The highly anticipated reality TV show, ‘The Real Housewives of Nairobi’, is now in production.
Confirming the news, streaming service Showmax said it has partnered with NBC Universal Formats to debut the Nairobi franchise as the 22nd international version of ‘The Real Housewives’ format and the sixth to be adapted in Africa.
The Real Housewives of Nairobi builds on the success of ‘The Real Housewives of Johannesburg’, which was one of the 10 most streamed domestic series on Showmax in 2019, as well as Durban (RHOD) and Lagos (RHOLagos), which both broke records on Showmax.
Showmax Content Specialist in East Africa, Denise Mwende, said: “As an African streaming platform, Showmax is dedicated to telling diverse African stories, and celebrity reality TV remains a genre that excites our viewers across Africa. We love to watch other people’s lives, and The Real Housewives of Nairobi is a chance to get a much closer look at Nairobi’s elite.”
The show is being produced by Eugene Mbugua’s D & R Studios (formerly Young Rich Television), the production company behind Kenya’s biggest docu-reality shows such as Kyallo Kulture, Sol Family, Roast House, Stori Yangu and Our Perfect Wedding.
Mbugua noted that casting has already been done and told fans what they can expect.
“The team at D & R Studios is very excited about the opportunity to produce The Real Housewives of Nairobi,” said Mbugua.
“There is quite a bit of pressure from the audience to deliver a stellar show but if what we have seen in the casting process is anything to go by, Nairobi promises to hold its own. Fans can expect surprises in everything, from the choice of the cast to the storylines. The Real Housewives of Nairobi is going to be the show to watch,” the filmmaker added.
The ‘Real Housewives of Nairobi’ will debut in 2023 as a Showmax Original.
Nairobi tuko area! 📍 The Real Housewives of Nairobi are coming to Showmax! 🔥🙌🏾
— Showmax Kenya (@ShowmaxKenya) September 21, 2022