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Hit reality TV shows display African glitz and glamour

Hit reality TV shows display African glitz and glamour

SISIPHO SKWEYIYA DRIPPING with champagne, diamonds and catty dialogue, two made-in-Africa reality TV series have transfixed viewers on the continent, showcasing ritzy lifestyles that are a far cry from stereotypical images of African hardship. On Netflix's "Young, Famous & African", a group of music and showbiz celebrities from around the continent party, flirt and fall out in opulent settings in Johannesburg's Sandton area, proudly presented as "the richest square mile in Africa". Showmax's "The Real Housewives of Lagos", part of an international franchise, portrays a group of glamorous, entrepreneurial women seeking to outshine each other as they go about their…
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