- It’s been a couple of exciting weeks for fans and followers of the GUS reality show and it’s sad to see the 12th season come to an end
- Damola, Odudu, Tosin and Damilola managed to make it to the last week of the reality show but only one of them emerged as the winner
- Tosin got evicted at the final gate of passage since he could not gather the last item needed for him to get through
Everything with a beginning has an end and such is the case for the 12th season of the Gulder Ultimate Search (GUS) reality show which kicked off on Sunday, October 16.
After weeks of fierce competition in the season tagged The Age of Craftsmanship, contestants were trickled down to a total of four finalists left to battle for the prize money of N50 million.
GUS finale: Final four slug it out for N50 million prize as they arrive on island with hidden treasure
GUS host, Bob Manuel Udokwu, welcomed Damola, Odudu and Damilola after they alighted from a canoe that brought them to the location of their final quest.
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They were eventually joined by Tosin as they embarked on their final quest.
The contestants crossed over to the other side of the first on a single rope with clues and artifacts that were found from the day before.
Tosin lagged behind others as he struggled on the suspended rope bridge with his shield. The other three continuedto forge ahead in the forest.
Last four arrive at final gate of passage
The host, Bob Manuel revealed that the contestants were on their way to the final passage which was the last lap of their journey, a place they might not all pass.
Damola got to the final gate of passage first with a shield, danegun, spear and a hour glass which he presented to Bob. The hourglass opened the gate for Damola.
Odudu came in second, and just like Damola he showed his items and the hourglass opened the final passage for him as well.
Damilola came in third with his 4 items and just like the other two, went in with his hourglass which opened the gate for him.
Tosin came in last to the gate as expected, but he was unable to find the one last item; the hourglass which was the only item that would have granted him final access. He got evicted on the spot.
On the other side
Bob Manuel also crossed to the other side and spoke to the excited contestants who looked and felt happy to have made it that far.
The host congratulated them and welcomed them to the very final phase of their journey. He also made them drop the artifacts and ornaments they gathered on their journey and gave them a final instruction from a scroll.
Damola, Odudu and Damilola took off after the instruction on the final leg of their journey to becoming the ultimate craftsman.
The search begins
Each man fought for himself as they struggled to find clues that will lead to the treasure chest that they seek.
Damola dipped his hands into the murky swamp water for clues, while the other two searched on dry land.
Odudu found a rope in the ground which the other two helped to pull out as Toke Makinwa who had been waiting on the spot, commended him.
Odudu and his team mates tugged on the rope till it revealed the treasure chest of Akudo which held secrets.
A victorious Odudu dragged his find admist shouts of victory as his mates congratulated him.
On opening the chest, Odudu found a mirror and a scroll whose content he read out loud. The scroll congratulated Odudu and the mirror showed a reflection of the winner he had become.
Ex-GUS contestant Olayinka shares experience
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Olayinka Omoya Gabriel was evicted three weeks into the show and he shared his experience, expectation, and prediction.
The Bowen graduate who literally went for the show almost after leaving university mentioned that even though he did not win, making it to the show was a win for him.
The young man disclosed that he thought they would be taken to a hotel after their tasks in the jungle but he was shocked to see that they had to sleep in the jungle despite the possible hazards.