GUS Season 12: Meet the Contestants Vying for This Season’s Ultimate Prize

16 contestants, comprising of 12 males and 4 females were unveiled at the GUS selection party. Two other contestants will however join via voting, to take the total number to 18.


Gulder Ultimate Search was unarguably Nigeria’s biggest reality TV show before the advent of Big Brother Naija. A seven-year hiatus saw its glory further recede, but now, the show is back and will be looking to kickstart another run of delightful buzz in the reality TV sphere.

This year’s show is titled The Age of Craftsmanship and will be anchored by former contestant, actor Kunle Remi. It officially kicked off on Sunday, June 26 with a selection party where the first 16 contestants – 12 males and 4 females were unveiled.

However, another two will be joining the 16, but their chances rest on the shoulders of fans who will be voting to take the total number of contestants to 18.

Meet the adventurers looking to win up to N50 million in prizes at this year’s Gulder Ultimate Search:

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Damola Johnson

Damola is a 26-year-old film director, media executive, and writer from Lagos state. His hobbies include football and Swimming.

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Mfon Mikel Esin

Mfon is a 27-year-old freelance writer and model from Akwa Ibom. He likes to swim, read, and travel.

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Iniabasi Umoren

Singer and music producer, Iniabasi hails from Akwa Ibom. He is 26 years old and loves to swim and play video games.

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Samson Onoja Abah

Samson, a 25-year-old student from Benue state. His hobbies include photography, swimming, and calisthenics.

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Gerald Odeka

Gerald is a 35-year-old athlete. He is from Delta state and enjoys playing video games, singing, and travelling.

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Samuel Ishmael

35-year-old IT expert, Samuel, hails from Ogun and loves to travel, play video games, and engage in adventure.

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Tobechukwu Okoye


Age: 26

State Of Origin: Anambra

Hobbies : Football & Dancing

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Emmanuel Nnebe

Paralegal, Model and Actor

Age: 29

State Of Origin: Anambra

Hobbies : Swimming, Writing, Dancing

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Jennifer Okorie


Age: 22

State Of Origin: Abia

Hobbies : Singing, Dancing & Sports

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Chidimma Okeibe

Project Assistant

Age: 29

State Of Origin: Imo

Hobbies : Swimming & Adventure

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Omokhafe Bello

Realtor and Entrepreneur

Age: 34

State Of Origin: Edo

Hobbies : Travelling, Swimming, Cooking and Singing

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Esitima Edem


Age: 24

State Of Origin: Akwa Ibom

Hobbies : Cooking, Swimming, and Working Out

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Godswill Oboh


Age: 25

State Of Origin: Delta

Hobbies : Adventure and Swimming

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Olayinka Omoya


Age: 26

State of Origin: Ekiti

Hobbies: Singing, Swimming, and Dancing

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Damilola Odedina

Cinematographer and Video Editor

Age: 25

State of Origin: Ogun

Hobbies : Volunteering, Swimming, and playing football

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Solomon Yankari

Fitness Instructor

Age: 26

State of Origin: Bauchi

Hobbies : Swimming, Hiking and Fitness

A female has never emerged the winner of GUS in all its past 11 seasons. Do you think that might change this season with the already confirmed 4 female contestants?

What do you think?

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