The Kenyan Reality TV scene just went a notch higher as The Real Housewives of Nairobi cast is finally unveiled. The show which premieres on Showmax on 23 February 2023, will follow the five influential and successful women – Susan Kaittany, Sonal Maherali, Vera Sidika, Minne Kariuki, and Lisa Christoffersen as they navigate their lavish lifestyles, relationships, and careers in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Real Housewives Of Nairobi Cast Profiles
“Each of the ladies has a strong personality and sure identity of themselves. They are hardworking, affluent, influential, and unapologetic women who are not ashamed to live large and live well because they have earned it. They’re also a representation of the diverse communities we have in Kenya.” Noted Denise Mwende, Showmax Content Specialist in East Africa. Their profiles are as follows:
Susan Kaittany is a serial entrepreneur and owner of Posh Palace Hair Studio and Spa and the luxury fragrance and skincare shop, Polished. The mother of two left her law profession behind to pursue modelling and traveling. Later, she ventured into lifestyle and beauty entrepreneurship.
Vera Sidika is a media personality and entrepreneur. Married to singer Brown Mauzo, she is one of Kenya’s most talked about celebrities. Along with her entrepreneurial ventures in the Spa and Herbal Tea industries, Sidika has more recently expanded her talents to music. She has one daughter and is expecting another child soon.
Sonal Maherali is a luxury influencer, fashion collector, entrepreneur, and mental health advocate. She established her niche through luxury vlogging in 2010. The mother of four has since founded Simba Maharani, a luxury clothing and shoe line.
Minne Kariuki is an actress and entrepreneur. She is also married to Jaguar’s former manager and businessman Charles Muigai with whom they have two daughters. The youngest of the five housewives, Kariuki is sassy, bold, and unapologetic about who she is. Currently, she is also starring in the Showmax Original drama series Single Kiasi.
Lisa Christoffersen is an interior designer, author, business owner, rally driver, and luxury safari curator. She is also the founder of Lioness Rally, the first women-only rally team in Kenya, and Lifestyle Nairobi, an artisanal space in Nairobi’s diplomatic hub of Gigiri, featuring an art gallery, restaurants, a spa, organic shops, and fashion houses.
The Real Housewives of Nairobi joins other successful African adaptations such as Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, and Lagos. RHONairobi is produced by Eugene Mbugua’s D&R Studios. It is part of The Real Housewives franchise licensed as a format by NBCUniversal Formats, which is part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.