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ShowMax: The Real Housewives of Lagos Launch

Posted On : April 9, 2022

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The Real Housewives of Lagos premieres and quickly becomes a social media sensation.
The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOLagos) is now available on Showmax, after trending on Twitter for 15 hours straight starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, in anticipation of its Friday, 8 a.m. premiere (with no sign of dropping down the charts at the time of writing).
“Seeing The Real Housewives of Lagos trend on Twitter confirms what we’ve been thinking all along: that this is going to be a pan-African hit show,” says Candice Fangueiro, Showmax’s head of content.

The most recent installment of the hit reality TV show franchise follows the opulent lives of six of Africa’s most glamorous women: businesswoman Carolyna Hutchings, lawyer and luxury hair brand owner Chioma Ikokwu, Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo, influencer Laura Ikeji-Kanu, public relations expert Mariam Timmer, and celebrity stylist Toyin Lawani-Adebayo.

They’ll be serving up all the high fashion, luxury, drama, and power moves that the franchise is known and loved for around the world, in true Lagos style.

Last night’s pink carpet South African premiere, hosted by Bonang Matheba at Summerplace in Sandton, Johannesburg, saw South Africa’s biggest stars turn out en masse in their finest. Chioma, Iyabo, Mariam, and Toyin all flew in for the event, which was also attended by Annie Ludick-Mthembu, Jojo Robinson, LaConco, Londie London, and Nonku Williams from The Real Housewives of Durban.

The start of what looks set to be a juicy rivalry between the two shows, with #RHODurban trending at number two on Twitter in South Africa, just behind #RHOLagos, at the time of writing, Twitter had a lot to say about who had the best looks.

The RHOJ premiere follows the RHOLagos premiere, which was hosted by Toke Makinwa and took place at the magnificent The Jewel Aedia in Lekki, Lagos (talk show host on BBNaija: The Buzz and Talk with Toke Makinwa).

RHOLagos will be the first Nigerian installment of the award-winning franchise, which will be distributed worldwide by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group’s Universal International Studios.

Following the success of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg and Durban, which are both now streaming on Showmax, this is the 16th international version of The Real Housewives format and the third African adaptation.

RHOLagos will be available on Showmax in Africa, the UK, and other international markets including Andorra, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

The Real Housewives of Durban’s penultimate episode aired today, ahead of the show’s finale on Friday, April 15, 2022, and a reunion in early May 2022. The queens rule over Sun City in today’s episodes, but where there’s sun, there’s bound to be shade!

Content courtesy of ShowMax & NFH

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