The Grind TV Series

The Grind TV is an annual Reality TV program for young Entrepreneurs from all over the Niger-Delta sub region who are between the ages of 21 to 35 in the Hospitality, Media and Digital Marketing, Agriculture, and Fashion industry.

Regardless of their background, these contestants/housemates will get to spend weeks, immersing themselves in relevant business knowledge.

The focus of this program is to work with young startups to navigate the peculiarities of running specific businesses, while enhancing their skills, showcasing their ingenuity, equipping them with necessary business resources, and, by extension, teaching viewers skills needed to build successful businesses.

From the office of

The Executive Producer

The Grind Entrepreneurial reality tv series

The Members of the board and all production crew wishes to express our gratitude to you for your support, contributions and encouragement towards the success of the premier edition of The Grind Entrepreneurial Reality TV Series for Niger Delta's entrepreneurs.

When we started, it was just an idea, a vision and now you're joining us in this journey of seeing this vision come into fruition which is evident in the impact that we are making in the lives of many youths that come our way.

The Grind TV was birthed to nurture the ideas popping out of our creeks, uplands and communities especially from young people and we're very excited and happy that you buy into this vision and we are very grateful.

Everyday we are amazed by some great entrepreneurs in our region whose innovative ideas has impacted the region positively. We are inspired. This is why The Grind TV Niche is focused on identifying, promoting and celebrating them. Because we believe as a multiplier effect, this impact would translate into more inspiration and more youths out of violence and crime, including more jobs created due to more thriving businesses.

Once again, thank you for staying by ours.

A brief history

This program was born out of the need to harmonize the media, entertainment and entrepreneurship which are growing area/sectors within the Niger Delta sub region and peculiar to young people. With more than 55% being youths within the 15 -35 years age brackets and a growing population and increased concern to diversify the economy away from only oil and gas.

This is in addition to the hostile business environment, security issues, cultism and increasing unemployment; The Grind TV is a way to activate the creative economy within the region


Our Judges

Hilda Dokubo

A Filmmaker, Activist, Entrepreneur, Life Coach and Executive Director – Centre for Creative Arts Education (CREATE), a one- stop support centre for women and youths.

Hilda Dokubo is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, youth advocate, entrepreneur, investor, model and a television personality. She was the former special adviser on youth affairs to Peter Odili, a former governor of Rivers State. She was born and raised in Buguma, a small town in Asari-Toru, Rivers State in the south southern part of Nigeria.

Amb. Mandy Stuart

Amb. Mandy Stuart a nine times award winning business woman,CEO of Heri designs,MD Sister City Wellness Centre,etiquette consultant,Artistic Director,international Model/Actress,Senior Judge,Consultant of Skills Aquisition Ministry Youth Devopment,graduated at Lee-Downing Modelling Institute.

Studied PRO at Damilin College South Africa, Marketing Managment Universedade De Eduardo Mondlane Mozambique.

Laurel Koudjou

Laurel Koudjou, was born in Cameroon, moved to Nigeria in 2014 to pursue his passion for Business Development, He is a Philanthropist, Forex expert, Network marketing professional and an inspiring Public speaker, he derives fullfillment from transferring knowledge by coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs and organisations around Africa.

As an advocate for millennial change and entrepreneurship, he believes that the essence of achieving great portion of success is by "changing the paradigm from within oneself". Many call him THE MONEY MENTOR.

Patrick Uduma

Patrick Uduma is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Icren services limited, an engineering and environment servicing company with expertise in Oil spill response and Remediation, waste management, procurement, project management, training and development.

He is also the Managing Director of MD Mart Nigeria Limited, a major Distributor to high profile producers of house hold confectioneries.

Otto Canon (Host)

Otto Canon is a multiple award winning Nigeria Environment and Social Sector Professional, A President and Governor’s Scholar, A Quintessential speaker, Mentor and Vice President of OilCity Toastamster club, A NigerDelta Peace Ambassador and a Member of the World Economic Forum GlobalShapers.

Otto Canon also won the Gulder Ultimate Search Viewers ChoiceSeason 11. His passion had led him to becoming the Founder and Executive Director of Cleancyclers Africa; A recycling entreprise that gives incentives for recycles to encourage the practice of recycling as a sustainable mean of waste management.


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