A Nigerian company, Africa Network Entertainment Limited (ANEL), has announced that the much awaited reality Television show, Residence Afrika, will commence next year, March 2022, and $500,000 as grand prize.
The the first season of the Show tagged The Quest Edition would commence with 24 contestants drawn from Anglophone countries across Africa, competing for the $500,000 grand prize.
These were announced by Chairman of ANEL and Executive Producer of The Residence Afrika; Kelechi Ukadike, during the launch party of the reality TV Show held in Lagos State.
He stated that, “There is a possibility for the contestants to win more than $500,000 because they will all have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge, talents and business skills throughout the Show especially during brand tasks”.
While presenting the vision of the Show to pressmen and special guests, the Project Manager of the Reality TV Show, Chuks Anyaduba, said that the goal is to curb political upheavals and misunderstandings created by cultural diversity.
“This will be achieved by showcasing and harmonizing the value systems of different ethnic groups in Africa on the Show”, Anyaduba added.
Also, ANEL Vice-Chairman and Director of the Show, and a Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke said: “After two years of planning and preparation, the Show’s first season will be aired in Africa and around the world including the United States and the United Kingdom.”
According to the group, preparations are being made to drive engagement and publicity via digital platforms globally.
Organisers are also working on ensuring viewers can vote for their favourite contestants by purchasing credits via digital solutions like Paypal, Flutterwave and Bitcoin.”
Viewers would be able to watch the Show on The Residence Afrika app which will be available on Google Playstore and the App Store. They can also have direct conversations with the contestants and choose their Star contestant of the week, every week of the Show.
Auditions will be open to Africans irrespective of status, gender and background. All contestants will apply online through a transparent audition process. Visit https://theresidenceafrika.com/ for more information on the Show.
The Residence Afrika which will have 2 Mansions in an undisclosed location, is a much-anticipated reality TV Show for Africans aimed at empowering talents from the continent with more business opportunities.
The Launch Party had in attendance notable personalities, celebrities, comedians and tastemakers like Solomon Oyekunle, C Classic, Jim Iyke, Uti Nwachukwu, Melvin Oduah, Chuks Anyaduba, DJinee, Jay One, Wilma, Hero Daniels, Moses Inwang, and a host of others.