The Big Search realities show judges include Pauline Long, Evelyn Obahor and Sinazo Yolwa. It’s a TV reality show where media personality, Evelyn Obahor is in search of a TV presenter of African descent in the UK. The judges will pick 12 finalists and send them into a house for a month to drill and task them in different areas of TV presenting such as news reading, reporting and talk-show hosting among others.
The winner gets to have his or her own show, a weekend away to an exotic resort as well as £1000 in cash. Evelyn got the idea of the show, while watching one of the mainstream breakfast shows some time ago, and all the presenter did, according to her, was sit and laugh her way through the whole show, she said that this was really annoying.
“Being a presenter myself, I thought she did a poor job and I thought to myself, our people have the talent and the flair to do these and ever better, but they are not given the chance,” she said.
She decided there and then to come up with a show, where the mainstream media could use them as a reference and prove a point that Africa has the presenters and that ‘we are just as good.’ It will be shown on BBC, Channel 4 Mainstream and Vox Africa, but it won’t come to Nigeria until this year’s summer.
Evelyn Obahor is a young woman from Croydon in the UK, who has passion for the entertainment industry. She has done this all her life and she enjoys inspiring people through the work that she does. The delectable beauty of the famous Nightshift on DBN Television back in the 90s is the owner of Justeve Show, a show where celebrities and inspirational people are interviewed. She also owns Hey Lets Talk which is a talk show, where she talks about relationship issues such as ‘why men cheat,’ and ‘why men can’t handle successful women,’ a highly controversial relationship issues.
Pauline Long is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, philanthropist and TV presenter. She is the CEO and founder of BEFFTA awards (the global brand), presenter and executive producer of BEFFTA TV show. She is also popularly known for her philanthropic work with charities through her beauty pageants Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK pageants. The former fashion editor of the popular UGpulse.com is also the managing editor of Miss East Africa UK magazine. She is currently writing her first motivational book called Pauline Long’s Daily Motivation. The book has a page on facebook with plenty of motivational quotes. She manages one of London’s largest film studios; East End Studios. Crowned the most innovative Kenyan in the UK at UKAA awards, Pauline Long is now the face and ambassador of UK Kenyan Achievers awards and Africa International Achievers awards.
Evelyn Obahor, a British citizen was born in Croydon and has loved every bit of the entertainment industry. She has become a mentor to young people and offers training to those who want to come into the Broadcast industry. She is the delectable beauty of the famous Nightshift on DBN TELEVISION back in the 90’s.
Evelyn is the CEO of Floodlight Broadcasting Network Ltd, one of the leading African programmes production companies in the UK with branches in Nigeria and Ghana is set to make a difference in broadcasting. The company manage shows such as The Justeve Show, where she interview celebrities and inspirational people, Hey Lets Talk where she treats highly controversial issues such as why men and women cheat. She’s the publisher of HEY! Magazine. And of course THE BIG SEARCH a reality show where she’s currently searching for a Television Presenter of African descent in the UK.
She started her career in Jos where she worked at NTA JOS, and NTA KADUNA, she has also worked at NTA BENIN where she was a continuity announcer before moving to Lagos, Nigeria on the invitation of TUNDE KELANI to walork in MAINFRME PRODUCTIONS.
She came to limelight on DBN TELEVISION where she produced and present shows, which include NIGHTSHIFT, LUNCH DATE, AMTV and HOME VIDEO REVIEW. She has also been privileged to work on three HOLLYWOOD MOVIES.
The UK base broadcaster, Evelyn will die a fulfilled person when she has been able to impact the world by making a change and giving hope to all suffering and struggling people because of her passion for children and is in the process of setting up a charity to help all suffering children in Africa.
Sinazo Yolwa is a South African model, actress, MC and television presenter best known for hosting the SABC3 entertainment variety programme The A List, in 2010. It was her first television presenting gig.
As of 2012 she is the entertainment correspondent for the SABC1 lifestyle magazine programme The Link.
In 2013 she made her debut as the host of the third season of dance reality show So You Think Dance on SABC1. In November 2013 she replaced Pearl Thusi on the SABC1 entertainment show The Real Goboza.
Sinazo grew up in the Eastern Cape. She has featured in television commercials for Vodacom, Sasol, Ackerman’s and Brut, with Candice Boucher and Kerry McGregor. Her acting portfolio includes M-Net’s The Wild (as Victoria), and PEP’s radio drama series, Impilo (as Sindi).
In 2011, she presented an environmental show for Tshwane TV called Water is Life. She also joined the SABC3 magazine show Top Billing as a part time presenter in November 2011.
She joined The Link in 2012 and was also a presenter for online video site Zoopy.
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