Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Olayinka Epega, PR Executive
(Content Multichoice)
A-list Event Planner, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zapphaire recently played a cameo role on Tinsel, appearing as herself and planning Fred and Sheila's wedding and guess what...Funke loved it and so did we at Seriously Doughnuts..in fact we absolutely love Tinsel...(I'm slowly getting into it...its the Naija equivalent of Dallas)
Tinsel, Nigeria’s No.1 world-class daily soap opera, recently held auditions on the 25th and 26th of March at 3 Locations in Lagos. As per usual, my team and I where on the town and made a stopover at one of the audition locations, The Protea Hotels, Maryland. First, we spoke with the lovely Olayinka Epega, PR Executive (Content-Multichoice) to understand the idea behind holding auditions across Lagos (and Abuja). Olayinka, kindly obliged, explaining that the much loved MNet Africa daily soap opera, the first of its kind in Nigeria (and the first to be shot on HD) was gearing up for a new season, hence there were valid expectations to grow the cast in line with new roles that would no doubt emerge, hence the auditions were being organised to find the very best actors and actresses to compliment the existing all-star cast.

And as you can imagine it was packed with many hopefuls who arrived pretty early and as a crowd quickly built up, you could feel the passion (and tension) in the air. All armed with auditioning forms and pictures ready for the judges, I asked a few of the attendees why they wanted to join the Tinsel cast and the responses where unanimous - The Tinsel production was top notch and joining the cast would be every Actor and Actresses dream come true.

I was particularly impressed at the zeal and energy of the hopefuls and interestingly enough, there were seasoned actors and actresses as well as new faces  at the auditions hoping to get a shot at joining the Tinsel cast..With a little help from my team, I spotted Boma Mac-Ake from The Next Movie Star Africa as well as  Eyo Eminue, 2nd Runner up, MTN Project Fame West Africa, Gabriel Afolayan (of the famous Afolayan Acting Family) but for me the most interesting person I saw  was MTN BEST MALE MODEL of 2010 Evangelist Eric Adebayo Taylor...(He is the suited good looking older man in the MTN Smartlink  advert on billboards all across Lagos)...in my opinion he would make a really rich father figure or businessman in Tinsel...Ohhh! I hope he gets through the auditions ...

So, here’s wishing all those BOLD actors and actresses who went to the auditions following their dreams good success...No doubt many out there will become some of Nigeria’s future stars ...
Look out for the full coverage in Ovation Mag..
So peeps, what would you do to chase or follow your own dreams???? While you consider your answer, here are a few of dream chasers I saw and loved at the auditions...Guys and girls, Ladies and Gentlemen...Seriously Doughnuts salutes you...

 I love this advert featuring - Evangelist Eric Adebayo Taylor.
He also came to follow his dream of acting....he was such an eloquent gentleman...

Thompson Ogunyemi (Member of Tinsel cast), yours truly and Evangelist Eric Adebayo Taylor
( He is the model in the MTN advert above), he was ever so polite too....!!!

  Eyo Eminue (2nd Runner up, MTN Project Fame West Africa) 
and Boma Mac-Ake (The Next Movie Star Africa)
Gabriel Afolayan (of the famous Afolayan Acting Family)

Representing ALL the Lagos fine boys, Camera shy,  Deji Ipaye
Lovely Georgina Ibeh

The Fabulous, Chikaodi Amadi

The Real Superman, William Eze
The gorgeous, Princess Ogbaji
What would you do to follow your dreams???
Do you think you're too old for your dreams??
Would you boldly tell friends what you dream to be?



  1. I definitely champion people to follow their dreams. All the best to us all!

  2. All the best to everyone that went for the audition, on a side note just appreciating God's work....Gabriel Afolayan is a cutie


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