Netflix's New Reality Series 'Young, Famous And African' Highlights All Things African Luxury
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Netflix's New Reality Series 'Young, Famous And African' Highlights All Things African Luxury

Africa , Entertainment , netflix , South Africa
Maggie J.
Maggie J. Mar 23, 2022

Prices on flights to South Africa probably went up in the last week, since Netflix has released the reality series, Young, Famous and African. It’s only in its first season yet fans are already asking when season two is coming out.

This drama-filled reality show is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and it puts together a group of young, rich Africans from countries all over the continent. Some are already friends, others have never met. The group spends time together in different settings, with each taking a turn hosting an event. Much like “Love and Hip Hop”, the group shows us life in their world. Only this show is based in South Africa and the luxury is over-the-top.

Young, Famous and African
Young, Famous and African. (L to R) Diamond Platnumz, Quinton Masina (Naked DJ), Andile Ncube in Young, Famous and African. Cr. Mosa Hlophe/Netflix © 2022

A five-course dinner with the perfect place settings is elegantly displayed in the first scenes of the show. Dinner is hosted by Khanyisile Mbau, or Khanyi, a South African producer and actress who lives in Sandton, the richest square mile in Johannesburg. Tables adorned in crystal and candlelight, the guests arrive in some of the most amazing styles. Each course is plated beautifully and is from countries representing each of the cast members.

That’s just the beginning. Get ready for a luxurious South African train trip, private jets, helicopters, and a safari. The bright and elegant clothing, multiple outfit changes, flawless makeup, and African hairstyles leave you speechless and forever wanting more. The rich and beautiful accents make you want to drop everything and hop on a flight to Johannesburg right now.

Young, Famous and African
Young, Famous and African. (L to R) Zari Hassan (Zari The Boss Lady), Nadia Nakai, Annie Macaulay Idibia, Khanyi Mbau in Young, Famous and African. Cr. Mosa Hlophe/Netflix © 2022

Zarinah Hassan, also known as Zari the BOSS lady, is a Ugandan socialite and businesswoman. Hassan invites the crew on a 48-hour luxury train ride from Johannesburg to Mpumalanga, the Blue Train. A red carpet awaits the guests, and bouquets of flowers adorn the entryway to the train. Viewers are introduced to the sitting room as the crew boards the luxury train. Mbau is found kicking back in her en suite bathtub, ready for more than the bubbles in her glass of champagne.

“I think it’s the best feeling in the world to be young, rich and African” Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack, better known as Diamond Platnumz, tells the cameras upon his arrival in the show. The fans of Young, Famous and African sure think so too, Diamond and everyone is already anxiously awaiting the luxury, and drama, of season two.

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