Reality tv madness seems to have taken Naija by storm as well with the recent "Next Movie Star" show in the country. I'm usually not a fan of reality tv but anything that promises to improve the standards and general quality of Naija films gets my vote!!!I've been watchn snippets of it on the web and i have to say i was impressed by most of the contestants...excellent articulation and all!!!The show ended last weekend with one lucky winner walking away with a brand new Kia Rio, N200,000 cash prize, three movie contracts and other mouth-watering prizes!
" Edo State-born Portia Yamahan, last weekend emerged the winner of this year’s edition of Next Movie Star. Portia, who trailed law graduate Barbara early in the show, suddenly shot to the top in the on-line voting system and held on tightly until she was announced winner by the panel of judges.
Closely following on her heels was Plateau State-born Chuwang Pam Kevin who emerged as the first runner-up while Barbara Okojie emerged second runner-up.
The month-long show was full of fun and pomp. On hand to announce the winners were bigwigs in Nollywood. Madu .C. Chikwendu and Fidelis Duker, president of Directors Guild of Nigeria, whose presence added colour to the tension soaked atmosphere.
It was however, not a win-win affair. Other housemates who won awards in other categories also went away with attractive prizes. Each winner in the different categories won a brand new Haier Thermocool DVD player. For the winners, the journey towards stardom has just taken off. In a chat with Showbiznow, Portia said she is determined to get to the top in Nollywood.
The organizer of the show, Sola Fajobi, said he was happy the show was successful. Tracing the history of the show, he said the idea started in Ghana in 2004. It, however, did not kick off until a year later in Nigeria."Source