Africa's Next Top Model is a South African reality competition television series licensed from the "Next Top Model" franchise and produced by LuLu Productions which follows supermodel hopefuls from across Africa as they compete in weekly challenges to win a modeling contract with New York agency DNA Model Management.
The series premiered on DStv's AfricaMagic Entertainment channel on Sunday 10 November 2013, at 19h00. It later aired on Vuzu. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Africa's Next Top Model premiered on Vuzu on Thursday 20 February 2014, at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 10 hour-long episodes in the series.
The first season was won by Aamito Stacie Lagum from Uganda.
Africa's Next Top Model follows supermodel hopefuls from all over the African continent as they strive to prove they have what it takes to make it in the cutthroat world of modeling.
Africa's Next Top Model conducts a continent wide search to find 12 top contenders who will compete for the coveted modeling contract and have the dream of a lifetime come true.
Over a period of several weeks, the 12 lucky contestants are trained by some of the top modeling experts in the world... experts who teach them about fashion, runway skills, physical fitness and publicity.
The entire time the contestants live under one roof in a house that is equipped with cameras and microphones to record their every move - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In addition, the contestants are evaluated on a regular basis by an elite panel of judges led by Oluchi Orlandi. These judges are experts from the industry and narrow down the competition week-to-week until two finalists go head-to-head.
In the end, one lucky winner will be chosen... the winner who will become the first ever Africa's Next Top Model.
Africa's Next Top Model is executive produced by Oluchi Orlandi, Gavin Wratten and Bola Atta. Anneke de Ridder is a producer and the director is Rudy Anker. The "Next Top Model" format is from Pottle Productions and licensed to LuLu Productions.
Season 1 (10 episodes)
Channel: AfricaMagic Entertainment | Premiere: 10 Nov 2013 | Finale: 12 Jan 2014 | Sun, 19h00
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 20 Feb 2014 | Finale: 24 Apr 2014 | Thu, 20h30