Fans of The Real Housewives of Nairobi are in for a treat as the highly anticipated reunion approaches. Renowned media personality, radio presenter, and actor Fareed Khimani has been chosen to host the two-part reunion, which is set to air on June 1 and 8, 2023. This announcement has sent ripples of excitement through the entertainment industry, and fans are eagerly waiting to see what Fareed will bring to the table.
The Real Housewives of Nairobi has been a runaway success, capturing the attention of viewers across the nation. With a 12-week run that shattered streaming records on Showmax and dominated the charts on both the streaming platform and Twitter, the reality series has become a cultural phenomenon. Now, as the season comes to a close, Fareed Khimani will guide us through the drama-filled reunion, engaging the six Nairobi housewives in a candid discussion about the events of the season.
In an interview, Fareed expressed his enthusiasm for being a part of this groundbreaking series. “The Real Housewives of Nairobi is incredible; we haven’t seen anything like this yet in this market,” he shared. As a fan of the show, Fareed was drawn to its bold content, high production quality, and the value created by the talented team behind it. His deep appreciation for Andy Cohen, the mastermind behind the Real Housewives franchise, further fueled his excitement to step into the role of host. “I felt right at home to sit on the throne, and therefore it was a no-brainer,” Fareed added.
Fareed Khimani is a legend in the radio industry, with a career spanning several years and collaborations with esteemed stations such as Capital FM, XFM, and Nation FM. He has also made a name for himself as the founder of Nusu Nusu, a production company known for its outstanding TV shows, including Masharaki Mix, Coke Studio Africa, Lit360, and Yes! Ndio! Beeni! With such a diverse background, Fareed brings a wealth of experience to the table.
Additionally, Fareed has showcased his acting prowess in notable shows like Changes and Kona. Recently, he made a captivating appearance on the first season of Showmax’s popular police procedural, Crime and Justice, where he portrayed a high-level drug dealer posing as a talent manager. His versatility as an entertainer is evident, and fans can expect his dynamic personality to shine during the reunion.
When asked about what fans can expect from him as the host, Fareed assured us that he would leave no stone unturned. With his trademark no-holds-barred approach, he promises to ask the hard-hitting questions that viewers are eager to have answered. Fareed’s ability to command attention and engage with his audience, coupled with his status as one of Kenya’s most recognizable voices, makes him the perfect choice to moderate the reunion.
Eugene Mbugua, the founder of D&R Studios, which produces The Real Housewives of Nairobi, expressed his confidence in Fareed’s ability to elevate the reunion. “He is one of Kenya’s most recognizable voices,” Eugene remarked. He further highlighted Fareed’s exceptional hosting skills demonstrated in events like Kenya’s prestigious fashion high teas. It was this combination of experience and captivating personality that led the production team to select Fareed as the reunion host.
The Real Housewives of Nairobi is part of the globally renowned Real Housewives franchise, licensed as a format by NBCUniversal Formats. This franchise falls under the umbrella of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. With such a reputable lineage, the show has captivated audiences worldwide, and its Nairobi edition has proven to be a standout