The Basement Search Reality TV Show has debuted following endorsement by Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
When concluded, the show will birth new stars that can take over from the big names in the entertainment industry.
Speaking to Oasis Magazine (OM), National President of AGN, Emeka Rollas, who was one of the judges at the Abuja audition, said over 300 persons showed up for the audition, adding that it was eventful.
Rollas said ”We closed Abuja audition at about twelve midnight. It was massive because this is the first reality TV show on film. They were not looking for musicians, dancers but were out looking out for actors,” saying this is a first-of-a-kind show.
According to him, the organizers are capable and have intensity to drive the project, calling on the brains behind the project to maintain standards.
Speaking further, he said, ”We are in it and anyone doing anything to promote our industry must be supported and that is why we are endorsing this.”
”Our members were at the audition. This project is a welcome development,” Roland said.
He, therefore, called on members of AGN and all actors to support the project anyway they deem fit.
Other judges at the Abuju audition are Ali Nuhu, Sam Dede and Real Warri Pikin.
Abuja audition took place on Tuesday at Grand Cubana, Abuja. The audition train is expected to go round 10 locations to pick potential film makers where contestants will compete for the grand prize of a brand new car and N25 million worth of prizes.
According to the organizers, it is a reality show where 30 housemates will be elected to the house for 42 days and movie makers will be available to develop the movie making skills of the housemates.
The winner will emerge by votes of the viewing audience at home who are expected to vote for their favourite contestants.
OM learnt that the essence of the programme is essentially to create fresh set of movie stars for the Nigerian film industry.
Meanwhile, audition Train for the show will hit Asaba on Saturday, April 24 being the last of the 10 locations set aside for the exercise.
Vienna Hotel, Asaba will be the venue, OM learnt.