Founder of Ashes to Beauty Winery and The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) reality television star Nonku Williams has been sharing glimpses of her stunning house on Instagram.
According to ZAlebs, the Real Housewives franchise has just expanded and Durban is the next city to show us what they are made of. With the airing of the first episode, the housewives are already causing a stir.
The first episode addressed one “elephant in the room” which was centered around the fact that most of the “housewives” know each other, except for Nonku Williams. And so, while the housewives figured out who she is, Nonku’s house is seemingly also quite impressive:
It is said that Nonku is also apparently into construction and is a mother of three.
RHOD is the 24th international – and second South African – instalment of The Real Housewives franchise, which is distributed internationally by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group. The new show is set to build on the popularity of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, which was one of the 10 most streamed local series on Showmax in 2019.
New episodes land every Friday, with the second landing on 5 February, the third on 12 February, and the fourth episode on 19 February, when we will meet the show’s sixth “housewife”, Nonkanyiso Conco, who owns a beauty brand Laconco Naturals.
Valen’tino Mathibela (Lebo M – Coming Home, The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, Survivor SA, The Voice SA) is the director of the reality series, with Let It Rain Films producing and Lee Doig creative directing. Doig won an Emmy for his cinematography on Survivor USA and has earned another nine nominations for his work across 34 seasons of the hit show.
“Watching these women grow in pursuit of their dreams and into bigger people in situations they didn’t see coming has been such a joy,” says Valen’tino. “They have also been very generous with their personal stories, which gave us exactly what we were looking for with this show.”
RHOD will eventually be available in more than 40 African countries, taking the sassiness, spice and saltiness of Durban to the continent.