Nigerian actor Bisola Aiyeola has been named as the host of TV gameshow Family Feud Nigeria.
Family Feud sees two families go head-to-head answering simple survey questions. The Nigerian version is being produced by Ultima Studios.
Aired in the US since 1976 by networks including CBS and ABC, the show (aka Family Fortunes) is distributed internationally by Fremantle.
Aiyeola announced the casting news on Instagram, saying: “Ultima Studios auditioned over a 100 possible hosts, brought to you by Ultima Studios and MTN Nigeria. This is like a little dream come true for me because it’s been a long journey with my Ultima family here. What makes this really special for me is that this is a major milestone in my life.
“I am so excited for this journey with Ultima and MTN, seeing as we started out years ago with Project Fame West Africa.”
According to Aiyeola, she is also the first black female host on the 46-year-old format.
The show has been adapted in more than 50 markets. Family Feud Africa, hosted by Steve Harvey, is produced in South Africa by BBC-backed prodco Rapid Blue for broadcaster ETV, where is has aired since 2020. A Ghanaian version of Family Feud is also produced in South Africa and is broadcast on TV3 in Ghana, also with Harvey hosting.