NEXT TOP MODEL STRUTS INTO THE AFRICAN RUNWAY IN SPRING 2009 PRODUCED BY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COMPANY STATS MEDIA GROUP. THE COMPANY HAS THE EXCLUSIVE FORMAT RIGHTS TO PRODUCE NEXT TOP MODEL ON THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH TRUE LOVE WEST AFRICA AS THE OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER FOR THIS SERIES.
NEW YORK, NY November 10, 2008 – The Nationally syndicated TV Show Next Top Model is schedule to begin in Africa in January 2009. This show will follow the same format as the original American’s Next Top Model created by Tyra Banks. West Africa’s next top model show will be produced by StatsMedia Group an international production company owned by Tope Esan and Martin Fayomi. Supermodel Oluchi Onweagba will be the host for the West Africa series. StatsMedia is the only company that was granted the exclusive rights the form CBS Paramount International Television to produce this reality show in Africa. CBS is the official licensor of the series format.
The format will be produced every season by region on the African continent with the initial start up being in West Africa. True Love West Africa is the media partner and official magazine for West African’s Next Top Model. The magazine will commence scouting for the 16 contestants of the reality show in December 2008 in several regions in West Africa (Cote D’ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Liberia & Nigeria) with production scheduled for spring 2009. The show will air on major African networks and on cable TV. The winner will receive a lucrative international modeling contract, a cover of True Love magazine and numerous endorsement deals from various companies in the fashion industry nationally and internationally. This version of Next Top Model will not only highlight the models but the continent of Africa for its tourist attractions, cultures, values and its booming 21st century economy.
About Next Top Model
The opening theme is performed by Tyra Banks and is produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Banks co-produces the show with Ken Mok and Anthony Dominici. For the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 television seasons, ANTM was the #1 show in average viewers on The CW. For More information visit http://www.cwtv.com/shows/americas-next-top-model11
About Stats Media Group
About True Love
According to her, “True Love West Africa is the ultimate reflection of the exquisite beauty of the black African woman,” “Her readers are vivacious, upwardly mobile and contemporary, keeping up with the constantly changing trends of the modern world as they continue to proudly celebrate the diversity and richness of their traditional society.”
For more information about Sponsorship & Advertising on West African’s Next Top Model, please contact Executive Producer Tope Esan e-mail tope(at)wafntm.com. For all other inquiries on the show please contact ICY Public Relations at 305.940.0067 305.940.0067 and Bola Atta (Bolaatta(at)gmail.com)
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