BET has announced three Nigerians have made the cast of its reality series “Top Actor Africa”.
Ifeanyi Dike Jr, Tobe Dadiva, Uriel Oputa to represent Nigeria on reality show
The winner of the show will get US$10,000 cash, a one-year contract with international representation, and access to Hollywood auditions.
Ifeanyi Dike Jr, Tobe Dadiva, Uriel Oputa have emerged alongside nine other actors and actress from across Africa who will also make up the cast of the show.
Dike, 26, began his career in 2012 on Nigerian TV series "Tinsel". He most recently appeared on season 4 of drama series “MTV Shuga”.
Oputa , 29, first got involved in drama at school. She is also a singer.
Davida, 28, has a BSc in Economics at the Madonna University in Nigeria before working as an on air personality on Dream FM.
Auditions for the show were held in October 2015 in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.
The show will see the actors taking up challenges in various genres of acting including improv, comedy, theatre, soaps, commercial, romance, horror, drama and action.
As they fight to remain in the competition, they will get the chance to work with and receive mentorship from professionals in the local film industry and Hollywood.
“We are thrilled to have developed this powerful and proven platform for discovering and empowering African acting talent, and we look forward to seeing the drama unfold in season 2” said Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, VIMN Africa in a statement.
The show is to be hosted by South African movie star Zikhona Sodlaka. Top Actor Africa will be premiering on BET (DStv Premium, channel 129), in February 2016.
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