After a rigorous audition process held across several states of Nigeria and a ten-day intensive training, the organizers of the Next Movie Star Reality programme has unveiled the 16 housemates that would be competing for fame and fortune in this year’s show at a colourful ceremony held in Lagos.
The lucky 16 are: Awomade Awatomisin, Temitayo Kujore, Oluwayemisi Kehinde, Folasade Abimbola, Hungbo Florence W, Adeoye Adetunji, Sandra Ifudu, Cynthia Shalom, Akinfolurin Titilayo Rebecca, and Alabi Ajoke Tamunotari.
Others are Hesed Oghenetega Sign, Otoaye Grace, Ogweche Christopher, Alex Agyemeng Ntiamoah, Isatou Jallow, Michel Koffi Ackom, Ofoegbu Chidera Vivian and Esau Owusu Dahnsau. Created eleven years ago by Sola Fajobi, to serve as a platform for budding acting talents to launch a showbiz career, the reality show has over the years churned out a number of stars like Tonto Dikeh, Annie Macaulay, Adams (Soundcity TV OAP) and Big Brother Africa winners, Kelvin Chuwang Pam, Uti Nwachukwu and Karen Igho.
Patrick Doyle, an actor, advised the housemates to be emotionally and psychologically ready for the days ahead.
“The days ahead would determine which of you can actually withstand the heat of the limelight. It is a tough world out there and what the Next Movie Star does is to prepare you for the global stage. Please, be at your best always,” he said.