West Africa Next Top Model Now Scouting in London and New York


For Immediate Release


NEW YORK, NY January 13, 2009 – The West Africa’s Next Top Model show scheduled to begin production in Africa in March 2009 is scouting for models in London and New York City. Scouting for London will be on Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at The Amadeus, 50 Shirland Rd Little Venice London W9 2JA from 8a to3p. Scouting for New York City will be on Jan 24, 2009 at the 28th Street Studio, 34 W. 28 Street NY, NY 10001- 5th Floor from 9a to 5p. Applicants must be of West African heritage to qualify.

This show will be produced by StatsMedia Group an international production company owned by Tope Esan and Martin Fayomi. StatsMedia is the only company granted the exclusive rights from CBS Paramount International Television to produce this reality show in Africa.

With the initial start up being in West Africa, the format will be produced every season by region on the African continent with. True Love West Africa is the media partner and official magazine for West African’s Next Top Model. 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.

WEST AFRICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is a format of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL®, which is produced by 10×10 Entertainment and Bankable Productions. Executive Producers are Tyra Banks, Ken Mok and Daniel Soiseth. The dramality series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. ANTM is licensed in over 100 countries. AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and the AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL format are sold internationally by CBS Paramount International Television.

This version of Next Top Model will not only highlight the models of West African decent but the continent of Africa for its tourist attractions, cultures, values and its booming 21st century economy.

Contact Details
For more information about Sponsorship & Advertising on West African’s Next Top Model, please contact Executive Producer Tope Esan e-mail [email protected]. For all other inquiries on the show please contact ICY Public Relations at 305.940.0067 and Bola Atta ([email protected])

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  1. modelchc says:

    its confusing that Oluchi is affiliated to WNTM and also thr Face of Africa contest which is in a similar format.

  2. says:

    Teen Fashion:Visit the site or google West Africa's Next Top Model to visit the site, <a href="<br />As to professionls using gmail, the press release I believe has a address. I do hear you on being wary but it is not uncommon to see this, esp. for businesses based in Africa. Bola Atta is indeed the Editor in Chief of True Love Magazine, West Africa and the ultimate professional. She is really a nice person, knows her stuff and has done a brilliant job of branding True Love in West Africa.True Love Magazine is very similar to Essence Magazine here in teh USA. Its parent company is based in South Africa with subsidiaries in East and West Africa. I have wondered for a while while True Love does not have its subsidiaries set up with emails and their respective websites. Nevertheless, a gmail address is not necessarily a bad thing. Google is reliable and has so much storage space. Even we use gmail, esp. once we establish repoire and do not want to be inundated with large files and pictures from yet another PR or fashion company wanting us to feature them.Bottom line, rest assured we do our due diligence and if it is published on, you can be confident in the credibility of the story, event, feature, at least 99.9% :)–we are human.They do have auditions in Africa, USA and London. Regards,Uduak OduokEditor-in-Chief

  3. Teen Fashion says:

    This appears to be a Great Opportunity for Aspiring Models in Africa, initially commencing in West Africa and I hope that it helps to progress both Modeling and The Fashion Industries in those regions.I am, however, a little confused over the licensing and links in connection with this, as there are many postings across the web already, including a Press Release that links to one site and the above link that goes to another?The link here shows the West London and Florida locations, yet no dates for African Auditions? Others at similar postings are asking the same questions of the African Auditions? If inital auditions were in December, should we be seeing some results of input by now?I hope very much that all current links online are genuine ones for the sake of those who are enthusiastically looking forward to this. I guess I am always wary of Industry Professionals who use gmail addresses 🙂

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