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Coming Soon: 'Africa's Next Top Model'

by Courtney
April 29, 2013 10:35 AM
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Africa's Next Top Model

An African version of Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model is coming to South Africa, and it'll be titled Africa's Next Top Model, with Nigerian supermodel Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi filling in the Tyra Banks role as host, producer and mentor to the models.

The new reality competition spin-off will start filming in Cape Town in August for pay-TV broadcaster M-Net, and will later this year on M-Net's AfricaMagic channels.

The show will be produced by Gavin Wratten - the man behind South Africa's version of American Idol, called Idols.

In Africa's Next Top Model, 12 models from across Africa will compete for the title.

"The African version of the franchise is long overdue and I expect the show to be a smashing success across the continent," said Oluchi Orlandi. 

America's Next Top Model has already seen international spin-offs in 35 countries including Australia, China, Brazil, France, Sweden, Canada, Italy and the UK.

For more information, check out the Africa's Next Top Model website.

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  • Sade | June 21, 2013 3:09 AMReply

    When will you be in Johannesburg?

  • eness | June 17, 2013 4:07 AMReply

    i was wondering if Zambia is part of this show because i would so excited to part the show.proudly Zambian

  • betty beezle | June 9, 2013 2:39 PMReply

    I can't wait

  • mandy | June 4, 2013 12:11 PMReply

    the title ''Africa's next top model'' quickly grabbed my attention and i was so excited to see the advertisement. I'm soooo interested in the competition and i would like to get more information based on the auditions. *proudly AFRICAN*

  • melissa | June 4, 2013 10:14 AMReply

    How do i apply or enter for the competition please

  • MELISSA | June 4, 2013 10:11 AMReply

    Hey i will be more happy if Cameroon is included

  • ETHELYN | May 31, 2013 3:13 PMReply

    i realy hope it includes cameroon

  • Tabo Mulikelela | May 30, 2013 10:31 PMReply

    how do I apply or enter for the competition please...

  • ekole mansfield | May 28, 2013 6:02 AMReply

    am very happy to hear that such is extended to Africa because African girls can have the oppotunity to reach thier goals in life.but why are some other african countries are not there.

  • jeftcg | May 9, 2013 5:47 AMReply

    Surprise, people. All the contestants will be white on this show.

  • Myrah Miguel | May 9, 2013 4:50 AMReply

    I really hope that they include Mozambique...

    OMW...ya'll making fun of Africa?

  • Carl Sirah | May 2, 2013 8:00 PMReply

    Don't you just love how Africa's just one big ol' country (oops, i mean CONTINENT!!!)

  • ScriptTease | April 30, 2013 3:18 AMReply

    I hate to have to go here, but I am. I wonder how many of them will actually look black.

  • Aaron | April 30, 2013 9:08 AM

    I was thinking the same thing.

  • Monique a williams | April 29, 2013 10:27 PMReply

    Why not Nigeria's Next Top Model? Are they going Africa wide, when they did concentrations in smaller countries...?

  • NinaG | April 29, 2013 10:21 PMReply

    Africa is a country.

  • NinaG | April 30, 2013 3:19 PM

    No I didn't mean to say South Africa is a country. I'm summarizing the message this franchise is sending us. Spinoffs in 35 countries, yet when it comes to African nations...

  • ALM | April 30, 2013 2:30 PM

    Ninag, were you serious with your comment?

    Did you really mean to say that South Africa is a country?

  • Aaron | April 30, 2013 9:07 AM

    Africa is a CONTINENT.

  • Broomgilda | April 29, 2013 10:05 PMReply

    BET/Centric/TVOne should air this in the US.

  • ALM | April 29, 2013 9:44 PMReply

    Great news.....also, Oluchi is really pretty.

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