Nigerian Model Oluchi Onweagba to bring Africa's Next Top Model to TVs

Dear Africa,

You are taking the fashion world by storm. In welcomed news for the continent’s aspiring models, international Nigerian top model Oluchi Onweagba will be hosting the Africa’s Next Top Model. A few days ago, CBS Studios International announced Onweagba’s production company Lulu Productions will own the African format rights.

“I am excited to be hosting Africa’s Next Top Model and it is great to be part of the successful America’s Next Top Model franchise that Tyra Banks created and has hosted for an impressive 20 cycles thus far in the U.S. The African version of the franchise is long overdue and I expect the show to be a smashing success across the continent. My company, LuLu Productions, will be partnering with Never Machine productions with Gavin Wratten as co-executive producer and also one of the giant media houses to help make this show a big success,” said Oluchi Onweagba.

We hope the Africa’s Next Top Model TV contest show reverses the current trends about African, black models and models of color. We’ve been witnessing a lack of exposure for these models for years and while changes are barely visible, the discussion is still relevant. By our actions, individually and collectively, we can finally create a change.



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  • mandy

    wow top model in africa im so excited

  • Ama Ibrahim

    wow this is so good pls let me knw when the forms will be out

  • Edith

    pls my friend is really interested ..pls let me know when the forms comes out and where to get it.

  • Obimazi Adaobi

    I’m interested, would like to pick the form when it’s out

  • Sharon

    I’m so in!!

  • linda

    I’m in Namibia and very much interested in this next top model for Africa, kindly let me know when the forms are out.

  • Mwangala

    YES YES YES……… exactly what i’ve been waiting for……..

  • slimyet

    This is ma dream come through

  • Prînce Ifeanyi E

    Am so happy for this. Am proud of you Luchi. Please are Male Models allowed to participate too? Pls get back to me @ Cheers!

    • Poundo

      Follow me on @sweetou, I’ll keep you posted when I know more about it.

  • halimat magaji

    does it have age restriction?

  • Chiamaka Adline

    Wow, Amazing. Would really love to know when the forms are out. Am proudly Nigerian

  • challotte e

    am so in to this i want to get the form if necessary

  • kristine egbunike

    I”ve always dreamt of dis so am really interested

  • Vanessa Pali

    wow, m so interested, how do i apply?

  • nkwesh

    Nice I like the part “All shapes All sizes how can I apply”

  • reine

    I wonder if the french can participate in this competition.

  • nana

    i cnt wait……… soooo into this….gud job Oluchi

  • Mary June

    am so in been waiting for this all my life
    let me know where to get the application foams via my email address

  • jessica

    cant wait

  • Esha Maro

    Im esha, 20yrs old from Nairobi, Kenya, aspiring model, how can i get the application form? I really want to be part of this!

  • Taiwo Jemilugba

    am so excited, how do i apply?

  • Shakira Nassiwa

    Am shakirah from Uganda and i wnt to be part of Africa’s Next Top Model
    please hw can i get the application form??

  • Guest

    I can’t wait to be there

  • adeola lawal

    Wonderful I can’t wait to be there. How can I get d form

  • danie sparkle

    oooooooh…this is going to be lovely!….miss oluchi i just cant wait!…..when and where do we get forms?…danielle from Nigeria

  • Agnes Mukami

    I want to give it my first try’

  • dalphine gacheri

    how do i apply

  • Stephanie

    Am so excited, but how do I get the form? But my issue is my dad is French, and my mother a Nigeria, can I still apply? Thank you. Stephanie.