Startimes TV Network is set to exclusively broadcast the 2018 ‘Queen of Nollywood’ reality TV show.
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 also 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. How exciting!
Tunde Aina, chief operating officer at NTA-Startimes, said ‘Queen of Nollywood’ spreads the 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.
The reality show will start on the 15th of September and conclude with a winner on the 30th of September in a Grand Finale at hotel Rosebud, Abuja.
Meet the 20 contestants below: