New Reality TV Show, ‘The Residence Afrika’ Announces $500,000 Grand Prize
Few weeks after the end of Big Brother Naija reality show, a new show has announced plans for its premiere and a whopping sum of $500,000 as grand prize.
The first season of the Show tagged The Quest Edition will debut in March 2022 with 24 contestants from Anglophone countries in Africa.
According to the organisers of the show, Africa Network Entertainment Limited (ANEL), the aim is to promote African culture to both local and global audience.
Chairman of ANEL and Executive Producer of The Residence Afrika; Kelechi Freeman Ukadike disclosed this at the launch party of the reality TV Show held on Saturday in Lagos, Nigeria.
“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,” he said.
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.
According to him, this will be achieved by showcasing and harmonizing the value systems of different ethnic groups in Africa on the show.
The Vice-Chairman and Director of the Show, and movie star; 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.”
The organisers of the show are also working on ensuring viewers can vote for their favourite contestants by purchasing credits via digital solutions like Paypal, Flutterwave and Bitcoin.
Viewers will 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.