Netflix’s latest addition to its growing slate of local content is the streaming platform’s first African reality TV series — Young, Famous & African. Created and executive produced by Peace Hyde, the show promises to give you top-tier, best-in-class variety entertainment as you get a glimpse into the lives of some of your favourite A-list personalities from all over the African continent.
From rivalries, new friendships and romantic connections forming, to stories that made the headlines, the series is unscripted and unapologetically African. Watch on as Khanyi Mbau, Diamond Platnumz, Annie Macaulay-Idibia, 2Baba, Zari the Boss Lady, Naked DJ, Nadia Nakai, Swanky Jerry, Andile Ncube and Kayleigh Schwark as they navigate South Africa, Nigeria, and East Africa. “I’m so excited for people to see how much of ourselves we poured into this show, showcasing our true, authentic trials and tribulations. Young, Famous & African will give our fans an insider look into our very entertaining, very busy lives,” said one of the reality TV stars, Zari the Boss Lady (Uganda).
Sharing his excitement about the seven-episode reality show produced by Urban Brew Studios, one of the co-creators and Executive Producers, Martin Asare Amankwa said; “It’s really exciting to be able to show the world an exclusive look into the lives of Africa’s top celebrities and socialites. Young, Famous & African is a depiction of a world that has never been seen before, highlighting authentic stories and unrivalled access to some of the most celebrated celebrities.”
For Hyde, the show is a labour of love that she can not wait for everyone to see. “Growing up in the U.K. there were no glitzy and sexy images of Africa, all we saw were the stereotypical images that have been propelled in the media for years. Young, Famous & African presents an Africa that is vibrant, beautiful, glossy and sexy to the world and we are super proud and excited for the world to see it,” she stated.
Adelaide Joshua Hill, Executive Producer also said, “We are thrilled to have been a part of this amazing show, it is wonderful to be able to show a different side of Africa to the world and highlight the amazing people we have on our continent. We thank each and every one of the cast members who gave of their time and allowed us a sneak peek into their lives. Young, Famous & African is a wild luxury ride, a trip that is worth the time.”
Young, Famous & African will be available globally on the 18th of March, 2022 to 214 million subscribers in over 190.
Catch your first look at the show by watching the newly released trailer here: