A popular international television game show in the United States of
America (USA), Family Feud, has landed in Africa. It made its
footprints in South-Africa and Ghana, thereby giving Africans an
opportunity to participate in the game. Family Feud Africa will be the
first international version of the show hosted by Steve Harvey.
This announcement was made on the Instagram page of the TV show,
urging Ghanaians, South-Africans to join the show. All other African
countries that have the show within their reach can also enjoy the
The game show with international recognition has been on air in the
US since 1976 with Steve Harvey as the host since 2010, and has
recorded success. The show has seen exponential ratings increases
under Harvey, and he is on track to become the longest-serving host in
Family Feud history. The iconic show has generated adaptations in over
50 international markets, and a beloved part of people’s lives, from
generation to generation.
The programme features two families compete by responding to certain
survey questions in order to win cash and prizes.
According to Steve Harvey, “Bringing Family Feud to Africa has long
been a dream of mine. I believe Family Feud will become a household
name for local African 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.”
The local version of Family Feud commenced production in Johannesburg
in the last quarter of 2019 and has started airing in Africa by the
second quarter of 2020. It was produced in South Africa by Rapid Blue.
Rapid Blue, part of the BBC Studios international family of production
companies have a strong legacy of producing award-winning localized
African versions of international formats, including Dancing with
Stars, X-Factor, Got Talent, Shark Tank, Come Dine With Me, Project
Runway and First Dates.