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West Africa’s Next Top Model set for Lagos, Abuja & Port-Harcourt Scouting

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The West Africa’s Next Top Model show scheduled to begin production in West Africa in the second quarter of 2009 is scouting for models in 3 major cities in Nigeria; Port Harcourt, Abuja & Lagos. Scouting for Port Harcourt will be on March 9th, 2009 at Arriva Hotel off Stadium Road Port Harcourt at 8am. In Abuja on March 11th, 2009 8am at The Mediterranean Recreation Center Plot 1141 Kwame Nkrumah Crescent, Asokoro, Abuja and in Lagos on March 14th, 2009 at 8am in the True Love Magazine Office 13b Bishop Oluwole, Victoria Island, Lagos. Applicants must be of West African heritage to qualify.

The show will be produced by StatsMedia Group an international production company owned by Tope Esan StatsMedia is the only company granted the exclusive rights from CBS Paramount International Television to produce this reality show in Africa. With the initial start up being in West Africa, the format will be produced every season by region on the African continent. True Love West Africa is the media partner and official magazine for West African’s Next Top Model. Soundcity/Spice TV is the broadcast partner for the show. The winner will receive a lucrative international modeling contract, a cover of True Love magazine and numerous endorsement deals from various companies in the fashion industry nationally and internationally.

WEST AFRICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is a format of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL®, which is produced by 10×10 Entertainment and Bankable Productions. Executive Producers are Tyra Banks, Ken Mok and Daniel Soiseth. The dramality series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. ANTM is licensed in over 100 countries. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and the AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL format are sold internationally by CBS Paramount International Television.

This version of Next Top Model will not only highlight the models of West African decent but the continent of Africa for its tourist attractions, cultures, values and its booming 21st century economy.

25 Comments

  1. istidele

    March 5, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Ghana must go gele…… check

  2. ladi

    March 5, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    When will they go to other West African countries?

  3. randommer

    March 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    wow i expected better, oluchi should have forced a naija accent and enough with the head rolls

  4. patricia

    March 5, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    wao! u go girl! very very nice!

  5. peter

    March 6, 2009 at 6:14 am

    why do plp always hve negative comment about things?.omg.she has a accent .she should force one out now.na wa sha .my girl nothing do u…,u need dem haters to run a non profit organization…

  6. GeekGirl

    March 6, 2009 at 6:56 am

    i thought she was sounding 9ja now…she doesnt have an american accent at all..at least me i cant hear it

  7. Linda

    March 6, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Check out Making of a Supermodel Nigeria on http://www.modelsearchnigeria.com/
    Auditions are free and winner gets 1million Naira, a car and modeling contract with D1 Model Management London…..

    • nkechi umeh

      September 24, 2010 at 5:39 pm

      The making of super model nigeria never happened the only competition that has given car so far is nigeria’s next super model

  8. BOLA

    March 6, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    I’m actually quite surprise (or not!) that it says ‘West Africa’s Next Top model’ and the casting calls are taking place in ONLY Nigeria. I’d love to think that there are other countries e.g. Ghana in West Africa.
    Its a GRETA opportunity though for West Africans, so I hope all aspiring models seize this opportunity!

  9. kikelomo

    March 6, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Scouting has been done in other WEST African countries… wake up people

  10. tayo

    March 6, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    She is lovely with the head rolling. its her style.

  11. ladi

    March 6, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    But we’ve not heard or read on the ‘news’ just Nigerian and New York casting.

    There are also 15 other countries in West Africa. Will they scout in all or at lest 50% of the countries?

  12. Gosh

    March 6, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Does American idol scout in every state? People go to the nearest casting call, right? The same applies here.

  13. helen

    March 8, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    OLUCHI is not an AKATA… and she will never be one. she is from
    black Africa and 100% nigeria.

