Oluchi Orlandi Set To Host Africa’s Next Top Model in Cape Town

Nigerian super model Oluchi Orlandi is set to host and executive produce what is billed to be the next big thing in continental reality TV, Africa’s Next Top Model in Cape Town, South Africa. Already plans have reached advance stage as even the South African Tourism’s already coined a fitting theme for the project, Live the Beautiful Life. 

“We are proud and delighted to be the host destination of this, the first and historic season of Africa’s Next Top Model. We are honoured to share our destination with the continent and showcase our beautiful, friendly, affordable and accessible destination. We invite the continent to come to South Africa to Live the Beautiful Life,” says Thulani Nzima, Chief Executive Officer at South African Tourism.
According to him, “Africa’s Next Top Model came as a natural fit for South African Tourism as the show offers a fantastic opportunity to market South Africa on the continent.”
Oluchi Orlandi, Host and Executive Producer of Africa’s Next Top Model says: “South Africa has great vibrant cosmopolitan cities, breathtaking scenery and warm people. We cannot wait to start filming the series in August in Cape Town. I am very happy to bring Africa’s Next Top Model to South Africa. I’m honoured to be part of the successful franchise; Africa’s own version of America’s Next Top Model was definitely overdue. I’ve been to South Africa many times and I’m sure this is the best location for the show.”

Already the machinery has been set into motion as scouting already held in Maputo, Mozambique at the Polana Serena Hotel on July 6 and in Johannesburg, South Africa at the Sandton Convention Centre on July 9. It will continue in Nairobi, Kenya on the July 14, at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), in Accra, Ghana on July 20 at the M Plaza Hotel and in Lagos, Nigeria at the Federal Palace on July 23. The scouting will round up on July 28 and August 1, at Paz Flor Cultural Centre, Luanda, Angola and Cape Town Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa respectively.

Oluchi Orlandi, Nigeria’s foremost international model, will be present at all the scouting auditions to personally select the 12 lucky girls who will travel to Cape Town, South Africa for the filming of Africa’s Africa’s Next Top Model will be aired on M-Net’s AfricaMagic channels later this year.

The audition is open to all Africans, from any country on the continent. For aspiring contestants whose countries are not listed for auditions, they are at liberty to audition in the country closest to them. Similarly, girls in countries where auditions are not holding can also email their pictures and completed entry forms to or

Applicants must be between 18 and 27 years old at the time of application. They should also be at least 5’7″ (170cm) in height, and must not have an existing contract with a modelling agency at the time of application. Plus-sized models are also encouraged to apply. However, Africa’s Next Top Model is strictly female models’ affairs.
Further information about the outline of the activities for the reality show is available at

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