- Many people have criticised the choice of female media personality, Toke Makinwa as a host of Gulder Ultimate Search
- There are also fears of the complexity of the show which places females at a disadvantage in winning the show
- According to the organisers, Toke has made history by becoming the first woman to host the show
Many Nigerians are in doubt of a lady winning Gulder Ultimate Search. This might not be unconnected to the very harsh conditions where contestants are exposed to.
Despite it being a contest of brains and brawns, the mere physicality of the men most times puts the female contestants at a disadvantage.
For the first time ever in the 12 seasons of the show, a woman was chosen as host. Although her performance may mean different things to different people depending on whether you belong to the club of those who have pitched her against former hosts of the show who were no doubt, celebrated actors, before coming onto the show or the space generation who are wooed by the freshness and her numerous fans she has brought to the show. Toke Makinwa has made history as the first woman ever, to host the show.
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Organisers also noted that unlike the previous 11 editions of the show where contestants had to start their survival journey on the first day by seeking and gathering materials from around their immediate vicinity to make a shelter for their stay, the 12th is the first time contestants were provided with materials to build their house by the proverbial Council of Elders.
Before this edition, viewers were aware that an anonymous person was in charge of the different tasks carried out by contestants, a role sometimes combined by the host. This changed in this edition of the show where a former winner of the search, Kunle Remi, is the taskmaster.
Toke Makinwa other roles on the show
The Jungle Diary hosted by Toke Makinwa helps bring back memories from the previous editions by showing interviews with former GUS contestants as they visit the current GUS camp location as well as taking views of evicted contestants as they leave the jungle every Thursday.
Toke Makinwa agrees she can't win with everyone
A fan of Gulder Ultimate Search has questioned the choice of Toke Makinwa as the host of the reality show on social media.
The aggrieved fan maintained that viewers lost interest in the show the moment the OAP was announced as the host and likened her appointment with getting someone like Frank Edoho to anchor a beauty pageant. The fan felt Toke Makinwa wasn't appointed on merits.
The media personality responded to the allegations in a lengthy post that she would have ignored a comment like this but the human in her forced her to respond to the troll. She blasted the woman for not supporting a fellow woman in a male-dominated field.
Toke made it known that the complaints have been there since she was appointed as the show host.