About Us

FirstBank is passionate about the arts, and is partnering with EbonyLife TV, under the First@arts strategic initiative, to produce ‘FirstStars’, a reality TV show and a feature length movie. ‘FirstStars’, is designed to recognize and support the discovery and management of talented youth in the film industry. The search is open to all Nigerians through a series of auditions and challenges, to identify the brightest talents in five categories: Director, Producer, Art Director, Script Writer and Actor. The winners will be rewarded with cash prizes.

The reality series will be highly engaging as it will capture the process of selecting the best talents, inviting the audience to go on an emotional journey of ‘passion’ and ‘people’, two core values of FirstBank. The identified stars will be mentored by professionals and will work together on a feature length movie to be premiered by FirstBank and shown on television and in theatres.

FirstBank is committed to promoting the Creative Arts industry through its strategic initiative- First@arts by which it fosters arts and preserves cultural heritage.


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Meet The Judges


Deyemi Okanlawon

Theatre and Voice Actor

Deyemi Okanlawon is a Nigerian born Film, TV, Theatre and Voice actor. A Chemical Engineering graduate …

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Tosin Otudeko

Writer and Producer

Tosin Otudeko is a writer and producer with a catalogue of songs, Poems and on-going projects in theatre and film.

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Tolulope Ajayi

Producer and Film Maker

Tolu is an accomplished and knowledgeable creative professional with a wealth of experience…

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Theo Lawson


Theo Lawson, Architect, works in Lagos, Nigeria. Studied architecture at the Architectural Association …

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Iretiola Doyle

Writer, Actor, Producer and Presenter

An accomplished writer, actor, producer and presenter; IRETIOLA DOYLE was born on the 3rd of May…

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Walter Adawaribi Taylaur (Waltbanger)

Producer, Director and Screenwriter

Walter is an award-winning Producer, Director & Screenwriter. He has worked on a array of productions…

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Omotola Jalade Ekeinde




FirstStars e-Invite - Microsite

Who wins the Maiden Edition of FirstStars Reality TV Show?

As the FirstStars Reality TV show-an initiative of FirstBank in partnership with EbonyLife TV peaks with the Cinema Premiere on Wednesday December 16th 2016 at the IMAX Cinemas, amidst high...

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Episode Guide

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the airing of the FirstStars Reality TV Show has been postponed. New dates will be communicated subsequently. Please bear with us.


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