The 2021 Gulder Ultimate Search 2021 edition was won by Odudu Otu, a sports enthusiast from Akwa Ibom. In a tightly contested conclusion yesterday evening, he defeated three other contenders to win the title of ultimate man.
Viewers who have been watching this season’s Gulder Ultimate Search: Age of Craftsmanship will recall Odudu as a low-key character from the beginning to the end. He lacked Damola’s puzzle-solving abilities as well as Damilola’s tact. In fact, he seemed to do just enough to avoid being evicted while remaining hidden. Many people didn’t recognize him till he won the 14th assignment.
But the story of Odudu in Gulder Ultimate Search didn’t end there. He entered the jungle as a wild card, which some feel was a stroke of luck.
But, that wild card has emerged as the Gulder Ultimate Search winner for 2021. More than 20,000 Nigerians applied for this season’s Gulder Ultimate Search regional selection process before those who made the longlist were sent to the Sea School.
Ultimately, 20 names were shortlisted with 16 of them confirmed. Odudu was one of the last four and was only confirmed to join the rest on the unveiling day.
In the final episode of the show broadcast on DSTV on Boxing Day, Odudu emerged winner of the 2021 edition of the Gulder Ultimate Search after finding the Chest which contains the secret of the proverbial Akolo’s secret brew.
Odudu goes home with N50 million worth of prizes including an SUV as well as a return ticket to Dubai.