The Real Housewives of Lagos: Glamour, Glitz, and The Reality
As a fan of other Reality Shows such as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and The Real Housewives of Atlanta, I hoped for the Nigerian adaptation. As a result, I was so happy and surprised when the dramatic series was brought to Nigeria. I found myself watching all episodes of the dramatic documentary about fashionable and successful Lagos women.
The idea of bringing the The Real Housewives franchise to Nigeria is a commendable one. A performance like this elevates the country’s standing in the global entertainment industry and opens the door to future international collaboration.
The Real Housewives of Lagos will make you get mixed emotions from laughter to sadness, which is a way to escape our hash Nigerian reality. Also, people living in this present society need to watch shows like this so that they can know how people go through different situations and how nobody is perfect.
The Real Housewives of Lagos is what happens when six ambitious, wealthy, and fashionable Nigerian women are brought together for a reality show. The show gives viewers a peek into the glamorous world of the elite ladies as they navigate through this journey called life.
Most of these ladies knew each other before appearing on the show, and that is a good thing as the sense of familiarity allows for a genuine chemistry and adds to the drama.
After watching the entire eight episodes of the apparent dramatic series, satisfaction is the accurate word to describe how I felt; however, I strongly opine that the next season should have new casts.
While the cinematography, wardrobe, and casting are all excellent, the plot – though dramatic and exciting – was predictable. Despite a few hiccups, it still provided high-quality visual entertainment.
It was also a wise decision to cast the homemakers. I liked the authenticity that the show exudes because of the casting, which brings into one’s living room different lifestyle that is not associated with established, eye-catching living of celebrities such as singers and actors. This makes the show more relatable to the average Nigerian.
The fashion was picturesque. Every outfit the ladies wore was very attention-grabbing. The ladies did an excellent job of establishing fashion trends that will live rent-free in viewers’ minds. I’m sure other viewers can’t wait to watch the next season.
Date of release: April 8, 2022
Runtime: an average of 40 minutes per episode for 8 episodes in Season 1
Cast: Carolina Hutchings, Mariam Timmer, Laura Ikeji, Chioma Ikokwu, Iyabo Ojo, Toyin Lawani-Adebayo
Producers: Deola and Dare Art Alade