Popular game show makes comeback

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The once-popular television game show, ‘Winna Mariba’, will hit the screen soon after a collaboration between Trustco Group Holdings Ltd and the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC).

During the launch of ‘Winna Mariba’ in Windhoek yesterday, NBC chief commercial officer Nico Mweya said the remarkable media partnership reaffirms the corporation’s commitment to delivering exceptional entertainment to its 1,6 million viewers.

“Together, we are poised to usher in a new era of captivating content that resonates with every Namibian household,” he said.

Trustco’s ‘Winna Mariba’ competition started in 2003 when the Trustco Group introduced an SMS competition, and ran until August 2006 when the game show started airing on NBC.

The upcoming season of ‘Winna Mariba’ is primed to exceed expectations, offering even more excitement and enticing rewards, Mweya said.

Aspiring contestants can participate in the show through Trustco’s 777 competition SMS line, with entries costing N$2,50.

The show will have 13 episodes, featuring a substantial quarter-million Namibian dollars in prize money for fortunate participants.

The 13th episode will have a philanthropic element, Mweya said, in which celebrity contestants will vie for winnings dedicated to registered non-governmental agencies or charities of their choosing.

Deputy chief executive of Trustco Quinton Z van Rooyen at the launch said the journey to revive ‘Winna Mariba’ has been driven by the group’s “unwavering dedication to enriching daily lives”.

“This show holds a special place in the hearts of many Namibians and for Trustco, and its return emphasises Trustco’s commitment to creating opportunities for all Namibians.

“’Winna Mariba’ is not just a game, it’s a catalyst for change,” he said.

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