The Real Housewives of Lagos
The Real Housewives of Lagos.jpg
GenreReality Television
Based onThe Real Housewives
Starring
Country of originNigeria
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes13
Production
Executive producersDeola Art Alade, Dare Art Alade
Production locationLagos, Nigeria
Camera setupMultiple
Production companyLivespot360
DistributorNBCUniversal International Television Production
Release
Original networkShowmax
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original release8 April 2022 (2022-04-08)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Real Housewives of Durban
Followed byThe Real Housewives of Cape Town

The Real Housewives of Lagos (abbreviated RHOLagos) is a Nigerian reality television series that premiered on 8 April 2022, on Showmax, starring Carolyna Hutchings, Laura Ikeji, Chioma Ikokwu, Toyin Lawani-Adebayo, Iyabo Ojo, and Mariam Timmer.[1] The show focused on the luxury lives in the Lagos socialites, from shopping sprees, parties, traveling, and competition within their social circles.

The Real Housewives of Lagos is a spin-off from The Real Housewives series franchise and produced by Livespot 360.[2]

Overview & casting

Cast members from The Real Housewives of Lagos
Housewives Seasons
1
Carolyna Hutchings Main
Laura Ikeji Main
Chioma Ikokwu Main
Toyin Lawani-Adebayo Main
Iyabo Ojo Main
Mariam Timmer Main

Carolyna Hutchings

Carolyna Hutchings is the CEO of a real estate, agriculture, oil and gas company, and a mother of three.[3]

Laura Ikeji

Laura Ikeji-Kanu is a social media influencer, author, and entrepreneur. She is a mother of two, and she's married to Christopher Kanu. [4]

Chioma Ikokwu

Chioma Ikokwu is a lawyer, co-founder and CEO of luxury hair brand Good Hair Woman and Brass, and Copper Restaurant & Lounge. She also runs women- and children-focused charity called the Goodway Foundation.[1]

Toyin Lawani-Adebayo

Toyin Lawani-Adebayo is a renowned celebrity stylist, fashion designer, business mogul and CEO of Tiannah’s Place Empire. She is a mother-of-three and she's married to Segun Wealth.[1]

Iyabo Ojo

Main article: Iyabo Ojo

Iyabo Ojo is a famous Nollywood actress, producer, brand influencer, entrepreneur and CEO of Fepris Limited. She is divorced and a mother-of-two.[1]

Mariam Timmer

Mariam Timmer is a PR expert and chief executive director at Six Sixteen Agency.[1]

Episodes

No.
overall
No. in
series
TitleOriginal release date Viewers
(millions)
11"Eko wengele!"8 April 2022 (2022-04-08)[5]N/A
Toyin’s daughter, Tiannah, has never met Toyin’s new husband, Segun Wealth. While Iyabo, opens up about being molested at a young age. During lunch, Toyin casually comments, “I think you and Chioma should be friends”, to which Laura responds the logic by saying that they are, while Chioma, responded by saying Laura has been a Good Hair client for about six or seven years, as the ladies seem happy about Iyabo’s invitation to the beach, why Laura turns down the invitation.
22"It’s all vibes and Insha Allah"15 April 2022 (2022-04-15)[6]N/A
Chioma asks Carolyna what she thought of Toyin’s event, while Laura arrives late at the event. Chioma shares her thoughts about Laura, after seeing her in person looking shy and timid. While Iyabo and her daughter, Priscilla had a chit-chat about her upcoming 21st birthday, as the conversation soon turns to the issue of getting married before 25th.
33"The past comes calling with gbas gbos"22 April 2022 (2022-04-22)[7]N/A
From bling shopping, Iyabo invites Laura to a spa session to discuss things over her absence at the beach outing. Following Iyabo's last encounter with Laura, Iyabo expresses her conflict over the meeting, with Chioma. Soon after, Chioma confronts Laura about the statement she made, and Laura is shocked that Iyabo threw her all out on Carolyna.
44"The Real Housewives of Lagos take Abuja"29 April 2022 (2022-04-29)[8]N/A
Mariam joined the cast, why Chioma refer to Laura as a "client" and not a friend. While trouble started to cool off between Laura and Carolyna, as she promised to speak to her sister, Linda Ikeji, to take down the stories Carolyna had complained about. Chioma then seized the opportunity to ask Laura to appeal to her sister to also take down the stories she had done on her business partner and BFF, Kika Osunde. Why Iyabo learns to use chopsticks, while Chioma invites the ladies to Abuja for a luxury getaway.
55"Friend or foe?"6 May 2022 (2022-05-06)[9]N/A
The ladies continue to live their best lives in Abuja, with Mariam joining the group. As Toyin asks Carolyna during the game of truth or dare, what happened between herself and her ex-husband. Next up, Toyin addresses Laura, saying that she thinks a lot of people misunderstand her, and Carolyna refers to Chioma as her “baby sister”.
56"Episodes 6"13 May 2022 (2022-05-13)[10]N/A
57"Episodes 7"20 May 2022 (2022-05-20)[11]N/A

Production

The reality television series was produced by Livespot 360, and distributed by NBCUniversal Formats, a division of Universal Studio Group.[1] On 13 January 2022, Showmax Stories shared an hint about the series, and introduced its cast. [12] On 16 March 2022, the official trailer was released on Showmax YouTube channel.[13]

Reception

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result Ref.
2022 African Entertainment Awards USA Best Reality TV Shows The Real Housewives of Lagos Pending

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Real Housewives of Lagos cast unveiled". Premium Times Nigeria. 17 March 2022. Retrieved 24 March 2022.
  2. ^ Nigeria, Guardian. "Dare's Livespot360 seals multimillion naira production deal for The Real Housewives of Lagos". The Guardian Nigeria. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Meet Carolyna Hutchings: The Real Housewives of Lagos". Showmax. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Meet Laura Ikeji-Kanu: The Real Housewives of Lagos". Showmax. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  5. ^ "The Real Housewives of Lagos: Here are all the hottest moments from episode 1". Showmax Stories. 8 April 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  6. ^ "The Real Housewives of Lagos episode 2: It's all vibes and Insha Allah". Showmax Stories. 15 April 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  7. ^ "The Real Housewives of Lagos episode 3: The past comes calling with gbas gbos". Showmax Stories. 22 April 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  8. ^ "5 must-watch moments from The Real Housewives of Lagos episode 4". Showmax Stories. 29 April 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  9. ^ "The Real Housewives of Lagos episode 5: Friend or foe?". Showmax Stories. 6 May 2022. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  10. ^ "The Real Housewives of Lagos episode 6 recap: All the moments that had us screaming this week". Showmax Stories. 13 May 2022. Retrieved 4 June 2022.
  11. ^ "5 OMG moments from episode 7 of The Real Housewives of Lagos". Showmax Stories. 20 May 2022. Retrieved 4 June 2022.
  12. ^ "The Real Housewives of Lagos". Showmax. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  13. ^ Kenechi, Stephen. "WATCH: Here's trailer for 'The Real Housewives of Lagos'". TheCable. Retrieved 26 March 2022.