Young, Famous & African: Everything you need to know about Netflix’s first-ever African reality show

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“Reality never looked so good. And shade never felt this cold”

This Black History Month, Netflix has a special gift. Mark your calendars now! Young, Famous & African, Netflix’s first-ever African reality show is coming! 

Set in Johannesburg, South Africa, the reality show follows a group of Africa’s young, affluent media personalities, socialites as they “work and play, flirt and feud.” The show is produced by Urban Brew Studios with co-creators and executive producers, Martin Asare Amankwa and Peace Hyde. “It’s really exciting to be able to show the world an exclusive look into the lives of Africa’s top celebrities and socialites. Young, Famous & African is a depiction of a world that has never been seen before, highlighting authentic stories and unrivaled access to some of the most celebrated celebrities,” show creator and producer Asare Amankwa shared the excitement for the show in a statement.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the Netflix reality show Young, Famous & African:

Release date: When will Young, Famous, & African release?

Netflix revealed that Young, Famous, & African is set for a global premiere on March 18, 2022, in 190 countries with more than 214 million subscribers.

Young, Famous & African premise: What to expect?

Netflix’s inaugural African reality show is officially described as “unscripted and unapologetically African” and the streaming platform promises to “bring viewers top-tier, best-in-class variety entertainment through the lens of some of their favorite A-list personalities from all over the African continent.”


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The first look promises glamor, glitter, and gloss, as well as relationships, rivalries, and drama. In a statement obtained by Tribune Online, Asare Amankwa reflects on the show’s premise. “This has been a labor of love that has finally become a reality. Growing up in the UK. There were no glitzy and sexy images of Africa, all we saw were the stereotypical images that has been propelled in the media for years.

Here’s the official description: 

“This glitzy reality series follows a group of young, affluent, and famous media personalities from across the continent who come together in Joburg on a quest to make new connections, find love, and possibly rekindle old flames.”

Young, Famous & African cast: Which celebrities are in it?

The show has an unapologetic African cast including media personalities, socialites, and artists like Khanyi Mbau, Diamond Platnumz, Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Innocent “2baba” Idibia, Nadia Nakai, Swanky Jerry, Zari “The Boss Lady”, Naked DJ, Kayleigh Schwark, and Andile Ncube.

Young, Famous, & African Trailer

The much-anticipated trailer for Young, Famous & African was unveiled on February 14, 2022. “Come for the glamor, stay for the drama” reads the logline in the trailer.

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Where can you watch Young, Famous & African?

On March 18, 2022, Young, Famous, & African will be exclusively available at the same time to 214 million subscribers in over 190 countries globally on Netflix.