British-Ghanaian education activist, media entrepreneur and motivational speaker Peace Hyde is set to create and executive produce an unscripted TV series for Netflix titled Young, Famous & African.
The series will feature superstars from Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania, including Diamond Platnumz, Annie Macaulay Idibia, Swanky Jerry, Nadia Nakai, Khanyi Mbau, Andile Ncube and Naked DJ.
Netflix said of the show: “This reality series follows a group of famed, affluent young media stars in Johannesburg as they build careers, look for love and rekindle old flames.”
Hyde took to Instagram to say: “We are making African history, telling our stories and I am so honoured, excited and ready. It’s been a lot of sleepless nights and early mornings but the dream has finally paid off.
“Excited to finally share that I am a creator and executive producer of the first ever Netflix Original African reality TV series, Young, Famous & African, starring this phenomenal superstar cast. Get ready world, the Africans are coming.”
The series is set for release on the streaming platform in early 2022.
The second season of business magazine Forbes Africa’s flagship TV show My Worst Day with Peace Hyde will premiere in May.
Produced in partnership with automotive company GAC Motors, the show will air exclusively on CNBC Africa, on channel 410 of MultiChoice-owned pay TV platform DStv.
The show, which profiled numerous African business moguls including Aliko Dangote and Folorunsho Alakija in its first season in 2016, is hosted by Forbes Africa’s correspondent and head of digital media and partnerships Peace Hyde.
It sees leading African business moguls and billionaires reveal their most challenging day in business in an interview format.
“The Forbes Africa brand is renowned for its quality and prestige and we believe the partnership with GAC sits well with the brand,” said Frederic Vandevyver, executive director at CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa.
“These are the types of people you do not hear from on a daily basis and for one programme to be able to pull them together at the same time is a feat worth celebrating.”