“The Barman TV is a reality series born out of the idea that Africa is in need of a platform to develop and raise respect for the craft, this we feel will have more success than attempting to enlist African bartenders to international competitions as it does not provide a level playing field. We infused this serious agenda with a little bit of entertainment, nightlife and fashion and the TV show was born” explained Co-creator , Chioma Onyenwe of HA! HA! Media
The journey to find West Africa’s top bartender kicked off with auditions on the 30th of January with over 80 competing bartenders from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone & Liberia. The judges included Head Judge and Show Creator Caesario de-Mederios, Spirits Industry Professional, Founder AHL Marketing – a niche spirits activation agency operating in Nigeria, Ghana & Ivory coast, also a certified wine & spirits Educator, Lara Rawa, Lawyer & bartender, founder Enti cocktails and Lagos cocktail week & Chris Beaney, President of the Ghana Bartenders Guild and ex Manager Crazy Homies & Lucky 7 London
Experienced Spirit industry professional and TV Presenter, Mark Barrett also joins the cast of The Barman TV as Show Host
The season starts filming in April 2017.
The show has managed to attract the interest of several respected industry greats like; Hidetsugu Ueno who will be joining us from Tokyo, Dale Degroff, author of The Craft of the Cocktail and The Essential Cocktail and Tom Dyer multiple world flair champion who will be joining us from London to teach flair.
Brands who are interested in showcasing their products to trade and consumer audiences v as part of the televised show have a unique opportunity to do so by entering their brands as a featured product for use by the contestants in the course of their challenges and training. Registration is currently on-going at www.thebarmantv.com
The Barman TV is brought to you by HA! HA! Media. Telling stories is no joke but laughter is the best medicine. Ha!Ha! Media is primarily focused on creating original content for mixed media on the path of the less traveled story.