It feels like we’ve been waiting for a local spin-off of The Real Housewives series for ages and the folks at M-Net and 1Magic have finally answered our prayers. DStv today announced that a local version, titled ‘The Real Housewives Of Johannesburg’ will premiere on the popular channel this August – and promises all the drama we expect from the show.
Viewers will be privy to the lives of the glamorous wealthy Johannesburg women and take a tour of their wardrobes and get VIP access to their lavish parties from the comfort of their living rooms. We let you in on the mostly private lives of the ladies with the biggest handbag and stilettos collections in town.
The reality series documents the highs and lows of the six fiery affluent characters, as they let Mzansi into their lives – from their luxurious homes to their prestigious family life.
At the centre of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, we meet Madame, Evodia Mogase; a warm, talkative, straight talker originally from Soweto. She started off as a teacher, then owned a catering business and is today a vegetation expert.
Evodia joins the show with her daughter, Mercy Mogase. The bubbly health fanatic studied mechanical engineering and later joined herbal life as an ambassador and motivational speaker.
We also meet a warm and charming beauty entrepreneur who owns a spa, Brinnette Seopela. She finds her happy ending at the heart of this series and is the glue that holds the Housewives together.
If you have been wondering who is the woman behind The Naked DJ? A former Miss Botswana, 2nd princess, Naledi Willers. The Real Housewives of Johannesburg reveals her life as a wife, a Law student with a strong presence as she leaves no stone unturned and speaks her mind.
Alongside these interesting ladies on the move is a former lawyer turned businesswoman with ambitions of becoming a superstar, Christall Kay. Originally from Durban, Christall has walked the runway as a model and bagged a couple of commercials to prepare for a career as a singer. Watch how she balances it all.
Lastly, we step into Busisiwe Ter Mors’ heels, also known as Lendy. A keen golfer born in South Africa but raised in England. She is a mother of two with enough time to enjoy the joys of being a housewife, from living an affluent lifestyle to enjoying simple get-togethers hosting her friends and family.
“We are excited to be able to bring our viewers a South African version of The Real Housewives, a great franchise that has done so well internationally. The Real Housewives of Johannesburg will be a great treat for 1Magic viewers”, says Reneilwe Sema, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net.
Friday viewing is sure going to be interesting as we follow the ladies living the life that many dream of… See for yourself and fall in love with their personalities, their passions, aspirations and their daily lives. Don’t miss the premiere of The Real Housewives of Johannesburg hitting the screens, 3 August at 19:00 on 1Magic DStv Channel 103.
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