This Day (Lagos)

Nigeria: Ebonylife TV Unveils Flaship Programme, Sistaz!

Ebonylife TV has announced the wrap up of the filming of one of its flagship programmes, SISTAZ!, a reality programme shot in Tinapa, Calabar, Cross River State.

At a media briefing held Thursday at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos, the casts and producer of the reality programme expressed satisfaction at the completion of the filming.

Directed by Heidi Uys, Sistaz! is a compelling Reality TV Series about two sisters of Greek-Nigerian descent, the Stavro sisters, who decide to check into the famous Eko Hotel in Victoria Island, Lagos, for a long overdue holiday reunion. While there, they meet Stephanie, a British-born Nigerian friend who has also checked in to relax from a busy schedule.

Together, they set out on a 30-day roller-coaster to rediscover afresh the passion of sisterhood, friendship and the lively City of Lagos. However, their holiday soon turns into a mission when they host a party at the hotel. When their diverse worlds connect, their attitudes explode with a bang.

A tight budget production no doubt, but nevertheless a highly professional and world class one, with a first class production team and crew, Sistaz! is bound to redefine paradigms in Reality TV programming in Nigeria, Africa and beyond.

Speaking about the success of the project, Director, Reality Programming Ebonylife TV, Pamela Ofoegbu, said "It has been an awesome, exciting and dramatic roller coaster ride as we watched events unfold daily. This is truly reality at its max."

Producer, Sistaz!, Priscilla Nzimiro, said "This type of project is the first of its kind in this market. It hasn't been easy but we are glad we were able to pull it off successfully. This is just the beginning. We thank Eko Hotel and Suites for their support on this project."

On the reality genre, Series Director, Sistaz! , Heidi Uys, said, "in reality, making Reality TV takes you on a huge adventure into the great unknown.

"Every day, fantastic stories unfold as real people live out in a landscape that has been designed for them. Neither they, nor the director know their destiny until it's discovered on camera everyday - it is riveting stuff and not for the faint-hearted."

Executive Producer, Sistaz! and CEO EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu, said, "We wanted to make Reality TV that thrilled, with a great storyline, the glamour the gloss. We wanted to showcase the best of Lagos; that many would watch globally and say, is that really Lagos?

"Is that really Nigeria? Is that really Africa? And we will say, yes it is!!! We wanted to reveal an Africa never portrayed by most mainstream western media channels."

EbonyLife TV is Africa's first Global Black Media and Entertainment Channel set to broadcast pan-Africa wide on the DSTV platform, and globally on Sky TV in the UK and DISH in the United States, with roll out plans also spanning Brazil, Canada and other parts of Europe.

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