Folks, the Reality TV culture in the US has definitely taken root in Nigeria and we are seeing even more reality tv shows popping up in the industry. This means we are about overdue here on AML to discuss some of the basics of reality tv show contracts both from a network, talent and producer perspective. Also, understand the distinction. Reality TV shows coming to Africa has no bearing on the underlying lack of infrastructure. Many will and are making truck loads of money off the industry but they a re not necessarily Nigerians themselves. Nigerian business men and women, its entertainment lawyers, accountants et. al. need to step up and work with other sectors to lay a solid foundation where its citizens truly benefit from these exploding entertainment culture.
In any event, the latest reality tv show to hit both Nigerian and Ghanaian soil is X-Factor, a television music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell. Glo, the owner and producer of the show for the Nigerian market, recently unveiled its judges and they are: Rappers M.I Abaga and Reggie Rockstone, and Singer Onyeka Onwenu.
Congrats to the judges.
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