  14. jennietobbie

    March 9, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    You wanna be on top…nah nah nah nah

    I wish I were in Nigeria now….mtchewwwwwwwwwwwwww

  15. BridgetOti

    March 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    why is it West Africa?
    cant it be Africa? so everyone has a try on it?
    u dont heard tyra saying South America’s next Top…
    or North or East
    just say Africa..but whatever. It will come up one day

  16. Bola

    March 18, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I also wonder why. I cant think of a logical excuse as to why they wouldn’t.
    All these little, little divisions that seem like no big deal, end up creting rifts btw Africans.
    Let there be one United Africa!

  17. Ladi

    March 23, 2009 at 5:14 am

    When Tyra says ‘America’ she means the country, USA…Africa is a continent with over 50 countries….There’s British next top model not European for example…..

    Africa is too big and diverse to be lumped together. I’ll rather Nigeria’s next top model instead of West Africa’s self.

  18. Bridget0ti

    March 23, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Well first Africa has many tribes which I believe leaves no where but down. How can we as a people say we are Africans and yet we see difference with ppl from our own country. Its 2009! We are the new generation, really especially for those raised in America and europe, they stress out to not be racist or prejudice. And that title WEST Africa is just another way to group people and leave other ppl out. That’s why Africa sucks in everything. Sorry to say it. We do bc we always see that we must seperate from one another. So when u say West Africa that does not include, the South, The north or the East. Unfair! And if we dis get regions of Modeling competition, this person will be East African, West, etc. While an outsider can’t even tell the differences b/t us tribes. There like, “Umm arent yall from the same place? Ur black? right so what’s the difference? other than religion.” And that makes me laugh bc they are right.
    Even when i told my mom that I wanna open a restaurant, she found it hard to believe. So I asked her what’s wrong and she said, “Well the thing is Africans are ethnic people they do not like to work with one another. Its mines, mines and mines. Look at the policics. If we worked well together we would have many stores that are titled African, go there and see Enjera, Chapati, Malt, couscous and other foods from all over Africa. But we dont. People use that name Africa as if we are united, but we are not. It 2009, and all this new modernization should start doing big like other white nations who dont see differences if u come from East Europe or West Europe, bc most of the times blacks dont know what area of Europe whites come form if they all look alike. thanx.

  19. lexc

    April 29, 2009 at 9:22 am

    it can’t be africa next top model, cos africa is too friggin big…..criously..i know u wanna say america is big also..but try and compare the populations…it would just be a really long process if it was the whole of africa……go nigeria!!!!!

  20. nkechi umeh

    September 24, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    it is a shame that after the girls paid their money they have not done the show.it is so sad and people like bella naija never asked any questions. This is the only country the truth is changed to lies and lies the truth. It is a big shame.
    west africas next top lies. This is why this country can never see the light cos you bella is part of the cover up.imagine if it was someone else it will be in all papers.Keep lying to your self

  21. Sarah Oyemade

    January 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    i’m an aspiring model who resides in abuja. i need a modeling agency(cies) to work with in abuja. here’s my mobile no: +234-81-33765522. thak u. Sarah.

  22. nkechi umeh

    December 21, 2011 at 2:34 am

    This is so sad that going to three years this show never happened .Trust Nigerians to mess things up. What do we expect from those who just take and take from a nation without giving back it is a freaking shame. If the bubble did not bust in America these so called Nigerian top this and that will never look at the home front.All of a sudden Oluchi is doing advert for hair in Nigeria when market don freeze for yankee. O model Africa which shut its doors in south africa is still been celebrated in Nigeria and for every ones information there is no more O models Africa. Face of Africa is also gone.

  23. jeffery Asu

    February 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    I am a fashion model,model nd a musician,lookin for a good agency to carry.It wil b awesome to watch d forth coming fashion show in Abuja,lagos,portharcourt.

  24. Ordu clinton ikech

    September 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Am an up coming model looking of an agency………… So if there is a firm in abuja looking of a male mode……… Grt me on 08105470777 or on twitter on @am_4_diff

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