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Showmax Takes On 'Working Wives' Of Zimbabwe

Locally produced 'Real Housewives' with a twist called 'Working Wives' was launched by Ndiani Studios in 2020 has created waves and gained ground into mainstream service, Showmax.

The show 'Working Wives' is an adaption of the 'Real Housewives' franchise and is available to air to international audiences with Showmax access. The 13-part dramedy series explores the lives of a group of Harare women from a millennial lens. The storyline uses drama and comedy to display challenges faced by a modern African woman tied to tradition in an urban world. It also portrays what was meant to be the baby shower of her Mabel's dreams which becomes traumatic when her twin nephews are kidnapped. This triggers the revelation of the secrets of the women she thought were her friends.

The series storyline is an adaptation of a blog created by Sharon Bwanya. The creator and producer of the show Tendayi Nyeke added her own experiences in the production of the television format. Nyeke said that the series is an exciting co-production between Zimbabwe and South Africa. It stars cast and crew from both countries defying borders through storytelling.

The show's starring is Tendaiishe Chitima and Tendai Nguni, who received recognition through 'Cook Off', the first Zimbabwean movie on Netflix.





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