African reality series “Young, African & Famous” continues to dominate online conversations since its premiere on May 19.
The Netflix series, which has amassed a following in South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda is one of Africa’s biggest reality TV series starring some of the continent’s biggest celebrities.
The show which is currently streaming its second season, stars Tanzanian musician Diamond Platnumz, Zari Hassan, SAfrica’s Khanyi Mbau, Nigerian Annie Macualey Idibia, 2Face Idibia, Nadia Nakai, Dj Naked and Kayleigh.
The new season also introduces new cast members Bonang Matheba, Luis Munana, Fantana, Rosette, and Sebabatso.
What is going on with Diamond, Zari and Fantana?
The conversations online have mostly been triggered by the drama among stars Diamond, Zari and new cast member Fantana. As fans of the former two will know, Zari and Diamond share two children together and their ability to co-parent is a big part of their characters within the show.
While Season 1 offered a more amicable relationship between the two, the new season decimates it by introducing Ghanaian artist Fantana who also happens to be Diamond’s love interest this season. This would not be a point of contention for either of the parties if Fantana didn’t have an issue with Diamond’s ex, Zari, who Fantana claims is still obsessed with the Tanzanian crooner.
Since the show’s debut, Zari and Fantana have been trading insults and shady comments on both their social media handles moving the show’s ongoing feud to real life.
Zari, taking issue with conversations online, has refuted claims that she’s obsessed with Diamond, seeming to disown him in a lengthy post on Instagram that has since been deleted.
On the other hand, Fantana continues to throw jabs at Zari accusing her of multiple alleged cosmetic surgeries.
2Face fails to save face yet again in the new season
During the show’s Season one run, Nigerian musician 2Face Idibia made headlines across the continent for the wrong reasons when fans found out he had a penchant for embarrassing his wife, Annie Idibia.
Whether meant purposely or not, the “African Queen” singer embarrassed his wife yet again this season by claiming that men are unable to be faithful. Given his very public indiscretions, in addition to the one tackled in the new season, fans are not impressed by 2Face or Annie’s ability to constantly forgive him despite her continued ridicule in public.
Unbowed by public opinion, Annie is quick to point out in the show, she remains steadfast in her love for 2Face.
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In addition to being a topic of discussion online, “Young, Famous and African” is currently the number one Netflix show in Kenya beating out “XO Kitty”, “Muted” and finally dethroning fan favourite “Queen Charlotte” from the top spot.