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'Top Actor Africa' Reality show is back, calls for entries

BET reality show 'Top Actor Africa' has expanded its search for acting talent Africa-Wide, as it announces audition dates in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

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BET hit 'Top Actor'  is on the hunt for the hottest acting talent on the continent, ahead of season 2.

In the coming weeks, BET (DStv channel 129) is staging public auditions in Lagos Nairobi and Johannesburg, aimed at searching for talented actors of every description.

Winning the 'Top Actor Africa' title isn't all there's to gain.  A career-launching prize package that includes US$10,000 cash, a one-year contract with international representation, and access to Hollywood auditions are also to be won.

Top Actor Africa auditions will be held in Lagos on October 5 - 7, Nairobi  - October 10, and Johannesburg on October 14 - 16. 

Zikhona Sodlaka   hosted the first season of BET's 'Top Actor' show play

Zikhona Sodlaka  hosted the first season of BET's 'Top Actor' show


Hosted by South African movie star Zikhona Sodlaka ('Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' and  'Generations'), the first season was won by South African drama student Altovise Lawrence, an increasingly popular figure on BET itself, where she now hosts an entertainment news show, BET Buzz.

Top Actor Africa will test the actors to the limits over seven weeks in nine vigorous acting challenges, taking them through every genre from comedy, Theatre, Soapie, Commercial, Romance, Horror, Drama and Action.

Along the way they will work with Hollywood and local industry experts including celebrity actors, casting agents, directors, producers, managers and writers.

'Top Actor Africa' is an amazing platform for discovering this generation’s next great talent.  African actors are increasingly taking their rightful place on the world stage, and we are delighted to extend this empowering opportunity to aspiring actors across the continent," said Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, VIMN Africa.

The show will premiere across Africa on BET (DStv Premium, channel 129), in early 2016.

'Top Actor Africa'  is produced by Samad Davis in partnership with Urban Brew Studios.

Audition Schedule




Open casting

Callback (by invitation only)


Protea Hotel Leadway

1 Mogambo Close, Off Emmanuel Street | Maryland,Lagos,

Monday 5 October & Tuesday 6 October

Wednesday 7 October


Kenyan National Theatre

The Kenyan Cultural Centre , Harry Thuku Rd, Nairobi (Opposite Fairmont Norfolk Hotel)

Saturday 10 October



Urban Brew Studios


28 Harley Street, Ferndale, Randburg, Johannesburg

Wednesday 14 October & Thursday 15 October

Friday 16 October

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