi aims to give back to his community through charity and promote his music career if he wins the $50 million award.

Mfon Mikel Esin

 enjoys adventure, writing, and reading. 

He is a freelance writer, model, and passionate Arsenal supporter. He considers himself a Casanova and believes he is singularly charming.

Freelance writer and model

Age: 27

State Of Origin: Akwa Ibom

Hobbies: Swimming, Reading and Travelling

Iniabasi Umoren

Singer and music producer.

Age: 26 Years

State Of Origin: Akwa Ibom

Hobbies: Swimming and Playing Video Games

Samson Onoja Abah


Age: 25

State of Origin: Benue

Hobbies: Photography, Swimming and Calisthenics.

Gerald Odeka


Age: 35

State Of Origin: Delta

Hobbies: Singing, Playing Video Games and Travelling

Samuel Ishmael

a 35-year-old Nigerian IT professional working for a multinational corporation, intends to be a brand ambassador for Gulder, enjoys mountain climbing, and has conquered three peaks. 

He plans to climb four mountains before the middle of 2022.

IT expert

Age: 35

State of Origin: Ogun

Hobbies: Travelling, Video Games, Adventure

Tobechukwu Okoye

is a 26-year-old mechanic, student, and auto tracker installation.

According to him, if he wins GUS Season 12, he aims to transform his profession and family’s current status.


Age: 26

State Of Origin: Anambra

Hobbies: Football & Dancing

Emmanuel Nnebe

the Face of Sapphire 2020, was a 30-year-old paralegal, model, and actress.

He is self-driven and aspires to be a lawyer one day. He says he’s on the show for the money and because he enjoys adventure. If he wins GUS Season 12, he wants to open a fashion school and a legal company.

Paralegal, Model and Actor

Age:  29

State Of Origin: Anambra

Hobbies: Swimming, Writing, Dancing

Jennifer Okorie

Jennifer Okorie, often known as Queen Bee, is a Delta State University philosophy student who hopes to be the first woman to win the GUS event.


Age: 22

State Of Origin: Abia

Hobbies: Singing, Dancing & Sports

Chidimma Okeibe

a 29-year-old project assistant, says she’s on the show for the thrill of it and to improve her life.

She believes she has the leadership characteristics to win the grand prize after participating in student politics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Project Assistant

Age: 29

State Of Origin: Imo

Hobbies: Swimming & Adventure

Omokhafe Bello

a realtor and businesswoman, plans to start a cosmetics company and a chicken farm if she emerges GUS winner.

Realtor and Entrepreneur

Age: 34

State Of Origin: Edo

Hobbies: Travelling, Swimming, Cooking and Singing

Esitima Edem

24-year-old hostess and a graduate of the University of Port Harcourt’s accounting program, hoping to become the first female winner of GUS.


Age: 24

State of Origin: Akwa Ibom

Hobbies: Cooking, Swimming and Working Out

Godswill Oboh

also known as Oreva, is an MC who launched his event lighting firm in 2019.

He aims to open a conventional fitness centre and standardize his event lighting business if he wins.


Age: 25

State Of Origin: Delta

Hobbies : Adventure and Swimming

Olayinka Omoya

a 26-year-old musician, writer, and content creator, is a Bowen University graduate.

Olayinka wants to be an A-list musician who will redefine pop music and invest the grand prize in his songs.

Music Artiste

Age: 26

State of Origin: Ekiti

Hobbies: Singing, Swimming and Dancing

Damilola Odedina

is a 25-year-old cinematographer and video editor.

If he wins the grand prize, he plans to help the country’s sports growth.

Cinematographer and Video Editor

Age: 25

State of Origin: Ogun

Hobbies: Volunteering, Swimming and playing football

Solomon Yankari

a fitness instructor, personal trainer, and owner of a fitness centre in Bauchi state, is 26 years old.

If he wins the GUS N50 million award, he aims to create one of Africa’s largest fitness companies, offering health and fitness services.

Fitness Instructor

Age: 26

State of Origin: Bauchi

Hobbies: Swimming, Hiking and Fitness

The survival reality TV premieres, which premieres today (Saturday) is billed to air on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151), Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2).

GUS airs only twice a week -every Saturday and Sunday – from 8 pm to 9 pm, according to a release from the organisers.

There will be a recap during the week. If you miss Saturday’s episode, you can watch it again on all the designated channels on Monday at 2 pm.

Recap of Sunday’s episode will be made available on Africa Magic Showcase (DStv channel 151) on Tuesday at 12 pm, Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) on Wednesday at 12 pm and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) on Thursday at 12 pm.

Ahead of the premiere, the 18 contestants who made it through the regional screening process were revealed.

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