On Women’s Day, Ndiani Studios a Zimbabwean multimedia production company launched a web series entitled the Working Wives.
The series which takes the mick out of the “Real Housewives” franchise with an African twist; explores an African millennial’s perspective of love and life while trying to find oneself in a world where tradition, urbanisation and ambition are at odds.
This 12-episode dramedy/mockumentary series unravels the lives and loves of a group of Harare women from the perspective of a millennial. Using a touch of comedy and lots of drama, the series explores what it means to be a modern African woman whilst navigating tradition versus urbanisation.
Starring the likes of Dikelo Mamiala, Tendaiishe Chitima, Nyasha Grace Munangatire, Maritawana Dhliwayo, Chipo Mugovewedenga Chikara, Megan Victor-Carelse, Tendai Tehn Diamond Nguni, Munya Chidzonga and Vusani Mutsila, the series is an adaptation from a blog series created by Sharon Bwanya and is created and produced by Tendayi Nyeke.
In a statement to the press, Nyeke said,
“The series is an exciting Pan-African collaboration that was shot between Zimbabwe and South Africa, starring a crew and talent from both countries in a time that sees borders fall as far as storytelling and viewing experience is concerned”.
The storyline portrays what was meant to be the baby shower of character, Mabel’s dreams. Which fast turns into a nightmare when her twin nephews are kidnapped which triggers a revelation of the secrets of the women she thought were her friends.
“Brace yourselves for a comedy-drama because as crazy as life gets, it is always easier to swallow the hard pill with a good laugh”, said Nyeke of the series.
Working Wives is available on Vimeo. You can also check out the Trailer on Facebook, here.