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 says:
    May 29, 2013 at 5:27 am

    wow top model in africa im so excited

    Ama Ibrahim says:
    May 29, 2013 at 8:34 am

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

    Edith says:
    May 29, 2013 at 7:03 pm

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

    Obimazi Adaobi says:
    May 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

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

    Sharon says:
    May 30, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I’m so in!!

    linda says:
    May 31, 2013 at 8:18 am

    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 says:
    May 31, 2013 at 1:26 pm

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

    slimyet says:
    June 2, 2013 at 5:15 am

    This is ma dream come through

    Prînce Ifeanyi E says:
    June 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    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 says:
      June 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

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

    halimat magaji says:
    June 4, 2013 at 7:07 am

    does it have age restriction?

    Chiamaka Adline says:
    June 5, 2013 at 10:56 am

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

    challotte e says:
    June 5, 2013 at 11:51 am

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

    kristine egbunike says:
    June 5, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I”ve always dreamt of dis so am really interested

    Vanessa Pali says:
    June 10, 2013 at 5:56 am

    wow, m so interested, how do i apply?

    nkwesh says:
    June 11, 2013 at 6:36 am

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

    reine says:
    June 11, 2013 at 9:11 am

    I wonder if the french can participate in this competition.

    nana says:
    June 11, 2013 at 9:41 am

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

    Mary June says:
    June 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

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

    jessica says:
    June 12, 2013 at 7:28 am

    cant wait

    Esha Maro says:
    June 13, 2013 at 5:23 am

    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 says:
    June 13, 2013 at 6:48 am

    am so excited, how do i apply?

    Shakira Nassiwa says:
    June 14, 2013 at 2:36 am

    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 says:
    June 14, 2013 at 4:17 am

    I can’t wait to be there

    adeola lawal says:
    June 15, 2013 at 5:38 am

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

    danie sparkle says:
    June 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    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 says:
    June 21, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I want to give it my first try’

    dalphine gacheri says:
    July 9, 2013 at 4:02 am

    how do i apply

    Stephanie says:
    July 11, 2013 at 10:10 am

    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.

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