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It’s another season of The Next Movie Star Reality TV Show and the organizers of the popular tear-jerker are leaving no stone unturned to ensure the show is a resounding success.

The 9th edition of the Next Movie Star Reality Show themed “A Call to stardom” is finally here. It would run for 30 days on all major television stations across the country.

Previous editions provided a platform for some of our celebrated stars like Tonto Dikeh, Uti Nwachukwu, Karen Igho & many others to showcase their talents.

Here are the select candidates after going through a rigorous auditioning in Nigeria.



amah eze JudithEZE AMA JUDITH

Ezeh Amah Judith, a 21 year old ravishing fair complexioned beauty hails from Ihiala, Anambra State, Nigeria. This linguist of a diva speaks four languages and loves acting, singing, baking and travelling.

From a family of six she sees herself as hardworking and industrious and is hoping to be the next big thing in the Nigerian movie and African entertainment industry in the near future.



Ola Adebolu is a perfect example of big, bold and beautiful.

A native of Lagos state studying Theater Arts at the University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria.

This 23 year old black beauty’s world revolves around acting as she has been involved in a lot of stage plays in and out of school. Her confidence stands her out and her ability to be spontaneous is also a special attribute that should also make the whole of Africa take notice.

Ola loves dancing, singing and writing.



Sweet, Snazzy and highly endowed Bolaji Ogunmola hails from Oyo State, western Nigeria.

She holds an OND in Computer Science and a Diploma in acting from the prestigious Royal Arts Academy.

Bolaji who has been acting since she was very young says “Am passionate about the art and motion picture industry as a whole”.

She loves reading, acting and travelling.



At first sight Feyisekemi will pass as a mummy’s girl, but this 19 year old cutie from Ondo State, Western Nigeria is a bundle of talent rolled in one.

A member of her drama group in church, Feyisekemi is a highly talented and intelligent young diva who speaks different languages including French. She is presently a final year student of Ekiti State University, western Nigeria studying French.

She loves acting, singing and dancing and hopes to make her mark in the Next Movie Star Africa 2013.



Uwanma Odefa is a perfect example of an independent woman.

This 31 year old indigene of Ebonyi State, south south Nigeria and former change manager of a multinational company followed her passion and her dream and dumped the white collar job for the world of make believe.

Uwanma is an unassuming person and a goal getter who loves to do weird things, a fact given credence to by her love for power bikes and martial arts.

She has featured in a lot of stage plays and soaps, one of which is The Johnsons, an Mnet production.



Olasubomi Da-Costa is a perfect representation of the old maxim that says “Big things come in little packages”.

This multi talented, smart and intelligent 20 year old hails from Lagos State, western Nigeria.

Olasubomi, who is presently studying Theater Arts at the University of Lagos, hopes to hold the whole of Africa spell bound in the Next Movie Star with her cute mien and charming persona.

She loves ballet dancing, talking and dancing.


Zika Nwobodo ,NWOBODO ZIKA

Nwobodo Zika is an epitome of beauty with a mien so contagious and a smile that can melt the hardest of hearts qualities that got her an automatic pass in to the training and grooming stage of the Next Movie Star Africa 2013.

This 20 year old head turner is a student of the University of Lagos studying History and Strategic Studies loves honesty and frowns at dishonesty.

Zika is from Enugu State, eastern Nigeria and loves acting, dancing and meeting people.



At six foot plus, Gamel (23) is every woman’s dream man, tall, handsome and charming who loves the good things of life.

This very social, friendly, fun and spontaneous hunk who loves the good things of life, also loves basketball, reading and meeting people.

Idiakhoa Ehichoya Gamel hails from Edo State and has a degree in Computer Engineering and Graphic designing.



Popularly known as Chimex, Emmanuel is an epitome of swag, charm and intelligence all rolled in one. A ladies man who says “If I don’t go to the girls they come to me”

Emmanuel, who believes in the pursuit of dreams, loves fun and is a goal getter, believes nothing is impossible and hopes to use his God given talent and persona to rule the Nigerian and African entertainment industry using the Next Movie Star platform.

Emmanuel loves swimming, travelling and meeting people


Moses gideonMOSES GIDEON

Moses Gideon is a 23 year old ebony hunk from Kwara State, who loves acting, reading and meeting people.

Moses, who describes himself as a typical church boy, according to him can also be crazy when with friends. He has featured in numerous stage plays and has been acting at a very tender age.

He loves hanging out and watching movies.


Tonia bassey henshawTONIA BASSEY HENSHAW

Tonia Bassey Henshaw is a 24 year old graduate of Theater Arts at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

He is the last of two siblings from Cross River State, bold, outspoken and entertaining in every sense of the word. The Nigerian roulette, who cut her teeth acting on stage, loves partying and hanging out. She also loves dancing, swimming and travelling.



Ifeanyi James who hails from Abia State. He is a 24 year old graduate of Accountancy.

The highly talented and intelligent young dude, who loves acting and writing believes his time has come hit stardom.

Ifeanyi’s energy stands him out and according to him “I seek to offer my audience and indeed Africa heart stopping performance in the Next Movie Star Africa 2013.

He has the singular honour of having an automatic pass into the house of the Next Movie Star Africa 2013 for his energy and jolly good personality.

He also loves designing and travelling.


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