- Venue: National Stadium, Lagos, Nigeria
- Years: 2002
- Series: 1
- Episodes: 13
- Gladiators: 12
- Events: 8
- Produced: M-Net
- Broadcaster: M-Net
The Nigerian MTN Gladiators burst onto TV screens across Nigeria for one series in 2002.
Ken Cyril Nta and Rich Cyril Nta were the presenters of the series, with South African Gladiators Desire 'Shadow' Thomas and Franco 'Warrior' Kawaza as the referees.
The Gladiators and Contenders were cheered on by a group of cheerleaders, known as G-Force.
Cathy Aroolowokere and Temitope Adewunmi were the champion Contenders of the series.