Nigeria’s foremost beer brand, Star Lager in partnership with creators of global singing show, The Voice, Talpa International B.V. have announced Uti Nwachuwu as host for its new and exciting TV game show ‘Star The Winner Is’.


The unusual show which saw thousands of hopefuls audition in 5 cities in Nigeria for a chance to step on the big stage is now set to deliver a nail-biting and exciting 3months as it will infuse the performance of a singing competition show and the strategy of a game show into a thrilling series.

To be hosted by Big Brother Africa All Stars Winner, Actor and Model and TV show host Uti Nwachukwu, each episode will feature six acts that will go head-to-head each week and sing with everything they have for a shot at the Ten Million Naira and brand new car grand prize.

A recording artist himself, Uti Nwachukwu continues to connect with reality TV lovers on an unprecedented scale and has proven himself a capable entertainer and TV host, combining his trademark charm and an unforced affability.


Uti is a versatile, seasoned host and we are thrilled to be working with him,” said Tokunbo Adodo, Marketing Manager Star, Goldberg and Export. “With Uti at the helm on air introducing surprising and competitive twists, viewers are sure to be immersed and entertained’’. adds Adodo.

“It is a head-to-head singing competition, and after they perform, the 101 jury members cast their votes,” says Uti, on the uniqueness of the show. “The contestants have to believe in themselves because as much as performers need confidence, they also have to be objective and say, I wont win this round, that is where the mental warfare begins,” adds Uti.

The first ever season of the show which offers a center stage to a wide variety of talents from different genres and musical backgrounds is set to air from July 19 as follows: Saturdays African Magic 10:00pm, Sundays AIT Network 10:30pm, Sundays WAP TV 10:30pm, Thursdays ONTV 10pm and other stations nationwide.

Star The Winner is a singing showdown where an unusual 101 jury consisting of music enthusiasts and specialists votes for the best performer. Losing a duel means a contestant is out of the game.

However, before the winner is revealed, the players must test their nerves by resisting a cash offer from the host to leave the game for good. If they are confident they performed better than their opponent, they can await the jury vote to see if they have made it to the next round and one step closer to the life-changing grand prize.

To stay up to date with the show, visit and follow the conversation on social media #StarTheWinnerIs.

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