By Lukman Omikunle

“We have seen over time in our society that smart youngsters who win academic competitions are not well recognized and are given meagre rewards…”

Organisers of the maiden edition of Sapphire youngsters, Nigeria’s first-ever teenagers’ reality TV show, Linus Zitelu Limited, have said the project is dedicated to self-realization, development and actualization of dreams of an African child adding that their vision and mission are for African teenagers to boost their self-esteem and capabilities in all facets of life.                            

The Sapphire Youngsters Reality T.V show is being organized by Linus Zitelu Limited (1745407) and has been “TRADEMARK”


The show has been strategically set up to discover and showcase multiple hidden talents of Nigerian teenagers.

This is contained in a statement signed and made available to the media by Mr Linus Alex Dada, the company’s Chief Executive.

“Faithful to our mission, the show is important to us because it is in harmony with our vision and mission and has been designed to bring out the best in the participants,” Dada said.        

He stated further that, “The Sapphire Youngsters Reality show is the first of its kind. It is a Reality show that creates a world-class platform to discover, celebrate and support young talented teenagers in all fields of academics.                              

“We have seen over time in our society that smart youngsters who win academic competitions are not well recognized and are given meagre rewards while those who are talented in secular activities or promote immoral acts are celebrated and rewarded massively. This has continued to contribute to moral decadence and as well lower the impact of children with great minds in our society today.                        

“Consequently, the long-term effect reflects in the nation’s socio-economy as these youngsters are not encouraged adequately to develop themselves to contribute significantly to nation-building.

“Hence, the determination to create a world-class spotlight for teens and young adults to boost their self-esteem and showcase their intellects and talents to the world,” Dada said.

Explaining further on the purpose of the project, Dada said, “The Sapphire Youngsters Reality show is an academic Reality show that aims to discover smart and talented teens and young adults in various academic disciplines, celebrate them globally and support them financially to achieve their goal in life. It is the first of its kind and the event has been “TRADEMARK”              

“This event will go a long way to change the perspective of the youngsters in our society helping them to realize the importance of education, motivate them to perform exceptionally well in their various fields of academics, provide the necessary support they need to actualize their dreams and consequently create a better society in the nearest future.”

With over 100 registered contestants, only 20 will qualify for the show after a series of rigorous screenings scheduled to kick off next week.

The contestants will be screened by educationists, qualified guiding counsellors and other related stakeholders.              

According to the statement, the Sapphire Youngsters Reality TV show is a 35-day contest with the provision of a world-class platform and environment which enable housemates to showcase their intellects, skills, talents and other naturally gifted abilities to the world.

Winners of the contests will take home mouthwatering prizes, including brand ambassadorial and scholarship deals worth millions of naira.

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