Meet The Cast of Young, Famous & African, New Reality Series From Netflix

Young, Famous & African is a brand new Netflix original that is taking Africa by storm and this is all thanks to the amazing cast which comprises the wealthiest crop from different corners of Africa. With a cast filled with actors, artistes and stylists, the show is definitely one to watch out for. Here’s your opportunity to meet the cast of Young, Famous & African.

The reality show aired for the very first time on March 18, 2022, and revealed a star-studded cast of eight individuals living the most fabulous lives. Mansions, designer clothes, private jets and expensive cars, Young, Famous and African is built on revealing the coveted life of Africa’s entertainment elite, shining a light on a less talked about African narrative.

The showrunner, Peace Hyde described the rationale behind the series as an “opportunity to project young, upcoming Africans in a modern, cosmopolitan, developed way.” She definitely delivers as we follow the aspirational lives of these Africans that we hardly see on our screens. YFA captures these entertainers as they approach love, friendship, work, social climbing and living the A-list life in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Netflix being the home of quality content, expertly picked the most influential and adored Africans to bring the drama and the heat as no stone is left unturned. Usually the masters of hiding their personal lives, they show the raw and vulnerable sides of their personas, revealing heartbreaks, betrayals and co-parenting woes. There is so much to unpack this first season and so many names to learn, so let us help you by giving you the rundown.

MEET THE CAST OF NETFLIX’S NEW SHOW Young, Famous & African

KHANYI MBAU

 

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Khanyisile Mbau, professionally known as Khanyi Mbau is an actress, radio host, television personality, singer and businesswoman that hosts BET’s “The Scoop.” She rose to fame with roles in the television series “Muvhango” and mini series “After Nine.” She runs a gin business called “I Am Khanyi – Millennial Shimmer Gin” and is currently divorced without children.


NADIA NAKAI

 

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Nadia Nakai Kandava professionally known as Nadia Nakai is a South African Rapper and television personality that rose to fame with her songs “Naaa mean”, “Like me” and her extended play titled “Nadia Naked”. Nadia mixes music with hosting on television in her various stints hosting “Yo MTV raps” and various red carpet shows. Nadia is single and has no children.


SWANKY JERRY

 

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Jeremiah Ogbodo professionally known as Swanky Jerry is a Nigerian celebrity stylist and CEO of Swanky Signature, a famous fashion house in Nigeria. A graduate of School of Style New York, he is one of the most influential stylists in Nigeria with a catalogue of work with the likes of Dbanj and Erica Nlewedim. He is currently unmarried and has never had children.


NAKED DJ

 

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Quinton Masina, professionally known as Naked DJ is a South African DJ and radio personality known for his signature mixes and popular radio segment called “Ask A Man.”


ANDILE NCUBE

 

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Andile Ncube is a South African actor, television personality and producer. He is most notable for his spot on Mzansi’s Friday night show “LIVE.” He is currently divorced and a father of one daughter.


DIAMOND PLATNUMZ

 

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Nasibu Abdul Juma Issack, professionally known as Diamond Platnumz, is a highly acclaimed Togolese Singer and dancer. He rose to fame with his hit song “Kamwambie” in 2010 and has enjoyed commercial success in the Bongo Flava genre since then. He is a current Brand Ambassador for Pepsi and is well known for his philanthropy. He is single with three children.


ZARI THE BOSS LADY

 

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Zarinah Hassan, professionally known as Zari the Boss lady, is a Ugandan businesswoman, socialite, and musician. She founded a reputable school called Brooklyn City College that she started with her late husband. She also runs various businesses in South Africa. Zari is single with two children that she shares with Diamond Platnumz.


ANNIE IDIBIA

 

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Annie Macaulay- Idibia is a Nigerian Actress, presenter and model. She rose to fame in Nollywood movies of the 2000’s, most notably ” Blackberry babes”. Although she resides in Nigeria, she owns a salon in Atlanta. She is also known for her tumultuous relationship with her pop star husband, Tuface Idibia, whom she shares two children with.
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Main image credit: (L to R) Zari Hassan (Zari The Boss Lady), Diamond Platnumz, Khanyi Mbau, Annie Macaulay Idibia in Young, Famous and African.
Cr. Mosa Hlophe/Netflix © 2022


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