Africa's biggest model search, M-Net Face of Africa returns with some major changes after the gorgeous Ghanaian Kate Tachie-Menson strode into the spotlight on her second attempt in the series, and walked away as the newest African catwalk sensation last year.
Now entering its 8th season, M-Net has announced the prestigious model search has metamorphosed from a four-part special into a dynamic 14-episode television series.
According to M-Net Africa Director Biola Adekanbi, Kate’s fairytale ending triggered more interest in viewers to know more about the lives of the contestants and what they do on a daily basis to get to the top.
"Kate, with her determination to succeed and her incredible will to follow her dream, embodies the spirit of Face of Africa. She is a true example of the appeal of the project, of its ability to change lives positively and this is what viewers are so enthusiastic about seeing." declared Adekanbi.
"They want to see it all, the continental search, the transformations, the successes, the ultimate triumph. So M-Net has invested in a longer series, to let the Face of Africa story be told in its entirety, to let our audiences join the search and live the process." he added.
The prizes for the new season includes 50 000 USD and a modelling contract with O Model Africa, which is helmed by the first Face of Africa winner Oluchi Onweagba.
M-Net has also revealed that the Face of Africa 2009 Finale will be held in Nigeria, in February 2010.
Entry is open to any woman who is a citizen of a sub-Saharan country and is between the ages of 17 and 24. The deadline for online entries is August 28, 2009.
Aspiring entrants can enter online at the Face of Africa website www.mnetafrica.com/foa
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Source: Africa News (Ameyaw Debrah)