International model, Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi officially now owns the rights to Tyra Banks’ “Next Top Model” franchise through her company, LuLu Productions. The African version, “Africa’s Next Top Model” would be sponsored by the South African Tourism Ministry.
Speaking on the partnership, Oluchi Onweagba:
“I am excited to be hosting Africa’s Next Top Model and it is great to be part of the successful America’s Next Top Model franchise that Tyra Banks created and has hosted for an impressive 20 cycles thus far in the U.S. The African version of the franchise is long overdue and I expect the show to be a smashing success across the continent. My company, LuLu Productions, will be partnering with Never Machine productions with Gavin Wratten as co-executive producer and also one of the giant media houses to help make this show a big success.”