Activities to mark the anniversary include a 7-week TV reality show called ‘The Search’, a press conference, and an anniversary dinner to wrap up the program of events.
Call for audition is currently on till 30th of April, while the audition proper is scheduled for 22nd of May, 2017. “The Search” Premiere set to introduce the Contestants who will compete to emerge as the host for the show will follow on 18 June, 2017.
The event will come to climax with Agatha Amata Farewell Recording as host of “Inside-out with Agatha” themed “Nigeria Beyond Oil: The Future” and an Anniversary dinner, both slated for 4th of August, 2017.
Agatha Amata, founder and presenter of Inside Out, disclosed her plans to step aside from presenting the program so as to give younger people an opportunity.
“The purpose of the reality TV show is to call on young Nigerians who are passionate about carrying on with the legacy of the program. I am not concerned if the next person to take the presenter role is either male or female, but the perfect feet to be someone who is passionate about people (in line with the vision of the program: Touching Lives, Changing Society),” Amata said. “As Inside Out celebrates her 20th anniversary, we are excited at the development we have recorded so far and we use this opportunity to appreciate everyone, including corporate bodies who have contributed to the success of our program”.
Inside Out with Agatha@20 is proudly endorsed by The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
About Agatha Amata
Agatha Amata is a Media Expert & Consultant, TV & Movie Producer, Seasoned Speaker, Entrepreneur and a Philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show “Inside-Out with Agatha” and “Inside-out Extra”, the longest running independent talk show(s) on Nigerian television which she hosted for 20years.
She is also the Managing Director of Inside-Out Media Ltd, a media consultancy and production outfit based in Lagos, Nigeria, which birthed RAVE TV (www.raveng.tv), an interactive television platform on DTT (transmitting on GOTV (CH113), Startimes (CH125), MYTV and Abuja DSO Free TV (CH 745) in Lagos and a Radio station situated in Asaba, Delta state, Nigeria: TREND FM 100.9 offering a package of audience participatory and educative content that cuts across the African borders.
Her love and passion for the youths, women and humanity endeared the extension of the vision to founding a Non-Governmental Organisation known as Foundation For Effective Socio-Economic Change In Africa (FESECA) through which she hopes to employ the media as an effective tool for societal moral rearmament.
She is a member of the Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria (EMCOAN), Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria(APCON), Women In Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) and is affiliated to the following non-governmental organisations: Project Alert, Media Concern Initiative and Gold Crest Foundation for women & Children.