Last week Thursday, RedTV hosted a private screening and red carpet premiere of its reality TV series, Here and Now The Adventures of TASA at the Filmhouse Cinemas Lekki, Lagos. Here and Now tells the story of 4 friends – Taje, Amiola, Seyitan and Ajifa who together make up the acronym, TASA – who embark on a fun adventure of travelling the African continent.  At the beginning of the first episode, viewers were introduced to the girls with their distinct personalities:

Taje – fashion
Amiola- artsy
Seyitan – Foodie
Ajifa – Music


The reality show which has Bola Attah as its executive producer, left us somewhat confused at the beginning and gave the vibe of a “make believe” reality show. The screening showed us just the first episode after which Attah came up to give a speech and take us into how the show was birthed.  She disclosed that the show wasn’t scripted as the girls have been friends since college in real life.  However, it wasn’t until the show had gone on for about 25 minutes that we could feel the rapport and togetherness that the real-life friends shared, some scenes felt forced and not well represented.


Production wise, the video was sharp but the audio was hot, loud and all over the place making it feel like the girls were shouting rather than conversing with each other.

“Why is UBA supporting this? This is what we stand for, to develop and showcase Africa because we believe in Africa and her talents” – CEO, UBA, Kennedy Uzoka

Tony Elumelu who thoroughly enjoyed himself added  “We like to create platforms for People to succeed and be themselves”.

Some fun interjections from the UBA Chairman, Tony Elumelu during the talk after the screening confirmed that the Africapitalist enjoyed the show and remembered every scene from it.

See some more photos from the well planned and packaged event below:

The always dapper Alibaba
Photographer, Metezy was also at the screening
1/4 of TASA, Seyitan looked gorgeous
TASA – The show will air online at RedTV for the next 8 weeks.
It was a great time to chat, eat finger food and network
Mo’Abudu, Betty Irabor, Noble Igwe and more were amongst the public figures who graced the event
Omawumi Ogbe with Alibaba
One thing is certain, these girls know how to have fun and we look forward to following their adventures
Champagne, cocktails, and lots of finger foods were made available for guests at the IMAX VIP lounge before and after the screening

It’s a breath of fresh air and have the makings of what could be one of Africa’s best reality TV shows if done right. For this, we give it a solid 7/10 with hopes that it would pick up more steam in the next 8 weeks. Here and Now, The Adventures of TASA premieres on RedTV today, the 13th of December; be sure to see it. See the trailer below

All photos taken by GLAZIA using a mobile phone. 

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