The Real Housewives of Lagos will appear as Showmax Original in 2022. The leading African streaming service has also renewed The Real Housewives of Durban for a second season, after the show broke Showmax records in South Africa earlier this year.
After its success in 50 countries in Africa, the first season of “The Real Housewives of Durban” was released in several international regions.
From the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Jersey, Durban and Melbourne, now is the time to take a peek into the opulent lives of some of Lagos’ richest women.
The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL) will be the first Nigerian installment of the award-winning franchise, which is distributed internationally by NBC Universal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group. This also marks the 16th international edition of the Real Housewives format and the third to be adapted in Africa.
RHOL builds on the success of its first and second African editions. The Real Housewives of Johannesburg was one of the 10 most streamed domestic 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. RHOD has since been launched. It has been successfully sold in 50 countries in Africa, as well as Hayu in 27 international regions, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore and the Philippines. The second season of the hit show returns to Showmax early next year.
“We’ve seen audiences across Africa gobble up The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real Housewives of Durban,” said Candice Vanguero, Showmax’s Head of Content. “The Real Housewives franchise lends itself to captions and we know our audience will love watching the show that has reinvented Naija’s style. We can’t wait to show the continent – and the world – a different side of Lagos, with all the drama, high fashion and luxury you’ve come to expect from The Real Housewives franchise.”
“We are very proud to build on the international success of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and Durban with our partner Showmax,” said Anna Langenberg, Senior Vice President, Sales and Production Coordination, NBCUniversal International Formats. “The vibrancy of Lagos, its rich culture, fashion and opulence provide the perfect setting for the show. We can’t wait to see the second season of Durban come to life and bring more extravagance and entertainment to audiences around the world.”
RHOL is produced by Livespot 360. RHOD is produced by Let It Rain Films, with Thumeka Hlotshana tied for second season live and Emmy Award winner Lee Doig (Survivor USA) creative directing.
The second season of RHOL and RHOD will be available for the first time on Showmax in over 40 African countries in early 2022. RHOL will be Showmax Original’s second reality series in Nigeria, following the success of “I Am LAYCON”, starring five-winning Big Brother Naija Players Lekan Agbeleshe, who set a Nigerian record on the first day of Showmax when it was released in February. 2021 launched.
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