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Kenya to host new Africa reality TV show

afrol News, 19 February - Kenya will bring under one roof 60 Africans from around the world to compete for the US$ 100,000 first time ever reality TV talent show dubbed Africa's World Best.

The show which is expected to hit the screens in April this year is set to bring 52 African countries, Europe and the USA into one of the most beautiful countries to compete for one title.

The show will involve talents such as singing, acting, performing arts, comedy, poetry, script writing, dressmaking, jewellery making, sculpturing, dancing and other unique talents.

According to the show organisers, AWB reality TV Talent Show is a show by Africans for Africans. It is a way of empowering Africans, appreciating African talent and believing in the African youth and children, AWB statement said.

AWB founder Pauline Long said there is a need to recognise African talent worldwide and to give back to the continent by encouraging the establishment of sustainable youth projects. "It's a very interesting concept with 60 African contestants, 60 days and one deserving winner," she said.

According to AWB the talent show is open to contestants of all ages who are able to express their talent in various forms and it aims to expose the different talents that Africans have hidden because of lack of both local and international media exposure.

"The world will embrace, credit, nurture and empower them through their own self-expressions and talent. Therefore, the world will experience a raw talent that these contestants of Africa have hidden far too long," AWB said in the statement.

The show will be hosted by the first ever Bigbrother Africa winner, the popular presenter Cherise Makubale from Zambia and East Africa's TV personality Gaetano Kagwa from Uganda.

Auditions will go on throughout Africa in March and April with the main TV show going live on air on Friday 24 April with live performances from international artists.

In the house the contestants will be on camera 24 hours a day as they bond and perfect on their various talents. The TV show will have weekly eliminations through live performances and public voting.

The winner takes US$100 000 and a car, I-pods, a luxury weekend stay at Kenya's top five-star Whitesand Beach Resort and Spa located in the sand beaches of Mombasa, mp3 players, portable cd players, laptops, TV, DVD players, mobile phones.

Other rewards include an opportunity to perform at African Union (AU) conference in front of all African heads of states, dignitaries such as Nelson Mandela, Professor Wole Soyinka and others, as well as trips to Europe and America to promote Africa in a positive way; the status of being an Africa's World Best and the Ambassador for Humanitarian and Educational projects in Africa.

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