Netflix will on Friday, March 18, launch its first African reality show, “Young, Famous, & African.”
The unscripted show is expected to serve viewers the best of entertainment created around some top African entertainers.
The seven-episode glamorous reality series, stars Khanyi Mbau (South Africa), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Annie Macaulay-Idibia (Nigeria), 2Baba (Nigeria), Zari the Boss Lady (Uganda), Naked DJ (South Africa), Nadia Nakai, Swanky Jerry (Nigeria), Andile Ncube (South Africa), and Kayleigh Schwark (South Africa).
“Here we go!!!! A first of its kind!!… 1st global reality show!!! ” cast, Andile Ncube said.
Why these names
“We selected a group of connected high profile friends who are Pan African and building their brands in South Africa. Our casts come from West Africa, East Africa and South Africa. ”
“Each cast member is relevant because of their profile and the work they have done in the media. Our selection criteria were mainly focused on the industry our casts occupied and also their interrelationships with each other. ” Peace Hyde the shows co-creator and executive producer told Africanews.
In this series, fans get exclusive insight into the luxurious lifestyles of these African stars in Johannesburg, South Africa. You will learn about their rivalries, new friendships, romantic connections, and exquisite tea spills.
“This has been a labour of love that has finally become a reality. Growing up in the U.K, there were no glitzy and sexy images of Africa; all we saw were the stereotypical images that have been propelled in the media for years.
Young, Famous & African presents an Africa that is vibrant, beautiful, glossy, and sexy to the world.” Peace Hyde said.