May 20, 2024
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In a time when the Nigerian basketball ecosystem seems to thrive on camps and competitions organized all year round for the average ball player, out of the blues comes Africa StarX-A breakaway from the norm.

What is Africa StarX all about?

Dear curious reader, before we let you in on a piece of the pie,  be well informed that X in any given situation is the unknown that needs to be discovered. A little mathematics should help yeah!

Now back to the matter. The Africa StarX is basically the discovery of the next African star-at least in lay terms.  A sports reality TV show; actually the very first of its kind in Nigeria and Africa.

 

“A brainchild of  Skyfire Digital Limited, the reality TV Show will capture the essence and lifestyle of becoming a sports and entertainment star, giving a platform to aspiring achievers, especially those that are limited by resources.

It is a fusion of Sport, Lifestyle, and entertainment”.

At a recent event held in Lagos state, Africa StarX sports reality tv show was unveiled by Dr Benjamin Peters.

“It is with joy and delight that we open the portal for submission of entries for the first edition of the Africa StarX, where professionals and the general public will be determining that next big basketball star.

The project has been designed as a platform to give opportunities to talented sportsmen to showcase their talents and get to the zenith of their careers through management and endorsement deals that we would be providing for the eventual winner”.- Dr Benjamin Peters

Its high time the media begin to play its role in the growth of basketball, and its only right that the game gets the required attention it deserves.

Sign up for StarX program here

At the Nigerian entertainment front, there’s been a host of never ending series of various reality tv shows with the latest ongoing tv series Big Brother Naija-crazy how one time Giants of Africa (GOA) Alumni Hermes Iyele is even on the Show as is also seen as one of the show favorite.

Concept of The Africa Starx Program

For thirty days, twenty five high schoolers nationwide would jostle for honors and of course the the prizes are indeed mouthwatering, and you’ll get to find soon what they are.

Participants with interests in basketball, across the country, will be picked through entry submission on the website between August 31, 2022, and September 30, 2022. Sign up for StarX program here

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After registration,  physical auditions will begin immediately after entry submissions at designated arears in the country namely;  Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Enugu, and Lagos after which a team of elite coaches will select the last twenty five members both male and female that will become eventual participants in the show.

Check out the Dark Knights of Nigerian Highschool Basketball

The participants are expected to bond and engage in different challenging activities throughout the entire  duration of thirty days slugging it out as a team and later as individuals to win the reality show.

The program is set to debut during the last quarter of the year, and top coaches have ben earmarked as onsite coaches for this epoch making television program.

An All Star Coaching Crew and a Five Star TV Host Yeah!

Coaches, Ogoh Odaudu, Chris Nomingo, Taiye Adeniyi, Shola Shomala,  Adewunmi Aderemi, and Abdullrahman Mohammed have been named as coaches for the entire duration. Ball Africa CEO Oluwafemi Adefeso is set to serve as Show host.

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In attendance were top basketball stakeholders in Nigerian basketball; Olanrewaju Bamidele Jaiyeola, of Honeywell Flour Mill PLC, the VP of Nigeria BasketBall Federation, Babs Ogunade, Omotayo Henry Adeniyi,  project lead, Phillip Braide, and Kolapo Adu.

A whopping sum of Ten million naira awaits the best team, while the most valuable player gets cash reward of two million five hundred thousand naira only, management deal and international tryout contract. But that’s not all, there is also a college scholarship for one of the chosen participants.

Final Words

I am very sure the excitement is already building, and the buzz is spreading like wild fire. Kids are already ecstatic as this has never been seen or heard.

A step in the right direction yeah, we cant wait to stay glued to our screens as soon as the program debuts.

Image/Video Credit: Phillip Braide(Facebook)


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