As it has become the reality TV Show, Next Movie Star, the organisers, Digital Interactive Media, went all out last Friday to usher this year’s housemates into the 2013 edition with a glittering and glamorous welcome Party, which held at The Place, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos.
After having survived intellectually and physically stimulating 10-days in the training and grooming camp, it was indeed a breather, a ball and a blast for the 19 housemates chosen from across Africa as they were given a foretaste of superstardom and what life is like in the limelight.
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Looking radiant and resplendent, the housemates mingled and made merry with family and friends as they also put up different drama sketches to underscore their readiness to give existing movie stars a run for their artistry.
According to the executive producer of the show, Sola Fajobi, “These year’s housemates excite me to no end. Unlike other editions when you would have started noticing the weak ones amongst them, these housemates have been exceptional. It seems they came with the realization that only the Next Movie Star can actually prepare them for a career in any area of the entertainment industry.” Fajobi further says in order to offer the housemates a proper ambience for learning and competition, a new, purpose-built mansion code-named Timberland has been built for the show.
Now in its ninth year, the Next Movie Star, over the years, has produced talents like Uti Nwachukwu, Tonto Dikeh, Annie Macualay, Boma Mac-Ake, Kevin Chuwang-Pam and Karen Igho among others; all of who are excelling in the entertainment industry.
Tagged ‘Call 2 Stardom’, the 2013 NMS Africa Reloaded edition features housemates from Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, The Gambia, Kenya, Namibia and South Africa. Nollywood actor and former runner up in the Mr. Nigeria contest, Seun Akindele, is the host this year.
With a promise to engage the audience in a more meaningful way, Fajobi says the show is committed to delivering the best of reality and talent content to TV Viewers Across Africa. The show will broadcast on leading TV Stations in Nigeria like Galaxy TV Superscreen Lagos, EBS Benin, STV Port Harcourt, Kwara TV Ilorin and VChannel Network on Startimes among other terrestrial TV stations. “The Show will also broadcast on key TV Stations across 10 African Countries, 24 Hours on the Internet and A Dedicated Youtube Channel for Live Feeds. There is no dull moment in this year’s edition. Viewers are encouraged to Vote for their favourite Housemates via SMS and the Internet,” says Fajobi.