Rapper Offset Hosting His Own Reality Series on Quibi
Offset may be one-third of the rap group Migos, but like Quavo and Takeoff, he’s been carving out his own niche in the entertainment space. Together, Migos members create music, launch businesses, and produce documentaries with other stars such as Pharrell Williams.
On the solo end, Offset is branching into television. Fans can get ready to tune in for his latest project on Quibi.
Offset is hosting his own Quibi series
Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, is growing his list of achievements by becoming an executive producer and host for a show on the Quibi platform.
Titled Skrrt with Offset, the unscripted series will feature guest appearances from his wife Cardi B, Dapper Dan, Jay Leno, Chance the Rapper, and Migos.
According to Quibi, Offset is a fan of cars and his garage has over 30 sports and luxury vehicles. This series follows him as he joins his celebrity and rapper friends—like Quavo, Lil Yachty and T-Pain—exploring all things cars.
In a statement, Offset said, “Quibi will give me a chance to connect with my fans in yet another way. They don’t know how much I know about cars for real. This platform will let them see there is more to me than just buying cars.”
Skrrt with Offset will drop in April on Quibi.
Offset made his acting debut on ‘NCIS’
Fans enjoyed seeing Offset in his first acting role on NCIS: Los Angeles. He appeared in the March 1 episode and played an undercover CIA agent named Kadri who wound up aiding the team on a rescue mission.
Offset shared that NCIS actor and fellow hip-hop artist LL Cool J was responsible for helping him get his foot in the door.
Though that guest spot marks his first television role, his project with Quibi falls under the “reality TV” umbrella, as do his two series with streaming platform Caffeine.
It’s obvious Offset is serious about expanding his reach in entertainment, as he recently inked a deal with UTA for representation, according to Billboard.
What is Quibi?
Quibi – short for “quick bites” – specializes in short-form content that’s viewed in increments generally no longer than 10 minutes.
A unique platform founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, Quibi is taking advantage of the mobile video space by bringing entertainment to the tiny screen on your phone.
It’s aiming for the millennial demographic – ages 18 to 35 – made up of people who tend to spend much of their time on the phone. Quibi plans to drop more than 8,000 pieces of content in its first year, which includes projects from Steven Spielberg, Zac Efron, Idris Elba, and Chrissy Teigen.
Each piece of content runs on its own daily or weekly schedule, and Quibi will only be available on mobile phones. Users can sign up for Quibi’s ad option for $4.99 per month or the ad-free version for $7.99 a month.
The platform officially launches on April 6 with 50 shows, including Skrrt with Offset. Currently, Quibi is running a pre-order special where you can try it out for free for 90 days.