Nigeria’s longest running talk show, Inside Out with Agatha, has announced plans for the celebration fo it’s 20th anniversary with a 6-week long reality TV show tagged ‘The Search,’ to replace Agatha as the host of the show.
At a press conference held at RAVE TV office in Illupeju, Lagos, Agatha said ‘ We filmed the first episode of Inside Out with Agatha on 12 July 1997 and having done this for 20 years, I feel it’s time for me to step down. Inside Out is not just a program for me, it has become a passion which I have built in the past 20 years. The amount of things I have learned and done on the show has shaped the person I am today. So I decided for the 20th anniversary of the show, while I am still able to, to look for someone I can groom over the next two years to take over from me’
‘The search will not be the typical reality TV show, it is open to both sexes between the age of 25 and 35. Judges for the show will be those who have been with me over the years,’Agatha said, ‘I will draw them out from a pool of my old and current team members, viewers and fans, the people who really know the show, this way the most qualified person(s) will be chosen to replace me on the show. No price tag will be attached to ‘the search because I don’t want people to do this for money.’
When asked what are the biggest achievement has been, Agatha said her biggest achievement is touching the lives of people in different ways. On what she will miss after stepping down from the show, she said ‘I’ll miss the continuous learning and discoveries that come with the show.
Other activities to mark the 20th anniversary of the talk show includes a final recording/conference and an anniversary dinner on the 4th of August, 2017.
To register for ‘The Search,’ interested candidates should log on to www.raveng.tv/audition or send a mail with their name, picture, age and location to email@example.com using the subject #insideoutwithAgathaat20