Abuja - Contestants from different parts of Nigeria have made it to the top 12 to participate in Gulder Ultimate Search season 10 – The 10th Symbol.
This year's edition of the GUS, hosted by Nollywood actor Chidi Mokeme takes place in the Utaka forest, Obot Akara in the local government area of Akwa Ibom state.
The contestants include:
Etido Ema Ebong
Ema is a 21-year-old 300-level student of History and International studies at the University of Uyo who hails from Ikot Ekpene local government area of Akwa Ibom State. Ema loves children and would love to establish a platform that would help children actualise their dreams in future. According to her, her strategy for winning the contest is to stay unnoticed.
Ijeh Peter O
Peter is a 27-year-old graduate of Microbiology from Igbinedion University, Okada. He hails from Delta State and his goal in life is to become Africa's biggest movie director, telling interesting stories about Africa through movies.
A graduate of Economics from the University of Nsukka, 21-year-old Onike hails from Anambra State, but resides in Kaduna. She says her personality can be likened to that of an eagle and she has a dream of becoming the biggest business mogul in Africa by owning the biggest fast food chain in the world.
Okike is a 29-year-old graduate of Electronics Engineering from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He is from Abia State, has a passion for cars and intends to establish a successful international import and export business.
Halima Sheidu O
Halima holds a Masters Degree in History and International Relations, hails from Kogi State and is only the second contender from Kogi since the GUS began. Her dream is to become a world-renowned researcher.
Ezidi Nzube Bobby
He says his motto for the GUS contest is "win first, make friends later." This 23-year-old law graduate from the University of Abuja hails from Anambra State and also plans to become a senator in Nigeria.
Although he tried last year but couldn't make the selections, Edmond got his wish this year. A 27-year-old medical doctor from Enugu state, he has a tall dream of becoming the first Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), and is the current Mr. Tourism of Edo state.
Mary is a 21-year-old graduate of Public Administration from the University of Abuja. She hails from Edo state and claims to possess unmatchable endurance and fitness abilities. Along with her sister, she will become the first ever twin on the show.
The other half of the twin pairing, she is Mary's sister. She is a 300-level student of Theatre Arts at the University of Abuja, she loves children and would love to establish an NGO to cater for abandon children in future.
Anthony is a 29-year-old graduate of Animal Production Technology from Federal University of Technology, Niger State who hails from Delta State. His dream is to establish a farm big enough to feed the entire Nigerian population and to also create employment opportunities.
A graduate of English and Literature from the University of Benin, Tracy is 25 years old and is currently a broadcaster. She describes herself as a "blend of infectious spontaneity and pragmatism."
From Ogbomoso, Oyo state, Salako is a 24-year-old graduate of Geography with Meteorology from Federal University of Technology, Minna. His desire is to come up with a solution for the environmental degradation in Nigeria especially in the oil producing areas.
The Gulder Ultimate Search show would commence airing on Friday, October 4 and daily highlights of show would be broadcasted on national, terrestrial and satellite TV stations from October 4 through October 31, 2013.