Lagos- and Johannesburg-based social networking company Africa Network Entertainment (ANEL) is working on a new reality show called The Residence Afrika, which will debut in March 2022.
The first season of the show, which is aimed at promoting African culture to both local and global audiences, will be subtitled The Quest Edition.
A total of 24 contestants from 12 Anglophone countries in Africa will take part, competing for a grand prize of N206,845,000 (US$500,000). Audition dates have not yet been announced.
According to ANEL, the show will be a cross-pollination of cultures, creed, idiosyncrasies, religion and ethnicities, giving contestants the chance to showcase their knowledge, talents and business skills while engaging in brand tasks.
The Residence Afrika is executive produced by Kelechi Freeman Ukadike and directed by Melvin Oduah. Viewers will be able to watch via a Residence Afrika app, which will be available on the Google Play store and Apple’s App Store.
Nollywood actor Jim Iyke, the vice-chairman of ANEL, said: “This is the fruition of a dream and vision of two years. Highs and lows, from meetings in Kigali to Joburg, to Accra, to Abuja, to Lagos. We made it! Get ready for a singular reality TV experience like nothing you’ve ever seen or experienced. Congratulations to our team at ANEL.”
ANEL is a social networking community for entertainers, entertainment lovers, and business professionals. Comprising multiple genres, ANEL describes itself as we a melting pot of arts, culture and entertainment.