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Uti Nwachukwu to host RHOL reunion

Uti Nwachukwu

Nigerian media personality Uti Nwachukwu will host a reunion show featuring the stars of reality series The Real Housewives of Lagos, to be carried by African streamer Showmax.

The reunion show will be made available on Showmax on July 1 and 8, shortly after the conclusion of the The Real Housewives’ first season.

The series follows the opulent lives of six of the most glamorous women in Lagos: Carolyna Hutchings, Laura Ikeji-Kanu, Chioma Ikokwu, Toyin Lawani-Adebayo, Iyabo Ojo and Mariam Timmer.

The reunion will see the women sit down with the Big Brother Africa 5 winner to discuss issues raised by the series and situations that happened off-camera.

Nwachukwu said: “The Real Housewives of Lagos has been a huge part of my Fridays since it premiered and I’m so excited to be able to sit down with the amazing cast to talk about the show.

“Being a lover of reality TV and also an ex-participant of a reality show myself, this feels like home and I will definitely be having a good time speaking to the ladies at this reunion.”

“The first season of The Real Housewives of Lagos has been really exciting. The decision to have Uti host the reunion was just perfect as he is a product and lover of reality TV and has the right energy to anchor the show,” said Candice Fangueiro, head of content at Showmax Africa.

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Showmax lines up new African titles


African streaming service Showmax has lined up a number of African titles that will air on its platform this month.

They include the new drama series Umbuso, which will premiere on April 3; season two of MnaKwethu Happily Ever After on April 7; The Real Housewives of Lagos on April 8; new South African drama series Umkhokha on 11 April; and S3 of Gomora on April 25.

Umbuso follows a street-smart businessman and a politician, two old comrades determined to secure a post-struggle legacy for themselves and their families. The show stars Sphamandla Dhludhlu, Bathabile Mashigo and Bahumi Mhlongo.

MnaKwethu Happily Ever After is a reality show hosted by Musa Mseleku about polygamy. In this new season, viewers will learn of family rejection and unexpected break-ups. The show features Qondanisa, Ngiga, Dulas and Bheki Cele.

The Real Housewives of Lagos is the first Nigerian instalment and 16th international version of the award-winning Real Housewives franchise from the US, and follows the success of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real Housewives of Durban.

The Real Housewives of Lagos follows the opulent lives of six of the most glamorous women in Nigeria’s capital city, namely businesswoman Carolyna Hutchings, influencer Laura Ikeji-Kanu, lawyer and luxury hair brand owner Chioma Ikokwu, celebrity stylist Toyin Lawani-Adebayo, Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo and PR expert Mariam Timmer.

The show will be available exclusively on Showmax in more than 40 African countries.

Umkhokha, meanwhile, revolves around the bitter feud between two families vying for control of a church after the untimely death of its leader. It stars casts including Deli Malinga, S’Thandiwe Kgoroge, Linda Sokhulu, Nay Maps, Sibongile Ngubane and Kwezi Ndlovu. It is directed by Menga Nhlabathi and executive produced by Mandla KaNozulu and Nathi Ngwane.

Lastly, Gomora traces the inequality between rich and poor, following the lives of two families and how their worlds collide. It stars Connie Chiume, Katlego Danke and Zolisa Xaluva.

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Showmax meets Real Housewives of Lagos

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African SVoD service Showmax has commissioned the first Nigerian version of NBCUniversal’s format The Real Housewives.

Produced by Livespot 360, The Real Housewives of Lagos gives an insight into the opulent and glamourous lives of some of the most affluent women in Lagos. It is set to debut early 2022 as a Showmax Original.

The Real Housewives of Lagos will be the second Showmax Original reality series from Nigeria, following I Am Laycon, starring Big Brother Naija S5 winner Lekan Agbeleshe, which launched in February 2021.

The Nigerian version is the third African instalment of the Real Housewives franchise, following The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real Housewives of Durban.

Showmax has also commissioned a second season of The Real Housewives of Durban, produced by Let It Rain Films, with Thumeka Hlotshana attached to direct and Lee Doig (Survivor USA) creative directing.

The Real Housewives format is shopped internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group, and the Nigerian version is the format’s 16th international adaptation.

“We’ve seen audiences across Africa devour The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real Housewives of Durban,” said Candice Fangueiro, head of content at the MultiChoice-owned streamer Showmax.

“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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