The leading pioneer streaming service, Showmax, has partnered with Nigerian production firm Livespot360 to create Nigeria’s first edition of the award-winning franchise – The Real Housewives of Lagos (RHOLagos).
Highly anticipated by followers of the franchise, RHOLagos becomes the 16th international narration of the reality show format distributed globally by NBCUniversal Formats, a part of Universal International Studios, a part of Universal Studio Group.
RHOLagos will be produced by Livespot360, the production house well known for hosting Nigeria’s prime festivals and concerts in over ten years.
Livespot360 re-created the acclaimed series ‘Love Like A Movie’ starring Kelly Rowland, Ciara and Kim Kardashian, including popular series ‘The Falz Experience, and Cardi B’s memorable performance at X Festival in Lagos and Accra.
Showmax mentioned that the collaboration with Livespot360 will provide a state of art production for the series as part of its resolution to back local artists and creatives. “From the beginning, we were purposeful about creating this show in Lagos, and Livespot360 was the production house of choice.
“Going into partnership with Livespot360 was more favourable given their track record”, added Candice Fangueiro, Head of Content at Showmax
“This is a step in the right direction to more local collaborations and staying true to our commitment to supporting Nigerian talent.”
Darey Art-Alade, Chief Creative Director of Livespot360, who has produced some of Nigeria’s most prominent entertainment shows, including The Voice Nigeria and Livespot X Festival, mentioned that creating RHOLagos is pivotal for Livespot360 to provide opportunities for the creative industry.
Showmax revealed the RHOCLagos cast on Monday, March 14, 2022, including Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo, a divorced mother of two; celebrity stylist and CEO of Tiannah’s Place Empire, Toyin Lawani-Adebayo; and PR expert and chief executive director at Six Sixteen Agency, Mariam Timmer. Also adding Carolyna Hutchings, the CEO of Hutchings Limited, a real estate, oil and gas, and agriculture company; Laura Ikeji, a social media influencer and entrepreneur; and Chioma Ikokwu, a lawyer and CEO of luxury hair brand Good Hair Ltd.