antm*It’s about time someone recognizes the beautiful women overflowing in Africa.

Tyra Banks is pioneering her reality show in the Motherland with “Africa’s Next Top Model.”

The expansion is the fourth branch of her highly successful franchise. And so far, Tyra’s tapped Nigerian model Oluchi Onweagba Orlandi to serve as the host and co-producer.

“The African version of the franchise is long overdue and I expect the show to be a smashing success across the continent,” Oluchi said in a release.

Tyra also expressed her excitement for the new show via Twitter:

Twelve lucky beauties will be selected from eight countries throughout Africa, and like the American version, the ladies will compete in a number of photo shoots and challenges over the course of 10 episodes to see who makes it to the top.