Africa's Next Top Model
|Africa's Next Top Model|
Africa's Next Top Model logo
|Created by||Tyra Banks|
|Opening theme||Wanna be on top?|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||10|
|Running time||45 minutes
|Production company(s)||Lulu Productions|
|Distributor||CBS Television Distribution (International)|
|Original network||Africa Magic|
|Picture format||480i (4:3 SDTV)
|Original release||November 10, 2013– present|
Africa's Next Top Model is a reality television show and spin-off to America's Next Top Model. It follows the format of the original version, and documents a competition in which a number of aspiring models compete for the title of Africa's Next Top Model and a chance to start a career in the modeling industry. The show is hosted by model Oluchi Onweagba, and features contestants from countries in Africa.
The first season ("cycle") aired on Africa Magic from November 2013 to January 2014. The winner of the competition was 20-year-old Aamito Lagum, who represented Uganda. A second season is currently in pre-production. Audition venues and dates for cycle 2 have yet to be revealed.
West Africa's Next Top Model
In 2008, a similar adaptation titled West Africa's Next Top Model was planned and would have featured contestants originating from the West African countries of Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Liberia and Nigeria. The competition was also supposed to be hosted by Oluchi Onweagba. Auditions began in March 2009, but due to unknown reasons, the series was left without a station and never aired, and no contestants were selected. On February 12, 2016, a federal high court in Abuja dismissed preliminary objections regarding a ₦780 billion copyright lawsuit by Chudi Charles, CEO of International Pageant and Films, against Onweagba for infringing his West Africa's Next Top Model trademark, which he had registered in 2003; After filing the lawsuit against Onweagba, as well as the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Etisalat Nigeria, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mtech, Multichoice Nigeria and CBS, Onweagba and the other defendants filed an objection in which they argued that they had obtained the rights to host Africa's Next Top Model from Tyra Banks, the executive producer and host of America's Next Top Model. The objection was dismissed after the defendants were unable to produce a superior title to back up their claims of ownership.
|Oluchi Onweagba||Host/head judge|
|Cycle||Premiere date||Winner||Runner(s)-up||Other contestants in order of elimination||Number of contestants||Destination(s)|
|10 November 2013||
|Steffi Reti & Marwa Faiza, Safira Mariquele, Omowunmi Wanyonyi, Rhulani Kubayi, Joyce Zi Chidebe, Michelle Allen, Roselyn Ashkar & Cheandre van Blerk||12||
New York City
Contestants per country
|1||Michaela Pinto||Roselyn Ashkar||Steffi Reti||Safira Mariquele||Opeyemi Awoyemi
Joyce Zi Chidebe
|Cheandre van Blerk
|Marwa Faiza||Aamito Lagum|
- Bold text indicates winners
- Italic text indicates runners-up
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