The game show premieres on AfricaMagic Entertainment on Sunday 13 January at 20:00 CAT with contestant pairs trying their best to hold on to $100 000 while Gideon takes them through a series of tough question and answer sessions.
On the set of The Money Drop, while taking a brief break from the cameras, Gideon let us in on a little secret, revealing that in his new role as a presenter, viewers can expect to see a different side to him, a softer side, perhaps.
Weâ€™re not denying that heâ€™s been brilliant in the role of charming film-maker Phillip Ade Williams, and that it was a bonus catching a glimpse of him on Jacobâ€™s Cross, and that weâ€™re relieved that Big Brother Nigeria brought him to our attention in the first place, but we are very excited to get to know the man behind these characters.
â€śThis takes me back to Big Brother Nigeria,â€ť he says, looking around The Money Drop set. â€śThere are moments when youâ€™re just sitting there and the drums sounding the elimination go off and you start feeling the pressure.â€ť And, now that he is not â€śplayingâ€ť he feels for the contestants because heâ€™s been in a similar situation.
â€śI donâ€™t know the questions and answers so I am also learning as the show happens,â€ť he says, although he has given thought to what heâ€™d do if he did win $100 000 â€“ investment being his top priority.
His advice to people playing the game is, â€śThink on your feet and donâ€™t take too long to decide on an answer. There must be trust between the two of you and you must be assertive.â€ť
Remember that you can be part of the show by joining in on the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #MoneyDropNG to share your comments!