A reality show focusing on female students in Nigeria is set to hit screens next week.
Queen Varsity Afrika will debut on February 11 and is aimed at African female undergraduates and recent graduates. It will follow a group of students as they compete to be crowned the titular queen.
The producers have described the series as a “non-bikini reality show” that “provides the right platform for beautiful and intelligent young ladies, who are delegates from various higher institutions of learning in Africa, to unlock their innate potential and talent as they compete for the internationally recognised Queen Varsity Afrika crown.”
Sixteen women from various Nigerian universities, plus one student from Benin, are taking part in the ongoing boot camp being held at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. This group will be voted down to 10 women, who will move to the final stage.
They are being mentored by notable Nigerians including former president Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, with the show set to run for 13 episodes.
Queen Varsity Afrika will run on NTA 2 Lagos and Jive TV on StarTimes, as well as various online portals. The show is a Pillar & Pride of Afrika production in partnership with the Federal University of Agriculture.
Jasmine Ofoegbu, MD and CEO of Pillar & Pride of Afrika and an exec producer on the show, said: “It is an empowerment programme that will avail the contestants the opportunity for self-realisation and self-actualisation, as well as boost their self-esteem.
“We are also ready to partner with agencies, brands and organisations that are ready to join in empowering the African girl child using the platform of our educative and entertaining Queen Varsity Afrika reality TV project, in this edition and in subsequent ones.”