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Real Housewives Of Nairobi Immoral? Kenyans Reject Its Airing On KTN Home!

The first season of The Real Housewives of Nairobi is set to air on KTN Home, and this would be announced jointly once principal photography is complete, the show’s executive producer Claire Ash Meadow revealed.

The popular Real Housewives reality television franchise is continuing to expand across the world after NBCUniversal Formats partnered with African entertainment company Multichoice for several more African versions of The Real Housewives shows according to Variety.

The new versions will include Nairobi (Kenya) and Pretoria (South Africa), with several others in the making. Independent production company Provoco is filming the 14-part series in Pretoria, while the filming in Nairobi will begin in September.

Ana Langenberg, senior VP at NBCUniversal Formats said: 'We are so proud to build on the continued success of The Real Housewives franchises across Africa. The way each version faithfully embodies the spirit of the city, people and rich cultures it showcases connects with audiences across the region and the diaspora.'

With filming all set, Kenyans have been speculating over who might be casted in the dramatic reality show. Popular actress Catherine Kamau denied being part of it, while the show’s executive producer Claire Ash Meadow addressed the speculated casting and denied reports that the trio of Juliet Ochieng, Catherine Kariuki and Sonal Maherali would be cast members.

Netizens went ahead and condemned the move, citing ratchetness and have called for its dismissal, and the producers are a worried lot about its reception in Kenya.

Below are some of their comments:

However, the reactions aside, the show is a great win , as Kenya seeks to expound its creative industry. The show that has proved to be very popular with its diverse audiences, and that though it is a global franchise their spin on is authentically African.

The Real Housewives currently has shows in Lagos - which was the was the first Nigerian installment of the franchise - Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

Among the most popular of the versions are The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, The Real Housewives of New York, and The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

Other Kenyans are equally anticipating for their own and as the popular Swahili saying goes, “Tumefikiwa”, we hope the cast won’t disappoint.

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