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Meet The Cast Of Netflix’s Young, Famous & African, Your Next Reality Show Binge.

Posted On : March 21, 2022

Oscar Alochi


Young, Famous & African should be on your list if you’re looking for a reality show that evokes luxury and success among the African elite. The new Netflix reality show follows a group of successful African entertainers and business owners in Johannesburg, South Africa. The show has all the ingredients for a juicy reality Netflix binge: a dash of glamour, a dash of mess, and a heaping spoonful of drama.

Viewers who have been waiting for a show to bring the elements of successful series such as Bling Empire and Selling Sunset to the African continent will be excited to meet the eccentrically vibrant cast of Young, Famous & Africans.

Learn about them by visiting this page.

1. Zari Hassan, the Boss Lady

The Tanzanian entrepreneur, also known as Zari Hassan, likes to be known for her business acumen – but as we see on the show, she also earns a reputation for the drama that surrounds her. Throughout the series, Zari is frequently on the receiving end of a squabble with other cast members, such as Annie and Khanyi.

Zari co-parents with Diamond while also exchanging glances with Andile after a public breakup and cheating scandal with her ex-husband, the father of two of her five children.

2. Diamond Platnumz

Diamond is a Tanzanian playboy who brings Hollywood stardom wherever he goes, thanks to his 13 million social media followers and even the occasional military detail due to his Rihanna-level fandom. He co-parents two children with his ex-wife Zari Hassan and returns to Johannesburg to be closer to his family despite the tumultuous relationship riddled with infidelity, but that becomes a little hazy when he goes after Nadia and Zari has close encounters with Andile.


3. Nadia Nakai

Nadia is a fashionable woman who enjoys fast cars and having a good time. The successful first-generation South African-Zimbabwean rapper and entertainer is self-assured, which is how she met American rapper Vic Mensa, whose father is from Ghana.

(However, she did confirm that they split up in August.) Nadia is close to Khanyi and also receives sweet gestures from Diamond while he is in Johannesburg.

4. Andile Ncube

On the surface, the quiet, dapper entrepreneur appears to be excellent and easygoing, but he can get himself into trouble with women. He frequently discusses scandalous relationships with his two friends, Diamond and Naked, throughout the series.

With his constant advances on the Tanzanian entrepreneur despite his close friendship with Diamond, things get very interesting and serious between him and Zari.

5. Khanyi Mbau
Some may refer to her as a golddigger, but she prefers to be referred to as astute and capable of getting things done. Khanyi, the group’s self-proclaimed OG, embodies the type of wealth she seeks in the men she pursues.

The self-assured South African actress, media personality, and businesswoman confront her golddigger reputation head-on, refusing to apologize for knowing what she wants and setting the bar high for men who fancy her. She isn’t afraid to express her feelings for her younger boyfriend, an alleged fugitive, and hooks up with her friends – regardless of their marital status.


6. Naked

Naked (real name Quinton Masina) is a successful DJ who lives life to the fullest. Despite having complete control over his life, his relationship with Kayleigh Schwark, 28, is rocky. Outside of his romance, Naked is frequently the voice of reason for friends like Diamond and Andile when it comes to disagreements involving multiple women.

7. Kayleigh Schwark

The fitness fanatic and semiprofessional soccer player is attempting to start a new life with her 40-year-old boyfriend, Naked. As she tries to reconcile her frustrations, she often seeks advice from her friends Nadia and Khanyi about their relationship.


8. Swanky Jerry

The Nigerian celebrity stylist (real name Jeremiah Ogbodo) is in town with his best friend Annie Macaulay-Idibia to advance his career and enjoys a good party.

When it comes to his style, he lives up to his name and enjoys bringing laughter to the group, especially when it comes to Annie while she is dealing with Innocent’s problems.

9. Innocent ‘2Baba’ Idibia

The Nigerian superstar, like his music persona, lives larger than life, which frequently causes conflict in his marriage with his wife, Annie. After difficulties with their two children, the latter is attempting to mend their relationship.


10. Annie Macaulay-Idibia

Annie is a celebrity who wants to expand her empire. The actress and entertainer has already made a name for herself onscreen in Nigeria, and she came to Johannesburg hoping to broaden her horizons across the continent. Even though she appears to have it all together on the outside, her problems with her estranged husband, Innocent ‘2Baba’ Idibia, become the focus of her story throughout Young, Famous & African, along with dealing with her daughter’s health issues and sacrificing time to invest in her children’s careers.

Content courtesy of Elle, Netflix & NFH

Oscar Alochi


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