There are going to be some New Housewives in Town!
Showmax Naija is taking a page out of the Bravo book, and debuting the Real Housewives of Lagos, Nigeria, starring Laura Ikeji, Chioma Ikokwu, Toyin Lawani, Iyabo Ojo, Carolyna Hutchings, and Mariam Timmer.
Chioma Ikokwu says, "You can expect Luxury, a lot of fashion, glitz and glam, African culture, drama, entrepreneurship and family life." We can't wait!
Check out a trailer below:
If the ladies are unfamiliar to some, here's a quick rundown on the cast, and who will be on Showmax Naija come April 8th.
Toyin Lawani is a celebrity fashion stylist, whose client list includes Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, and Funke Akindele. Though she told The Guardian that she was born into a royal family, and that her mother was a serial entrepreneur, she created her own legacy with a fashion empire that includes a ready-to-wear line, a fashion school, and a museum.
The Ex Nollywood Actress is now the CEO of the real estate, oil, gas, and agriculture company Hutchings Limited. She is also the ex wife of Musa Danjuma, one of Nigeria's most famous billionaires.
Iyabo is a Nollywood actress, director, and producer, whose castmate Chioma says will bring, "drama, fun, and goofiness." Ojo has been featured in over 150 films, and has produced more than 14 of her own.
Social media influencer, mother, and author Laura Ikeji was first known for being the sister to one of Nigeria's most popular bloggers, Linda Ikeji. She has since stepped firmly out of her sister's shadow, entertaining her millions of followers with fashion, family, and humor.
PR guru/expert Mariam Timmer joined the cast mid season, but didn't miss a beat. This isn't her first appearance on TV. According to her LinkedIn, "Mariam has appeared on a TV show called GIDI CULTURE and also as a fashion judge on Smooth 98.1FM., an alternative radio station in Lagos. Her work as a PR and humanitarian activist has continued to extend her creative frontiers with her personal style, love for God, people and country. "
She concludes, "[I] stand by the saying by Dr Tai Solarin “Great things must be done greatly with a great mind, great courage and a great persistence patience."
Looks like a dope cast!
Who are you most looking forward to seeing?
While I'm unsure if we'll be able to stream this show in the States, keep it locked here and on FashionBombDaily.com for ways you can catch this show come April 8th.
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