Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Hi Everyone!
How r u guys doing? Sorry for the break in transmission. Slow internet service is a real downer!!
Anyway, what have you been up to?
I have been enjoying my holiday.
My birthday was this weekend!!! Feel free to leave some birthday prayers in the comment section. Much appreciated. Had a fab time anyway.

I watched the first episode of Dragons' Den Nigeria this weekend. I was really impressed.
Dragon's Den is an entrepreneurial reality show which allows budding entrepreneurs with the opportunity to present their business ideas to 'Dragons' - established business titans who then have the option of investing in their companies. Each player pitches a business scheme, telling us how much they need to float the business. The Dragons can invest as much or as little as they like in return for...an agreed percentage of the business.

Each Dragon can pledge as much money as they like, or nothing at all. But players have to raise ALL the cash they ask for. If an idea need 1,000,000 Naira and the Dragons offer a total of 750,000k, the player leaves empty handed.
The show has had successful runs in various markets including the UK and Canada.

Check out some details below.
You can watch the show on Saturdays & Sundays.
Saturday on Channels 1-2PM
Sunday on AIT 9.30-10.30PM
For those outside Nigeria - You can watch at the appropriate times via JumpTV

The Host - Nwaji Jibunoh. Howard Uni Graduate and current Phillips Consulting Exec

Dragons' Den Host

The Dragons

John Momoh

John Momoh

Media Mogul - Owner of Channels Television

Alex Amosu

Alexander Amosu

Technology Guru / Ringtone Pioneer

Chris Parkes

Chris Parkes

PR/Marketing Leader - Chris Parkes Marketing Solutions

Tokunboh Ishmael

Tokunboh Ishmael

Accomplished Financier - African Venture Capital Association

Femi Tejuoso

Femi Tejuoso

Multi-Industry Private Equity Investor - Helios Towers Nigeria Ltd

Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika

SME Pioneer - The Chair Centre Limited
You can read the scoop on the first episode on their website HERE
Niyi Tabiti also has details on his blog
Really positive programme. I consider this as entertainment with a cause.
From the first episode, the production was top notch! Storm Vision did a great job.


Anonymous said...

I am first!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!

The Girl your fan said...

NOOOOOOOOOO I was allmost therree!!!

chie said...

Hi Bella, Happy Birthday... 'more feathers girlie...
I like the idea of the dragon's show, 'will figure how I can keep up with it, nice news.

Uzo said...

Happy Belated Birthday hon...Hope you had a blast and i hope this year is even better than last year...

Dragon's Den huh? My schedule leaves me with little time for regular programming so i have to work with catching up on my series' via DVD...So i look forward to being updated here...

Either i have aged or i have arrived but knowing a number of the cats here is interesting...Cos these guys are not spring chickens oh...

tankojjetty said...

yeah i like dragons den too...
atleast its a reality show i can tune in to...
happy birthday in arrears

notjustok said...

Bella, good lookin on that JumpTv link... Priceless info!

Unbiased said...

Happy birthday Bella dear!!!
Yeah heard bout the naija dragon's den but is the thing on the net? Any episodes on youtube yet?

TMinx said...

Yay an update on Dragons Den, I was wondering when it was starting. I like the UK verison. Would have loved to pitch my idea.

TMinx said...

I join the band wagon and wish you a happy birthday too.

Nwanyi Ocha said...

Have a great wkend Bella!


Anonymous said...

Hi Bella,Happy b'day,many more years.I love visiting your blog,keep up the good work.

Emilia said...


femme fatale said...

Happy belated birthday!!!

Lost at the Other End of the World said...

What do you guys think of The Apprentice Africa? How does it compare to this new show. There are different conceptually, but, it terms of production and stuff.

misidreads said...

Happy birthday gal,

More grease to your elbow and many more happy years to come ...

M not a TV person as such, but will definitely watch out for the dragons den from now on....

Anonymous said...

hi yea d show seems nice but one thing i don't really understand is why we keep copying all international programmes,lets cum up wif our own concets plssss