The home of premium African entertainment, AfricaMagic, home of African movies and producers of some of the continent’s hit TV shows is throwing its doors open as it auditions for Africa’s next brightest TV and Film stars!As part of its contribution to the development of local productions of film and TV initiatives in Nigeria, AfricaMagic, the leading content provider in African is once again calling on aspiring actors and actresses in the country to audition for various roles in the popular multi-camera soap opera, Tinsel and its first ever film feature initiative, AfricaMagic Original Films.
The auditions are scheduled to hold simultaneously on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd May 2014, from 7am to 5pm at different locations across the country and neighboring country, Ghana. Venues include; Lagos – Protea Hotel Leadway (Beside Mobil Filling Station), 1 Mogambo Close, Maryland Estate, Ikeja. TheSS Lounge, 7 Sapara Williams Close, Off Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island. Other Venues include; Ibadan, Theatre Arts Department Hall, University of Ibadan and Ghana, please visit (www.africamagic.tv) for details. The audition seeks to provide the opportunity for talented Nigerians to live their dreams of starring in the popular soap opera or in an AfricaMagic produced movie, launch their acting careers to a continental audience and is open to male, female; young and old. To audition, interested persons are required to come along with; three (3) copies of an individual five-by-seven (5×7) coloured, non-photo shopped studio-shot portrait photograph.
Since its debut to a continental audience in 2008, Tinsel, a thirty minutes series, has gone on to win the hearts of hundreds of DStv viewers both in the country and on the continent, becoming a daily show with a widely watched omnibus on Sundays on AfricaMagic Entertainment, Channel 151. Currently in its sixth season, Tinsel has become a must watch for millions of DStv audiences on the African continent; a development that prompted the AfricaMagic brand to air previous seasons of the show on some of the other AfricaMagic channels and Silverbird TV to the delight of many television viewers. Tinsel is shot on locationin Nigeria and is part of AfricaMagic’s local investment drive dedicated to developing the television industry in the Africa.
In the wake of AfricaMagic’s many successes and its continued efforts in building and supporting the thriving African film industry, AfricaMagic in September 2013 launched its ever feature films platform, AfricaMagic Original Films which debuted on AfricaMagic Entertainment, Channel 151. With a fast growing film library, AfricaMagic Original Films has produced over 60 movies in the first phase of this film initiative and on its way to the second, prompting these auditions, to seek potential film stars and give opportunities to a wide range of film enthusiasts.
Speaking on the plan to launch widely spread auditions for two of the brand’s biggest initiatives, the Regional Director, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said “AfricaMagic is always excited at being a part of the fast growing African film and television industry, we are equally excited at the opportunity to create pure African content, but more importantly, we have the chance to continue to tell the African story on a continent wide platform” adding that “this is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who truly believes he or she has what it takes to be a TV or film star and what better platform to launch an acting career, if not on the continent’s largest content provider and we are hopeful of a huge turnout at the auditions.”
Tinsel and AfricaMagic Original Films is produced out of Nigeria and a testament to AfricaMagic’s commitment to the development of local content and support for skills development in Africa.
Venues for the open audition are confirmed by AfricaMagic Production.
Date: May 1st & 2nd, 2014
Lagos: Protea Leadway Hotel. 1, Mogambo Close. Maryland, Lagos & The SS Lounge, 7 Sapara Williams Close,Off Idowu Martins Street, VI.
Ibadan- Theatre Arts Department Hall, University of Ibadan.
Ghana: Holiday Inn, Accra Airport. AMB CT 97 Cantonements,Accra, Ghana.