BET’s Top Actor Comes To Africa
Holds Auditions In Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya
BET hit Top Actor is on the hunt for the hottest acting talent on the continent as auditions fire up ahead of season 2. If acting is your thing, then come along and show off your skills and you could be starring in Top Actor Africa, the TV series that puts a dramatic new spin on the reality genre.
In the coming weeks, BET (DStv channel 129) is staging public auditions in Lagos Nairobi and Johannesburg, searching for talented actors of every description – from heart-throb heroes and leading ladies to villains and femme fatales. Whether you have had previous experience or not doesn’t matter – the crew is looking for fearless, strong personalities, full of ambition and confidence, who will do what it takes to be Africa’s Top Actor.
According to Alex Okosi, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, VIMN Africa, Top Actor Africa is an amazing platform for discovering this generation’s next great talent.
“African actors are increasingly taking their rightful place on the world stage, and we are delighted to extend this empowering opportunity to aspiring actors across the continent,” he said.
Hosted by South African movie star Zikhona Sodlaka (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom & Generations), the first season was won by South African drama student Altovise Lawrence, an increasingly popular figure on BET itself, where she now hosts an entertainment news show, BET Buzz.
If you’d like to see your name in lights, come along to the auditions, and you could be one of 12 lucky thespians competing for the chance to win the title. At stake – a career-launching prize package that includes US$10,000 in cash, a one-year contract with international representation, and access to Hollywood auditions. Top Actor Africa auditions will be held in Lagos (5-7 October), Nairobi (10 October) and Johannesburg (14-16 October).
Top Actor Africa will test the actors to the limits over seven weeks in nine vigorous acting challenges, taking them through every genre from Improv to Comedy, Theatre, Soapie, Commercial, Romance, Horror, Drama and Action. Along the way they will work with Hollywood and local industry experts including celebrity actors, casting agents, directors, producers, managers and writers.
However, all contestants must hold a valid passport and possess a clean criminal record. Candidates must demonstrate a high level of competency in the English language and must be available between 23 October and 15 December 2015.