A Man’s Guilty Pleasure: Real Housewives of Nairobi (First Impression)

By The Kenyan Bar Guy

Published on 10/03/2023

Welcome to the scandalous world of reality television, where the drama is hotter than the Kenyan sun and the gossip juicier than an Instagram baddie in booty shorts! The Real Housewives franchise had taken the world by storm, and now it’s Nairobi’s turn to take the stage. Showmax brings you the ultimate guilty pleasure, the Real Housewives of Nairobi!

Since the inception of the Real Housewives franchise, viewers around the world have been captivated by the indulgent lifestyles, jaw-dropping scandals, and catty drama of these privileged women. The franchise started in 2006 with the Real Housewives of Orange County and has since expanded to cities across the globe, from Atlanta to Sydney.

The Real Housewives of Nairobi promises to bring all the glitz and glamour that viewers have come to expect from the franchise, but with a uniquely Kenyan twist. From luxurious homes to high-end shopping sprees, the cast of Nairobi’s most elite women will stop at nothing to stay on top.

As viewers search for an escape from their mundane lives, they turn to the unscripted celebrity drama of reality TV. The Real Housewives of Nairobi delivers just that, with a cast of bold and beautiful women who are not afraid to get their hands dirty. Get ready for the drama, the tears, and the laughter as we take a deep dive into the lives of Nairobi’s most elite women.

Meet the Cast


At 40, divorced with two kids, she exudes a motherly aura that endears her to fans of the show at first glance. Despite showing off her flashy lifestyle with designer handbags, sparkling jewelry,  and fancy parties, there’s a subtle streak of genuineness about her that sets her apart from the other cast members. With her killer smile and signature blend of sass and charm, she’s sure to keep viewers hooked and craving more.


A mother of five, four adorable children, and a loyal dog, Sonal is the epitome of grace and elegance. Her deeply spiritual nature grounds her and shines through her mellow sexy raspy voice that is utterly captivating. A mother of five, four adorable children, and a loyal dog, Sonal is the epitome of grace and elegance. Her deeply spiritual nature grounds her and shines through her mellow sexy raspy voice that is utterly captivating. With her magnetic personality and effortless charm, Sonal is sure to become a fan favorite.


Definitely the spice in this power puff recipe! At 33, she’s married to a celebrity and is a mother of one with another baby on the way. Vera is a woman who loves to name-drop, especially when it comes to designer brands she buys. She claims to be an entrepreneur, but her inflated sense of self makes her seem bigger than she actually is. Nonetheless, there’s something undeniably alluring about Vera’s confidence and swagger, and her presence on the show promises to be nothing short of explosive. Vera is the ultimate diva. Her love of luxury knows no bounds, and she’s not afraid to flaunt it. But beneath her glamorous exterior lies a woman with a fire in her belly, determined to succeed at all costs.


Born in Tanzania but now residing in Kenya, Lisa has a British accent that adds a touch of sophistication to her already impressive persona. Her two major personal accomplishments are her two children and beating cancer, making her an absolute warrior. As an entrepreneur with a passion for African designs integrated into her art, Lisa is a force to be reckoned with. Her unique perspective and talent for blending traditional African motifs with modern design elements make her a true trailblazer. Despite her British accent, Lisa can speak decent Swahili, although there’s no escaping the “mzungu” intonations that betray her roots. But that’s just part of her charm, and it’s impossible not to be captivated by her infectious energy and indomitable spirit.


She exudes beauty and grace like a river meandering its way into the ocean. An accomplished doctor with her own impressive practice in Europe, Maria is a true powerhouse. As an assertive and frank individual, Maria is not afraid to ignite flames and speak her mind. She is bold and authentically African, unapologetic about her roots and culture. Maria’s striking looks and undeniable charisma make her a force to be reckoned with. Her success as a doctor is a testament to her unwavering determination and passion for her work. But beneath her polished exterior lies a woman with a fiery spirit.


Her first appearance on the show was marked by chaos, with other cast members not impressed by her dress code and her choice to wear a blonde wig. But Minne knows that true authenticity comes from within, and she is not one to back down from a challenge. As a serial entrepreneur with a claim to have designed numerous high-rise buildings in the capital, Minne is a true wildcard. Her tenacity and drive are unmatched, and she is not one to be pushed around. Despite her unconventional style and initial clash with the other cast members, there is no denying that Minne brings a unique energy to the show.

Surprise Guest – Michelle

The founder of Marini Naturals, a company for natural hair products.But in stark contradiction to her franchise, she chose to wear a weave for her first appearance on the show. From the moment she stepped onto the set, it was clear that Michelle was not one to shy away from drama. With bags packed full of attitude and a purse full of extra, she quickly launched an attack on Minne that was unwarranted and seemed ingenuine. Michelle showed that she was willing to do whatever it takes to make a splash. Whether you love her or hate her, there is no denying that Michelle is the spanner in the works that the show needed to get people talking on social media. If she makes further appeaances keep one thing in mind, Michelle is here to shake things up, and there’s no telling what she will do next!


This show is definitely worth watching! The production quality is top-notch and will leave you thoroughly entertained. As a man, it may be hard to admit that you enjoy it, but fear not, you can always use your significant other as a scapegoat. So go ahead and indulge in this guilty pleasure, just make sure to keep it a secret from the boys!

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