After a record-breaking first season, “The Real Housewives of Lagos” is returning for Season 2.
Season 1 of the reality TV series saw the first episode break the first-day streaming record on Showmax Nigeria and become the only African title to crack the top 10 most-watched shows on the streaming service in 2022 across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. It won best costume designer prize at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards.
In Season 2, fashion entrepreneur Tania Omotayo and former model and socialite Faith Morey join the original cast, which includes popular Nollywood actor Iyabo Ojo; celebrity designer and stylist Toyin Lawani Adebayo; and socialites and business women Chioma Ikokwu, Laura Ikeji-Kanu and Mariam Timmer.
“The Real Housewives of Lagos” follows the lives of some of Lagos’ most affluent and influential women, showcasing their extravagant lifestyle while navigating the intricacies of their high-society circles. Season 2 will also delve deeper into the lives of the housewives, revealing their ambitions and personal triumphs.
Executive head, content and West Africa channels at MultiChoice, Busola Tejumola, said: “’The Real Housewives of Lagos’ shattered records on our platform and dominated conversations on and off social media throughout its run, so it’s really a no-brainer that we’d bring it back. Beyond the show’s entertainment value, ‘RHOLagos’’ cultural impact can’t be ignored. The feedback from fans shows that in no small way, the show helped put one of Africa’s most important cities and its vibrant culture on the map. We are thrilled to do it all over again and even bigger this season.”
Darey Art-Alade, chief creative director at Livespot 360, the producers of “The Real Housewives of Lagos,” added: “This season is as real as reality gets. In addition to showing some real-life issues faced by women – particularly African women – including balancing family and career, relationships and societal pressures, we also delved into issues around health. But of course, the drama is still served a la carte.”
“The Real Housewives of Lagos” was the first West African instalment of the global Real Housewives franchise, which is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. It will stream from Sept. 29, with new episodes on Fridays.
There are several versions of the format across Africa.
Watch the trailer here: