Thirty contestants, 6 chef judges are set to star in the new reality show ‘AFRIK Ultimate Hero Search’.
Glamtush reports that arrangements have been made for the premiere of AFRIK Ultimate Hero Search (AUHS), a new TV reality show.
The TV reality show, an initiative of Nigerian movie producer, Thompson Ukeki, aims to create a platform for multi-tasking Nigerian youths to hone their cooking skills and showcase African dishes and culinary culture.
Ukeki, who is also the host of the show, recently made this known during a briefing held in Lagos, while revealing the AUHS event schedule.
According to him, AUHS online audition will start in July and run through August 30, 2022. The show will commence on September 1 and end on September 30, 2022.
He added that the online audition will take place in all the state capitals across the country, including Enugu, Oyo, Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti, Abuja, Ondo, Edo, Kaduna, Rivers, Benue, Delta, Imo, Uyo, Jos, C/River, Anambra, Kwara, Ebonyi, Osun and Katsina States.
“With 30 contestants and six local chefs as judges, the show will be viewed all over Nigeria through DStv, GOtv and Startimes channels with contestants from different backgrounds living together, undergoing rigorous training daily and carrying out tasks,” he said.
Ukeki said the show was aimed at promoting cultural decency, enlightening Nigerian youths and encouraging them to focus on their dreams and aspirations.
He noted that one of the objectives of the reality show is to improve the well-being of the average Nigerian youth, and help to build capacity for multi-talented Nigerians.
“This show is targeted at youths who are multi-talented, but not sure of their cooking skills direction. It will also enable them to gain access to what the society has denied them in terms of religion, ethnicity, responsibilities, family pride and life balancing effect.
“AFRIK Ultimate Hero Search makes a strong statement, showing that the world can be properly entertained without an iota of nudity and promiscuity, which have characterised our recent reality shows,” he said.
Continuing Ukeki added that “In the history of every nation, there are times when products and brands like this come up. First, when I was accosted, I was very reluctant to support this programme, knowing very well that we abuse brands, and for me, anything Nigerian is my project.
“I would like to say that we the organisers of this programme have made history at a time when we are talking of the worrisome state of morals, morale and the upbringing of our youth in a country like Nigeria. The AFRIK Hero Ultimate Search is a wakeup call and an indication that there is hope for this country.
“There is also the saying that some men like women a lot. Any man who does not like women cannot get a good wife. Because to get a good wife, you must know who is a woman. So, for me, AUHS is a unique brand that has come to tell us that when others are developing programmes that show nudity among others, we are here to bring the best out of our youths.’
“I know that this is just meant to be a very fantastic event, a fantastic show that is going to bring you the real house hands as this course is going to encourage a lot of youths.
“And if you have not started at all, you begin to find yourself learning to do something. This is a very lovely initiative.
“Let us believe in our African food and cultural heritage. The New reality TV show, AUHS, is to promote our cultural heritage and decency values,” he concluded.
The winner of the reality show will go home with N5m and a car,