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Nino, Asiegbu, Bello beam searchlight on next Nollywood stars in Screen Perfect

By Eniola Daniel
23 September 2023   |   2:26 pm
The stage is finally set for the premiere of Screen Perfect, a reality show poised to birth the next superstar in the Nigeria movie industry, Nollywood

The contestants during their unveiling. PHOTO: ENIOLA DANIEL

The stage is finally set for the premiere of Screen Perfect, a reality show poised to birth the next superstar in the Nigeria movie industry, Nollywood.

The show will showcase the talent, passion and creativity of the next generation of Nollywood stars and give the 18 constants an opportunity to learn from experts and improve their craft.

Viewers of the show will also win different prizes weekly when they use the hashtag #ScreenPerfect.

The show will feature aspiring actors who will compete in various real-time acting challenges, judged by some of the best in the business. The contestants will have a chance to win a cash prize of over N10 million, a contract with a top movie production company, and roles in five StarTimes originals.

The show was unveiled at a glamorous event in GRA, Ikeja, Lagos and witnessed the dazzling presence of Nollywood’s finest stars, both rave of the moment and veterans.

In attendance were the producer of Jagun Jagun and StarTimes brand ambassador, Femi Adebayo; judges of the show, Bolanle Ninalowo, Shaffy Bello and veteran Ejike Asiegbu; host, Damilola Adegbite.

Others in attendance are veterans actress Ngozi Nwosu, Aunty Taiwo Ajayi Lycette, Mr and Mrs Keppy Ekpeyong, Fred Amata, Teco Benson MFR, Bond Emeruwa, Jonathan Gbemutor, Victor Emegara, director of the show, Fidelis Duker; producer, Temitope Duker, Kiki Bakare, Joseph Momodu, Kudi Alagbo; StarTimes COO, Tunde Aina, partners of the show and others.

Sponsored by Indomie and supported by Sundail TV, Power Oil, Colgate, Timeless, and Callertunez, Screen Perfect, a StarTimes original, will premiere this Sunday, September 24, 2023, and will air every Sunday at 8. p.m. on ST Nollywood Plus and Novela E channels, as well as the StarTimes-ON mobile app.

Speaking at the unveiling, StarTimes COO, Tunde Aina said: “We all know how big Nollywood is. We know what Nollywood can do for us as individuals and for our economy. We need more stars so we can multiply all these benefits that Nollywood brings to this industry. We, at StarTimes have loads of shows lined up to entertain everyone. I’m sure you will enjoy this new show specially prepared to entertain everyone. And I’m sure you will also spread the good news.”

On his part, Asiegbu said: “Nigerians should expect the best from out of these ones that are lucky. The kind of judges for the show are not the ones that will let people down. The judges will be looking out for people we believe will be up to the task and be successful and will be able to work with veterans and other people to ensure that they will be proud in whatever role they play or situation and they will continue to improve on their talents.

“It is our responsibly as elders in the industry to keep supporting them and engaging them; they will be a great addition to Nollywood.

Also speaking, director of the show, Fidelis Duker, said “It has been close to 90 days of extensive work from the auditions in three cities Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt with over a thousand plus applicants. Nollywood is fully behind this project and because we believe there is a need for a new generation of actors, a new generation of film practitioners, this project is creatively packaged to discover new talent whilst providing juicy entertainment for Nollywood lovers.

“Viewers should not miss Screen Perfect on StarTimes every Sunday at 8.p.m on ST Nollywood Plus, Novela E channels and on StarTimes on app.

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