BY OBAJI AKPET, Lagos
Plans are rife for fast rising teen actor, Esther Bassey Isemin known in the entertainment industry as Esther-Whyte Bassey to birth her television show and formally lunch her path into television content production, even as she still holds onto her acting career.
The TV show titled ‘Esther-Whyte Teens Show’ is to be produced and anchored by the teen actor herself and expected to feature known figures in the Africa entertainment industry with love for teen growth.
Esther-Whyte told our correspondent recently, in Lagos after her attendance at Patotakin’s album listening party that her teen show comprises of two major segments; teen summit, the spotlight and game segment.
The teen summit, according to the teen producer cum actor, is a segment where teenagers on the show sit to discuss societal issues and as it affects them;
On the spotlight segment talented teenagers are expected to perform to showcase their talents with a hot sauce on rap and singing battles.
“Basically, the programme is to discover, display and empower talented teenagers in Africa,” said Esther-Whyte.
The first five episodes of the show is expected to be shot in the ancient city of Calabar as homage paying to the home city where she was born, grew and began honing her movie career.
As it stands, according to her, talks are being concluded with Multichoice, Africa’s lead terrestrial cable network providers and Esther-Whyte Teens show is expected to air on Africa Magic.
Recall Esther-Whyte recently featured as red carpet show anchor at the just concluded sixth edition of Nigeria Pitch Award for Nigeria’s Super Eagle players, hosting the show remained a very pivotal feat in the teen actor’s life.
After beginning her acting career in 2011 at age ten when she featured in blockbuster film, ‘Behind The Melody’ produced by Elizabeth Daniels and Directed by Moses Inwang; since then the teen actor had continued graced several movie screens including internationally acclaimed ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’.
Esther-Whyte added a new leaf in her professional career as producer when at age 16 when she produced her first film titled ‘Era of Errors,’ a movie she took a day job at an art gallery to fund just barely few days after concluding her secondary school; since then, the teen actor has kept her game.
In 2017 Esther-Whyte was awarded Most Outstanding Teen in Cross River and later in the same year converted the Nigerian Teens Choice Upcoming Actress for the year 2017. In 2018, she was featured amongst the Most Influential Teenagers in Nigeria on Africa Teen Vogue; and in 2019 Whyte topped the chart again of two prestigious awards Nigeria’s Choice Entertainer of the Year at the Nigerian Teens Choice Awards in Lagos and Teen Actor of the Year at the South South Achievers Award held in Calabar.
As Esther-Whyte births her maiden ‘Esther Whyte Teens Show,’ It is expected that wealth of achievements will play a major role in driving the show to success.
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