Despite the recent tragic fire incident that ravaged Ultima Studios in Lagos, where the hit TV series ‘Who Wants to be Rich’ and Project Fame West Africa are recorded, both GET TV Productions and Ultima have stated that their currently running productions for both shows would continue as scheduled.
Last month, there was news that fire had gutted parts of the studio, housing the contestants in the ongoing third season of Project Fame West Africa. The fire which started as a little ball soon turned into huge flames as extinguishers failed to contain the fire. As a result of Ultima’s effective fire safety procedures all staff and contestants were promptly evacuated. There were no injuries or lives lost. However, both the studios for ‘WHO WANTS TOBE RICH’ and Project Fame West Africa were badly hit and invaluable equipment lost to the inferno.
Ultima CEO, Femi Ayeni comments: “although the incident is catastrophic and the loss shattering, we’re grateful to God that no lives were lost. The contestants are safe and we are confident that our shows will go on, and in no time at all we will be back on air so keep watching.”
GET TV Productions is determined to take this incident in its stride and plans are on to return to full and enhanced production of ‘WHO WANTS TO BE RICH?’ In the meanwhile season 1 highlights will be shown, and Direct play-1770 and Homeplay-1771 will also continue.