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Audition for The Spirited Actor – The Search For the Next Hollywood Star from Africa



The search for the next Hollywood star comes to Africa. Do you think you have what it takes?

The Spirited Actor is a reality TV show aimed at producing the next Hollywood star of African origin. The show is the brainchild of celebrity Hollywood acting coach Tracey Moore, working with film director Samad Davis (director of Three Can Play That Game) with collaborations of Paradise Entertainment in Ghana and The Latin Dance Company in Nigeria.

The show will audition Nigerians and Ghanaians to select an actor/actress that will star in an upcoming movie with Morris Chestnut in the USA.

Auditions will take place in Nigeria from 6th – 12th August 2011 after which five contestants will be selected to travel to New York, USA for a 13 week reality TV show. The winner of the reality show will receive;

  • One year acting contract  in Hollywood
  •  A personal agent in Hollywood
  •  Will star alongside Morris Chestnut in an upcoming movie.

Morris Chestnut

Judges at the auditions in Nigeria will include:

Celebrity Acting Coach: Tracey Moore

Producer of Three Can Play That Game and Whiteboyz In The Hood: Samad Davis

Casting Director for Gilmore Girls: Casey Mara

Hollywood Producer of Woodman and Precious: Lisa Cortes

A live show will be hosted by Hollywood star Anthony Anderson on 13th August 2011, where 5 finalists will be chosen to feature in the spirited Actor Reality Show shooting in New York.

Anthony Anderson

The movie premiere will take place in the USA, Nigeria and Ghana.

Registration for the audition is on now.  To register

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    August 1, 2011 at 10:25 am

    WOW, i dont even know what to expect. LOL

  2. Zawadi

    August 1, 2011 at 10:48 am

    this will be interesting by the way am i first to comment, lolz!


      August 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm


  3. MsLuffa

    August 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Nice idea… but please can i beg all these Hollywood people not to cast Africans in purely stereotypical roles as cab drivers, illiterates etc and please no need for the cross dressing men all in the name of comedy! Besides that, good for them…


      August 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm

      you’re right


    August 1, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Wow!!!! Oh! How i wish……

  5. haha

    August 1, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    This is fantastic!

  6. Mademoiselle

    August 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Not being a ‘bad belle’, but it annoys me when they say ‘we’re going to Africa’, when really it’s just Nigeria and Ghana. They should have just said the next hollywood star from nigerian and ghana….All in all, good initiative… just my two cents

    • Antonia

      August 3, 2011 at 8:42 pm


  7. Cherry

    August 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm


  8. jezz

    August 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Does Morris Chestnut act still?

    • Grace

      August 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      He’s on a TV show called V. He’s also doing plays as well. Haven’t seen him at the movies in a while.
      And eaglechild and bezzid, abeg, what’s all this talk about B list actors??! It is commendable that successful actors in Hollywood are collaborating to bring others along. And no, you don’t have to be an A-list actor to be successful (see Ed Norton, Cary Grant, Angela Bassett, Jim Carrey, Bill Murray — obviously a VERY long list of highly talented and compelling actors that have never won Oscars). I’m pretty sure that aspiring actors are grateful to see it. The stars will probably benefit from it as well, but it’s a really neat idea. No need for bad belle.

  9. cathy

    August 1, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    of course yes @jezz. wow!!! really gonna be huge o

  10. Lola x

    August 1, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    That’s so cool!!! Can’t wait to see who wins!

    Lola x, London

  11. Kechy

    August 1, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    This is really a good idea. But I don’t know about having a guest role in some Morris Chestnut movie. Like, he is still even relevant?

  12. eloho

    August 1, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I wonder why i have reservations about this. Something smells funny. hmmm…let’s see.

  13. Froxie

    August 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Hmmmmm… Hope it works

  14. ese etukudo

    August 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    this is pure favor n luck from God. one really has to be very creative cos iv gone for so many auditions dat requires huge amt paymnt but God had a different line for me to tow of wich am so grateful to him. If its ur time to be d next movie star,den no stoppin u. Go 4 it…its real.

  15. sammie macauley

    August 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm


  16. eaglechild

    August 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I would have preferred A-list actors; that is, previous winners of the Academy Award to host d reality show

  17. John Angela Chioma

    August 2, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Please i would like to know more about this spirit auditioning.

  18. forrealllzzz

    August 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Morris Chestnut…..yum yum yum. Where do I sign up for him :p

  19. NNENNE

    August 3, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Great initiative! Its about time black people all over the world unit.We have a lot in common that should unit us.And the market? HUGE!!!

  20. bezzid

    August 3, 2011 at 11:39 am

    full on b list actors….
    morris who??

  21. na me

    August 5, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    until then……Next?????

  22. zikora

    August 8, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    please is this going to take place in Abuja?????

  23. Quincy

    August 9, 2011 at 8:37 am

    How real is this stuff?

  24. zinny

    August 11, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    you guys are deceiving nigerians,extorting money and lieing about the auditions,you had the auditions for just one day on the 6th,some of us have been going to planet one only to discover that its a big scandal.its just that nigerians dont kno their rights,you wouldnt do this to americans,its really unfair and a pity.telling public lies,’m sure you will call it diplomacy

  25. Ola

    August 12, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Zinny you are right. This is fraudulent. the advert on says Audition is 6th to 12th Aug 2011 @ Planet One, Maryland, Lagos. I paid and went there only to discover it’s been done.

    Well not only am I a lawyer, I have time on my hands. They’ll be hearing from me big time. And I might just ruin this for all the others. We are not beggars. I have a great job. But I’ve always wanted to act. So they shouldn’t think they’ve got a bunch of magas they can con. And if it’s just plain negligence, then it’s just their luck there’s provisions for that in the law.

    Who’s the 419 now?

  26. Iyke

    August 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    What’s the requirement and criteria for auditioning and how can i be part of it?

  27. lyrik

    June 12, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    yo im a south african kid and i really like to act and ive been told im really good at it and a friend of mine(from ghana) told me about spirited actor and im comming to ghana this year so id like to know if this is legit before is legit before i come

    and what are the requirements like in terms of age and stuff

  28. Noa

    November 27, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Can a Namibian also audition 🙂 i would like to be part off this but i’m Namibian ,24years ,female

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