The Nigeria Television Authority (NTA)-Startimes TV Network will exclusively broadcast the 2018 ‘Queen of Nollywood’ reality TV show, reports NAN.
Frank Ikegwuonu, president of the Nollywood Executives and Leadership Awards, said that the show focuses on drama and cultural entertainment with strict adherence to the African culture and traditions. He said 20 women will feature in the talent hunt programme, which will air and document unscripted, real-life situations with Nollywood celebrities.
Contestants will be expected to mimic four of Nollywood’s most outstanding actresses, Mercy Johnson, Patience Ozokwor, Funke Akindele and Queen Nwokoye, he said. Ikegwuonu said that six winners would be crowned Queen of Nollywood brand ambassadors with awards, cash prices, certificates, presentation of pet-projects and a one-year film contract.
Tunde Aina, chief operating officer at NTA-Startimes, said ‘Queen of Nollywood’ promotes Nigerian indigenous arts and culture to the world. He said the show will also discover budding talents who will continue to perform excellently in the entertainment industry.
Meet the 20 contestants below.
The grandfinale will hold at hotel rosedbud in Abuja on the 30th of September 2018.