Uganda: Face of Africa Contest is Back


The new season of M-Net Face of Africa kicked off last weekend in Gabarone, Botswana, that will see the team traveling to 12 countries including Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. In each country, there will be one open casting session held at which any young women, between the ages of 17 and 24 from anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa, can enter.

The only documentation required from entrants is proof of identify and of citizenship of any sub-Saharan African country. Further, entrants should note that the minimum height requirement is 1.72m, the maximum hip measurement is 96cm and entrants should not have an existing modelling contract.

From Nigerian supermodel Oluchi who began her meteoric rise to global fame on the Face of Africa stage to Botswana's Kaone Kario whose striking looks made her a fashion magazine star in Africa and including Namibia's Venantia Otto, who recently graced the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, M-Net's Face of Africa has established itself as the premier model talent initiative in Africa today.

The Uganda leg of the M-Net Face of Africa search will take place in Kampala on Saturday 6th September at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto starting at 8:00am. With the prospect of winning US$50,000 in cash and a three year modeling contract with Oluchi's dynamic O Model Africa agency, the new season of Face of Africa can make a woman’s dreams come true.

Commenting on the launch, M-Net's Director of Original Productions Carl Fischer, said: "Face of Africa has captivated the imagination of our audiences, inspired countless entrants and turned dreams into reality for several dozen young models. Its legacy and its success is the reason it returns in 2008, and M-Net is proud to launch a new season."

At the end of the 12 casting sessions, approximately 24 finalists will be selected to participate in a Model Boot Camp, in Zanzibar from which the top 10 finalists will be selected. The top 10 will then head into the glittering Finale on Saturday November 29, at which one winner will ultimately be chosen.

New Vision (Kampala) 31 August 2008