Young, Famous & African A Netflix Reality Series | Meet The Powerhouse of The Show

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From lavish lifestyle and the use of private jets, Young, Famous and African are groups of friends living the African dream.

Young, Famous and African is a group of well-known celebrities and media personalities across Africa who came together to make new connections and expand their empire. The series filmed in South Africa, Johannesburg, debuted on Netflix on the 18th of March 2022.


Young, Famous & African - KHANYI MBAU

Khanyi Mbau, gold-digger is what her trolls like to call her, is a South African actress, host, producer and life coach living in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Meet the beautiful Khanyisile Mbau, known as Khanyi, born October 15th 1985, in Soweto, South Africa. The 36-year-old was previously married to Mandla Mthembu, a South African businessman. She met him at the age of 19, and together, they have a daughter called Khanukani.

Why called a gold-digger? Khanyi claims she earned the name gold-digger when she had a baby with a man 31 years older than herself. Khanyi’s daughter’s name is Khanukani.

Khanyi Mbau & daughter

Khanyi is currently dating a 28-year-old businessman from Zimbabwe, Terrence Kudzai Mushonga, known as Mr K, in the series.


Meet the Boss Lady herself, Zari Hassan. She has over 10 million followers on Instagram.

Zarinah Hassan was born in Jinja, Uganda, on September 23rd, 1980.


She is also known as Zari the Boss Lady; Zari is a Ugandan socialite, reality tv star, businesswoman and musician who resides in South Africa.
Zari is the CEO of Brooklyn City College in South Africa, and In 2012, Zari had her reality TV show called Zari, Bosslady.

She was married to Ivan Semwanga, but in May 2013, she divorced her husband for physically abusing her.

She is the mother of five beautiful children, of which two are from famous Tanzanian artist “Diamond Platnumz.”


Zari and Diamond are currently co-parenting and not lovers.



Meet Nigerian Nollywood actor, model and presenter Annie Macaulay Idibia. She is married to a well-known Nigerian artist, “2face Idibia“, known as 2Baba.

Annie is originally from Eket, in Akwa Ibom State. She was born November 13th 1984, in Ibadan. She holds a degree in Computer Science and Theatre Arts.

She married her first love, first crush, first kiss, her first everything in May 2012. Together, they have five children, of which two are her biological ones: Isabella and Olivia Idibia.

Isabella Idibia and Olivia Idibia
Isabella & Olivia Idibia

When it comes to family, I don’t play around

Annie Idibia

The 37-year-old has acted in over 200 movies; Movies such as the famous Blackberry Babes and Pleasure and Crime. She has been in the industry for over 2-3 decades.

She and her husband renewed their wedding vows to celebrate together their 10th wedding anniversary in the series.

Will you agree Annie’s story is the highlight of the show? Comment below!



Nadia Nakai Kandava is a first-generation South African with Zimbabwean heritage. Nadia Nakai Kandava, also known as Nadia Nakai, is a South African Pan- African artist [rapper], businesswoman and entrepreneur.

She was born on May 18th 1990, in South Africa. She has a degree in marketing, communication, and media studies.

The 31-year-old debuted her first album on June 28th 2019. The album features Naaa Meaan and More Drugs.

Nadia Nakai - Nadia Naked
Nadia Naked

Nadia is currently dating the 34-year-old South African rapper Aka.


Kayleigh is a 28 yeas old South African. She’s a fitness enthusiast, influencer and plays semi-professional football.

Kayleigh Schwark

She is currently dating 40-year-old co-star Dj Naked from Young, Famous and African.

Young, Famous & African

The series premiered on Netflix on the 18th of March 2022.

The series stars Khanyi Mbau, Diamond Platnumz, Annie Macaulay-Idibia, Innocent “2baba” Idibia, Nadia Nakai, Swanky Jerry, Zari “The Boss Lady, Naked DJ, Kayleigh Schwark, and Andile Ncube.

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