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What to expect from Netflix’s first reality show



Clear your schedule and set your reminders for Netflix’s first African reality show, Young, Famous & African, set to grace your screens on March 18.

Also known as real-life soap, this glitzy reality series follows a group of young, wealthy and famous A-list media personalities, such as South African rapper Nadia Nakai, 2Baba and Andile Ncube.

Netflix announced that Young, famous and African will be simultaneously available worldwide on the day of premiere to more than 214 million subscribers in more than 190 countries.

The seven-episode reality show is produced by Urban Brew Studios, along with executive producers Martin Asare Amankwa and Peace Hyde.

“It’s really exciting to be able to give the world an exclusive look into the lives of Africa’s best celebrities and socialites.

Young, famous and African is a representation of a world never seen before, with authentic stories and unparalleled access to some of the most celebrated celebrities,” said Asare Amankwa.

What to expect

Featuring an unabashed African cast, viewers can expect this unscripted series to keep them glued to their screens as new friendships and romantic connections are formed.

The long-awaited answers to the controversies in which the African stars found themselves will be spilled, so get your popcorn ready.

Your favorite A-list personalities from across the African continent will provide viewers with the best in-class entertainment with a look into their lives at the highest level.

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Meet the cast

The young and well-known cast consists of:

Khanyi Mbau

Khanyisile Mbau, commonly known as Khanyi Mbauis a renowned South African actress, social media personality, socialite, TV presenter and recording artist, with over 3.2 million followers on Khanyi Mbau Instagram page.

Being in the spotlight for almost 14 years doesn’t mean everyone knows everything about her life, though. This glamorous reality series allows viewers to get to know Khanyi better.

Diamond Platnumz

Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack popularly known by his stage name Diamond Platnumzis a Tanzanian bongo flava artist, dancer and philanthropist.

He was born and raised in tandaleDar es Salaam† He is the founder and CEO of WCB Wasafi Record label, Zoom Extra, Wasafi Bet and Wasafi Media.

Zari the Boss Lady

Zarina Hassan, commonly known as Zari the Boss Lady or Zari Hassan, is a Ugandan reality TV personality, entrepreneur, influencer, philanthropist and musician. She lives in South Africa where most of her businesses and home are located.

“I’m so excited that people see how much of ourselves we’ve put into this show and show our true, authentic trials and tribulations. Young, famous and African will give our fans an inside look at our very entertaining, very busy lives,” said Boss Lady.

Without giving too much away, these are some other key cast members that will have you hooked and wanting more:

Annie Macaulay-Idibia2Babanaked DJNadia Nakaictight jerryAndile Ncube and Kayleigh Schwark

“We thank all the cast members who gave their time and gave us a glimpse into their lives.

Young, famous and African is a wild luxury ride, a journey well worth it,” concludes executive producer Adelaide Joshua Hill.

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