Netflix announces star-studded

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Netflix announces star-studded cast for its first African reality series

‘Young, Famous & African’ follows a group of young and famous media personalities from South Africa, Nigeria and East Africa.

Netflix announces star-studded

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It’s young, it’s fresh and it’s unapologetically African! Yes, Netflix released the cast list for the streaming platform’s first-ever African Reality Series, Young, Famous & African. Currently, in production, the series will give fans a glimpse into the exciting lives of some of Africa’s most popular celebrities. 

The series will follow a group of young, affluent and famous A-list media personalities. Hailing from South Africa, Nigeria and East Africa, this aspirational who’s who of music, media, fashion and Instagram will come together in Johannesburg. All friends and connected, they are on a quest to find love, rekindle old flames, reboot struggling relationships as they continue to shine bright.

About Young, Famous & African 

The stars, who, one by one revealed their series taglines on their Instagram accounts, include South African entertainment industry royalty, Khanyi Mbau, who said, “My friends call me the OG, the original gold digger”.

Tanzanian bongo flava mega artist, Diamond Platnumz who lovingly speaks on his romantic side and, said, “I think I’m too romantic. The way I treat my lady it’s as if she is my wife”.

Nigerian singer 2Baba, who said, “It’s B Red in the building, Fresh King Don Come” and rapper, Nadia Nakai, who calls out her seasoned hustle. 

The cast also includes stellar African stars including renowned South African DJ, Naked DJ, Diamond Platnumz’s ex-wife, Zari the Boss Lady, who hails from Uganda and is a renowned businesswoman, musician and socialite, Nigerian model, presenter and actress, Annie Macaulay–Idibia, South African actor and media personality, Andile Ncube and  Nigerian stylist, Swanky Jerry. 

Executive producers

The show is created and executive produced by Peace Hyde and Martin Asare Amankwa. Adelaide Joshua Hill joins as executive producer from Urban Brew Studios.

Young, Famous & African is expected to release in early 2022.