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Comedian, actor, and television show host Steve Harvey has completed a successful business move, which will link one of his biggest brands to the Motherland.
According to a number of national and international media outlets, Harvey, 62, recently obtained the rights to licence the game show Family Feud to other media licencees. Harvey has been the host of this popular game show for nearly a decade. He is one of the longest-serving hosts of Family Feud in the show’s history.
Harvey has contributed to the rising popularity of the show and has brought his hilarious brand of comedy to the television game’s dynamic. Through his multi-media company Steve Harvey Global, the entertainer is bringing Family Feud to a pair of countries located on the African continent (Ghana and South Africa).
In the near future, Harvey will also be hosting Africa-based episodes of Family Feud. Steve Harvey Global will be producing the shows in association with Rapid Blue Productions. This company is involved in entertainment production and distribution on the African continent.
Family Feud has been around since 1976. Since its U.S.-based launch, the game show has expanded and is currently available in over 70 international markets across the world. Harvey’s venture inside Africa will be the first-ever on the continent. In an official statement, Harvey said he has always wanted to bring Family Feud to Africa.
“Bringing Family Feud to Africa has long been a dream of mine. I believe Family Feud will become a household name for local South African and Ghanaian families. And this is just the beginning in Africa. I expect this show to lead to multiple media and business projects in and throughout the continent,” he said.
The first local episodes of Family Feud will be taped in Johannesburg, South Africa in late 2019. The show will start getting aired in Africa during the second quarter of 2020, according to BlackBusiness.com.