The Real Housewives of Nairobi casting completed

by Helvine Achieng
April 9, 2021

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We all might be familiar with the Real Housewives Of Atlanta cast's glamour, and to what we know, the show is typically juicy and captivating. In the United States, the franchise show hosts several successful series aired on the Bravo network. It runs multiple series, including The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Real Housewives of New York, and Orange County.


Locally, Reality TV fans will be thrilled to learn that something more relatable is coming closer home. After years of the show's reports, casting for the Real Housewives of Nairobi has finally been completed.


"Director In Heels Productions would like to announce that the casting of Real Housewives of Nairobi is complete. We cannot wait to unveil who the amazing housewives are. If you are a fan of the acclaimed Bravo franchise, be ready to enjoy a star-studded roller-coaster season of the newest addition of the real housewives family," wrote the show's executive producer Claire Ash Meadow on her social media handles.


In 2019, the production company behind the series, Director In Heels Productions, aired a promotional clip on its YouTube Channel. The 4-minute video was a quick dive onto the Nairobi affluent scene, shots of familiar highways and a glimpse at some of the would-be stars at their presumed auditions.


In similarity, the potential cast carries themselves with the same air of elegant pride and success that the rest of the Real Housewives franchise do. After the release of the pilot clip, renowned blogger Lucia Musau wrote how excited she was for a version of the reality franchise coming to Nairobi


"I love reality TV, the Georgia peaches are my fav, in the Bravo family, then I love the drama, from Love and hip hop and Black Ink Crew. Which got me thinking a couple of years back, we need a reality show in Kenya. Looks like my wishes came true," reads Musau's 2019 blogpost.

According to Musau, The reality TV show follows as the new installment after the 19 different versions under Bravo's "Real Housewives Franchise done in the U.S and Europe.


"After seeing the success of Real Housewives of Johannesburg within my entertainment industry colleagues around the same time, I approached the executives from Real Housewives Of Johannesburg production team and NBCUniversal network and was advised to create an audition tape. Using my social network, I found and featured Sonal, Catherine and Juliet on this audition tape in early 2019. This audition tape was uploaded on Youtube to see audience reception of the franchise in Kenya and with that Real Housewives of Nairobi was born," Meadow said, speaking on the show's roots.


For the upcoming show, the producer did not reveal any of the cast members, instead she said that once she has liaised with NBC Universal and the marketing team at the airing station, a public announcement would be made.


The Real Housewives of Nairobi would air on KTN Home, and this would be announced jointly once principal photography is complete, with the first season being on our screens as from post-Olympics 2021.