Africa StarX Unveils Nigeria’s First ‘Sports Reality Show’



1 Africa StarX management unveiled Nigeria’s first Sports Reality Show in Lagos on Wednesday.

2 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Africa StarX Managing Director Benjamin Peters unveiled the show during a press briefing on Wednesday.

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3 Peters said the reality show would be an amalgamation of sports, lifestyle and entertainment, focusing on basketball in its first season.

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4 He said the show would be a blessing to many young people in Nigeria, adding that the portal for the upcoming reality show was now open to the public and would be fun.

5 “It is with joy and delight that we open the submission portal for the first edition of Africa StarX, where professionals and the general public will determine the next big basketball star.

6 “The project was conceived as a platform to give the opportunity to talented sportsmen to show their talents.

seven “Through this platform, interested young people will be able to reach the zenith of their career through management and endorsement deals that we would offer to the future winner,” he said.

8 Project coordinator and manager Henry Omotayo revealed that for the first season of the reality show, only contestants interested in basketball would be welcomed.

9 “Only those with an interest in basketball, across the country, will be selected by entry submission on the website between August 31 and September 30.
“Physical auditions will follow immediately after entry submissions in Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Enugu and Lagos.

ten “After that, a team of coaches will select the final 25 men and women who will enter the house to take part in the show.

11 “The 25 contestants are expected to bond and engage in different challenging activities for 30 days while battling as a team and later as individuals to win the reality show,” he said.

12 Omotayo noted that the Africa StarX was created as a humanitarian project where participants would visit charities to donate, engage in community services and also contribute their quota to humanity.

13 “The audition for the reality show will be after interested applicants register on our website www.

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15 com,” he said.

16 The Vice President of the Nigerian Basketball Federation (NBBF), Babs Ogunade, congratulated the organizers for the initiative.

17 “It is a wonderful development that will further contribute to the growth of sport and basketball in Nigeria,” he said.

18 NAN reports that sports journalist Femi Adefeso has been announced as the host of the show while Ogoh Odaudu, Chris Nomingo, Taiye Adeniyi, Shola Shomala, Adewunmi Aderemi and Abdullrahman Mohammed have been announced as coaches of the contestants.

19 The top team receives a cash reward of 10 million naira while 2.5 million naira, a management contract and a contract for the international trials, go to the most valuable player (MVP), and one participant will also receive a University scholorship.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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