FAQS

No, not at all. BTA West Africa is proud to support equal opportunities, and welcomes all youths, regardless of their backgrounds and education levels.

The only requirement is that your presentation is unique, high octane and innovative – something that exudes your personality and passion.

Everyone has their own style and take on things. – So, make sure your personal attributes shine out. – These could be cool dance moves; the way you use the stage (for example, strutting up and down), how you include the audience, and so on.

One important stipulation is that what you wear it is appropriate for family-time TV. Note: if your outfit is unsuitable, then you will not be able to audition. Further, contestants are advised to bring a spare costume in case of anything unforeseen happening.

In addition to the, no clothing or items which show designer names; sports teams or corporate logos or names; copyrighted images; cartoon character images; celebrity images or names (even if the celebrity is not alive); or any words or messages which might be deemed inappropriate (for instance, if they could be classed as blasphemous or obscene). If you breach any of the, then you are likely to be asked to remove the item; turn the item inside out; or add additional clothing/material to cover the inappropriate surface.

Kindly cover your tattoo/s if they display: copyrighted images; cartoon character images; any corporate or sports logos or names; celebrity images or names (even if the celebrity is not alive); or unsuitable words or messages (such as obscenities).

In addition to the, no clothing or items which show designer names; sports teams or corporate logos or names; copyrighted images; cartoon character images; celebrity images or names (even if the celebrity is not alive); or any words or messages which might be deemed inappropriate (for instance, if they could be classed as blasphemous or obscene). If you breach any of the, then you are likely to be asked to remove the item; turn the item inside out; or add additional clothing/material to cover the inappropriate surface.

While BTA West Africa producers like to keep the auditions’ allocated time slots running to schedule, every contestant must plan to keep the entire day (usually from 9am to 5pm) open. This is since technical, and other problems frequently cause delays. If in some instances, you are given a particular time to attend, it is hard to predict exactly how long you will have to wait, because the time that you will be told to attend, will not be your audition time. The BTA West Africa team uses these times to help modulate contestants’ arrivals. In some cases, participants will be auditioned based on first come, first seen. Note: please ensure that you arrive at the time you are given. Further, please leave home and enter the audition building already in your performance outfit/costume.

In addition to the, no clothing or items which show designer names; sports teams or corporate logos or names; copyrighted images; cartoon character images; celebrity images or names (even if the celebrity is not alive); or any words or messages which might be deemed inappropriate (for instance, if they could be classed as blasphemous or obscene). If you breach any of the, then you are likely to be asked to remove the item; turn the item inside out; or add additional clothing/material to cover the inappropriate surface.

Once contestants have been given a comprehensive background check by the screening committee, they will then be issued with a BTA West Africa Pass/tag. Then, when the participants are called up to the stage, they will go forward to give a 5-minute demonstration to BTA West Africa’s panel of judges and industry experts.

In addition to the, no clothing or items which show designer names; sports teams or corporate logos or names; copyrighted images; cartoon character images; celebrity images or names (even if the celebrity is not alive); or any words or messages which might be deemed inappropriate (for instance, if they could be classed as blasphemous or obscene). If you breach any of the, then you are likely to be asked to remove the item; turn the item inside out; or add additional clothing/material to cover the inappropriate surface.

Each year’s competition kicks off with two rounds of auditions. The first round, which is referred to as “open auditions,” is held inside small venues which are attended by BTA West Africa producers.
By contrast, the second round, known as the “First Straw,” is held the following year (in convention halls and theatres, in select cities such as Pretoria, Nairobi, and Lagos), during the months of January and February.

The essential details comprise information about who is performing, and whether they are a single person; a pair or trio of performers, or a large or small group; the participants’ age, hometown, general background, the type of act that will be performing; and any experience they may have in their chosen talent.

If you are faced with a sudden issue, and cannot make your audition on time, then please notify the BTA West Africa team as soon as possible. This can be done by emailing info@foremediagroup.com

No, this is not permitted due to the regulations, as well as limited availability and venue space.