Monday, 30 August 2010


A new TV reality show will be bringing its search for the continent’s next movie star to Kenya. The Next Movie Star, now in its sixth year, will be extending its viewership to 10 African countries namely Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Gambia, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa. The Nigerian production will select sixteen housemates from these countries and the winner will walk away with a brand new SUV, movie contracts and cash prizes.
Since it’s inception, it has produced movie stars like Kevin Chuwang Pam, who was second runner-up in 2006 and winner of Big Brother Africa, 2009, Annie Macaulay (one of Tu Face’s baby mamas), Porttia Yamahan (nominee, Best Upcoming Actress AMAA 2008) and Lydia Forson (Best Actress in Africa, AMAA Awards 2010).
The show’s Executive Producer, Sola Fajobi said, “If you look at the industry generally, you will realise that the African movie industry has been dominated by these regions. And so, it becomes imperative to include youths from these countries in our plans.”
The Next Movie Star 2010 will last for 45 days and as such, will be broadcast on 36 TV stations across all participating countries. Details for the audition date and venue are yet to be released.