Fans of the beloved The Real Housewives franchise are being let into the country’s capital, Abuja. Marking the eighth version of the format in Africa, The Real Housewives of Abuja (RHOAbuja) is set to premiere exclusively on Showmax on February 17, 2023, with new episodes dropping every Friday.
The new series will follow the luxurious lives of six influential and successful women in Abuja. The show will follow Arafa, Comfort Booth, OJ Posharella, Princess Jecoco, Samantha Homossany and Tutupie as they navigate their opulent lives, relationships, family and businesses within the powerful city of Abuja and beyond.
A breakdown of the “Housewives” can be found below:
* Arafa is an art entrepreneur, creative director and founder of Selaralifestyle. She is married and a mother to amazing twins.
* Comfort Booth is a lawyer, social commentator, travel blogger and talk show host. She is a partner at Asia Ahmed and Co.
* Ojoma Sule, also known as OJ Posharella, is an entrepreneur and the CEO of Posharella Group of Companies. She is also the founder of Posharella Life Foundation, an NGO with the mission to create a better life, society and world.
* Princess Jecoco is a lawyer, brand ambassador, influencer, content creator and hotelier. She is currently the managing director of the Sefcon group of hotels. She is married and a mother to two beautiful, energetic kids.
* Samantha Homossany is a wellness entrepreneur and creative director of Zohi Taglit. She is passionate about art, fashion and style. She is married to an Abuja-based Israeli millionaire and is a mother of four children.
* Tutupie is a trained and certified chef and event curator. She is the creative director of Urban Day Party.
As the new stars of the franchise which documents the personal and professional lives of a group of affluent women residing in a certain city, the ladies will give viewers an exclusive glimpse into their fabulous and luxurious lives. Set in a powerful city like Abuja, the new series promises to entertain, showcasing the hottest and most intriguing social scenes across the city, providing exclusive access to the ultra-rich.
Speaking about the show, Dr Busola Tejumola, executive head of content and West Africa channels at MultiChoice, said, “We are excited to announce The Real Housewives to the power city of Abuja. Telling our local story is at the core of what we do, and we are glad to continue this partnership with NBCUniversal Formats to bring the franchise to a second city in Nigeria. The show will explore the power and influence of Abuja through the eyes of these fabulous women who are both unique and very entertaining. We are delighted and are certain the viewers will enjoy watching.”
RHOAbuja is coming on the back of the success of The Real Housewives of Lagos, which broke the Showmax first-day streaming record in Nigeria and was one of the 10 most streamed shows of 2022 on Showmax in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The Real Housewives of Abuja is the second Nigerian instalment of the award-winning franchise and the 21st international version of The Real Housewives format.
Showmax is also home to the Dubai, Durban and Johannesburg editions of the franchise.
Produced by Delmedia Productions, RHOAbuja will be available exclusively on Showmax in more than 40 African countries from February 17, with new episodes every Friday.