The much awaited First Stars is a competitive reality show where young Nigerian filmmakers battle it out, under the mentorship of Nollywood’s bests, to see who gets the converted opportunity to produce their very own feature film! The 6 part series is made possible by FirstBankNigeria who is committed to promoting the creative arts industry.
The highly engaging series is hosted by Zainab Balogun and Tosin Odunfa. Produced by Folarin Olukunle and directed by the multiple award winning director Ayoola Opere, First Stars features EbonyLife TV CEO Mo Abudu, Award winning director Walt Banger, FBN executives, Producers Tolu Ajayi and Tosin Otudeko, renowned architect Theo Lawson and Nigerian Actors Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Iretiola Doyle and Deyemi Okanlawon who will guide and mentor the participants through a series of exciting creative challenges as well as a string of tense and teary eliminations. Ultimately the show will identify the brightest talent in five categories: Director, Producer, Art Director, Script Writer and Actor.
The winners will receive a cash prize as well as having their very own one hour feature film under their belt. And who knows… for the lucky few that crack the judges nod, perhaps this could be their first stepping stone to being Africa’s future Oscar winners.