Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s head of programming, said that the Nigerian hit TV show “The Real Housewives of Lagos” will premiere as a Showmax Original in early 2022.
The Real Housewives of Durban was also renewed for Season 2 by the top African streaming service, according to Fangueiro, after the show shattered Showmax records earlier this year in South Africa.
She stated that “The Real Housewives of Durban Season 1” had premiered in a number of international areas following its popularity in 50 African countries.
” We have seen what The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Jersey, Durban, and Melbourne get up to.
” Now it’s time to take a peek inside the opulent lives of some of the most affluent women in Lagos.
” The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL) will be the first Nigerian installment of the award-winning franchise, which is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group.
” This also marks the 16th international version of The Real Housewives format and the third to be adapted in Africa.
” RHOL will build on the success of the first two African editions,” he said.
According to him, The Real Housewives of Johannesburg was one of the 10 most streamed local series on Showmax in 2019, while The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) broke records when it launched on the African streaming service in January 2021.
RHOL and RHOD Season 2 will be available first on Showmax in more than 40 African countries in early 2022.
RHOL will be the second Showmax Original reality series in Nigeria, following on from the success of I Am LAYCON, starring Big Brother Naija Season Five winner, Lekan Agbeleshe, which set a Nigerian first-day record for Showmax when it launched in February 2021.