Africa StarX, Nigeria’s first-ever reality show fusing sports, lifestyle, and entertainment, is set to debut.
Benjamin Peters, the project initiator, announced the unveiling of the show’s first season during an event in Ikeja, Lagos state.
According to Peters, the first edition of the show will hold in the last quarter of 2022 and will focus on basketball.
He said the project was initiated to give opportunities to talented sportsmen to showcase their talents and get to the zenith of their careers.
“It is with joy and delight that we open the portal for submission of entries for the first edition of the Africa StarX, where professionals and the general public will be determining that next big basketball star,” he said.
“The project has been designed as a platform to give opportunities to talented sportsmen to showcase their talents and get to the zenith of their careers through management and endorsement deals that we would be providing for the eventual winner.”
Speaking on the format for the maiden edition, Henry Omotayo, the project coordinator and lead, said participants with interests in basketball across the country will be picked through entry submission on the website between August 31 and September 30, 2022.
“Physical auditions will follow immediately after the entry submissions in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Enugu, and Lagos after which a team of coaches will select the last 25 both male and female, that will enter the house to participate in the show,” he said.
“The 25 participants are expected to bond and engage in different challenging activities for a duration of 30 days while slugging it out as a team and later as individuals to win the reality show.”
Omotayo said, “the best team gets a cash reward of N10 million, N2.5 millon for the most valuable player, Management deal and contract for international tryouts, and one participant also gets a college scholarship.”
Auditions will be held in Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna, Enugu, and Port Harcourt.
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