Meet the SA celebs on Netflix’s first African reality show, to debut in March 2022


South Africa is well represented on Netflix’s first African reality show, Young, Famous & African which is to debut on March 18, 2022.

News about the show has been flying on the internet since last year with people expressing anticipation.

Taking to social media, Khanyi Mbau who is one of the cast announced the show on her social media platform on Monday.

AND HERE WE ARE!!! AFRICAN ALL STARS!!!! The first African global reality show! YOUNG FAMOUS AND AFRICAN,” she wrote.

Other South Africans on the show are Andile Ncube, Naked DJ, Kayleigh Schwark and Nadia Nakai.

The seven-episode glamorous reality series, also stars Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Annie Macaulay-Idibia (Nigeria), 2Baba (Nigeria), Zari the Boss Lady (Uganda), Swanky Jerry (Nigeria).


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Martin Asare Amankwa and Peace Hyde who are co-creators and Executive Producers of the show, they 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.”

Peace Hyde said, “This has been a labour of love that has finally become a reality. 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.”

While Adelaide Joshua Hill, Executive Producer, 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 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.”

Zari the Boss Lady (Uganda) who is a member of the cast said, “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”.


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