Sit tight Naija! you guys are about to get your own version of The Real Housewives show.
NBCUniversal and ShowMax have confirmed that they’ll be bringing a Nigerian-styled version of the hit show which will premiere in 2022. The show which has been a success in Africa with “Real Housewives of Johannesburg” and “Real Housewives of Durban” will now have a Nigerian version dubbed “Real Housewives of Lagos” (RHOL).
“We’ve seen audiences across Africa devour The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real Housewives of Durban,” says Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s head of content. “The Real Housewives franchise lends itself to localisation and we know our audience is going to love seeing the show reinvented Naija-style. We can’t wait to show the continent – and the world – another side of Lagos, with all the drama, high fashion and luxury you’d expect from The Real Housewives franchise.”
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“We are so proud to build on the international success of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and Durban with our partner Showmax,” added Ana Langenberg, SVP, Format Sales & Production, NBCUniversal International Formats.
“The vibrancy of Lagos and its rich culture, fashion and opulence makes for the perfect setting for the show. We also can’t wait to see the second season of Durban come to life and deliver fans all over the world even more extravagance and entertainment.”
Real Housewives of Lagos will be produced by Nigerian digital entertainment company LiveSpot. This will be ShowMax’s second Nigerian show following BBNaija reality star and musicians’ “I Am Laycon”. Another Showmax show, “Ghana Jollof” with comedian Basketmouth as its producer is also in the works.
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