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By Citizen Reporter

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The Real Housewives of Abuja: Africa gets a new city

Showmax is heading up north for The Real Housewives to the power city of Abuja, the second instalment for Nigeria.


Africa’s Real Housewives franchise is growing! Streaming service Showmax announced on Thursday that the Real Housewives of Abuja (RHOAbuja) is on the way and that it will mark the eighth version of the hit format in Africa.

“Showmax is taking fans of the beloved The Real Housewives franchise to the city of wealth and power, Abuja,” said Showmax in a statement before adding that RHOAbuja is set to premiere exclusively on Showmax on 17 February 2023, with new episodes dropping every Friday.

What to expect from RHOAbuja

According to the streaming service, the new series will follow the luxurious lives of six influential and successful women in Abuja. 

The women include 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. 

Meet the RHOAbuja cast 

Arafa
Arafa from The Real Housewives of Abuja | Picture: Supplied

Arafa is an art entrepreneur, creative director and founder of Selara lifestyle. She is married and a mother to amazing twins.  

Comfort from The Real Housewives of Abuja
Comfort from The Real Housewives of Abuja | Picture: Supplied

Comfort Booth is a lawyer, social commentator, travel blogger and talk show host. She is a partner at Asia Ahmed and Co.

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OJ Porsharella
OJ Porsharella from The Real Housewives of Abuja | Picture: Supplied

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 from from The Real Housewives of Abuja
Princess from The Real Housewives of Abuja | Picture: Supplied

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
Samantha from The Real Housewives of Abuja | Picture: Supplied

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 from The Real Housewives of Abuja
Tutupie from The Real Housewives of Abuja | Picture: Supplied

Tutupie is a trained and certified chef and event curator. She is the creative director of Urban Day Party.

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.”

WATCH: The Real Housewives of Abuja teaser trailer

“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,” commented Dr Busola Tejumola, executive head of content and West Africa channels at MultiChoice. 

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.

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. 

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 17 February 2023, with new episodes every Friday. 

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*Compiled by Kaunda Selisho