NBC Universal Format and Showmax bring “The Real Housewives” to Lagos

The Real Housewives of Lagos will debut as a Showmax Originals in 2022. After breaking Showmax’s record in South Africa earlier this year, the leading African streaming service has renewed The Real Housewives of Durban for a second season as well.

After being successful in 50 countries in Africa, the first season of “The Real Housewives of Durban” was released in several international territories.

On behalf of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, Jersey, Durban and Melbourne, it’s time to take a look back at the lavish lives of some of Lagos’s richest women.

Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOL) will be the first Nigerian installment of the award-winning franchise, to be distributed internationally by NBC Universal Formats, a division of Universal Studios Group. It is also the 16th international edition of the Real Housewives format and the third to be adapted in Africa.

RHOL builds on the success of the first and second African editions. The Real Housewives of Johannesburg was among the 10 most-streamed home 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. Successfully sold in 50 countries on Hue as well as Africa in 27 international territories including Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore and the Philippines. The second season of the hit show will return to Showmax early next year.

“We have seen audiences across Africa watching The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and The Real Housewives of Durban,” said Candice Vanguero, Head of Content at Showmax. “The Real Housewives franchise lends itself to captioning and we know our viewers will love watching the show that recreated 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. “

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“We are extremely proud of the international success of Real Housewives of Johannesburg and Durban along with our partner Showmax,” said Anna Langenberg, Senior Vice President, Sales and Production Coordination, NBCUniversal International Formats. “The vibrancy, rich culture, fashion and grandeur of Lagos provide the perfect setting for the show. We cannot wait to see the second season of Durban come alive and bring even more extravagance and entertainment to fans around the world. Can.”

RHOL is produced by Livespot 360. RHOD is produced by Let It Rain Films, with Thumeka Halotshana for the second season live and Emmy Award winner Lee Doig (Survivor USA) as creative direction.

The second season of RHOL and RHOD will be available on Showmax for the first time in more than 40 African countries in early 2022. Following the success of “I’m Laykon”, RHOL will be the second reality series of Showmax Originals in Nigeria starring Big Brother Naija, season five winner Lekan Agbeleshe, who set a Nigerian record on the first day of Showmax in February 2021 . .

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