Nigeria’s Islamic-themed lifestyle channel HalTV hopes to launch a
new game show for Ramadan called Hajj Quest, with successful
participants winning an all-expenses paid trip for the pilgrimage.
“It is a one-of-its-kind show, as there’s not a lot of content people
consume that is spiritual but also entertaining. People want to go on
hajj after Ramadan, so every night after finishing fasting they can
watch someone play to win for hajj,” Sheriff Bakare, Founder and CEO of
HalTV Africa told Salaam Gateway.
The game show is modeled on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”, but
instead of the general knowledge questions of the British show that went
global in the late 1990s and early 2000s, participants have to answer
Islam-themed questions. “There are questions related to Ramadan and
general Islamic knowledge,” said Bakare.
Last year, HalTV ran a pilot project of the game show. “Two people
got to go to hajj, a winner and a runner-up. This year we’re expanding
it and hope to give people at least one hajj winner per night, God
willing,” he said. Questions will also be asked on air for the TV
audience to submit answers to win a trip for umrah or to Dubai.
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