Prime Video has announced an upcoming African original travel reality series featuring Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the media personality.


In a statement on Wednesday, Prime Video said the series, titled ‘Ebuka Turns Up Africa’, will take their audiences on an exhilarating journey across Africa, “uncovering hidden treasures and testing loyalties and friendships”.

Ebuka and his friends – Timini Egbuson, Zubby Michael, Jimmie Akinsola, Onoja Adole, and Alistair Englebert Preston – will go on a journey of a lifetime, showcasing camaraderie and adventure.

“Together, they embark on an unforgettable VIP adventure across Africa, in a compelling series that not only transcends borders, but reveals the men behind their celebrity personas,” the statement reads in part.


“As the all-star cast ignite their spirit of exploration, personalities clash and tempers flare in a journey across the continent that isn’t always smooth sailing.

“The adventure will take the team of intrepid travellers through a variety of experiences, from exploring Africa’s most desirable destinations to delving into daring, high-adrenaline activities.

“Friendships will be tested, as the guys discover the magic of unity that comes alive when they… Turn Up Africa!”


Ned Mitchell, head of MENA Originals, Prime Video, said the series is aimed at celebrating the black continent and will allow the audience to “immerse themselves in the heart and soul of Africa”.

“This is Ebuka and Africa like you’ve never seen before! It’s an invitation for audiences to immerse themselves in the heart and soul of Africa,” he said.

“Ebuka Turns Up Africa Is a unique celebration of Africa, brought to life by Ebuka and his top squad.”

On his part, Ebuka said the series will give the audience “a different side of me” that includes “laughs and some pretty intense conflicts”.


“This journey was not only an exciting exploration of Africa, it was an opportunity for audiences to see a different side of me and the guys,” he said.

“Whilst we had a huge amount of fun and plenty of laughs, there were also some pretty intense conflicts — it was one wild adventure.”

The series is produced by Rapid Blue Productions alongside showbiz executives Ziyanda Ngcaba and Erika Klopper.


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