The Kardashians 2.o? We at least hope not.
Three of Nelson Mandela’s granddaughters will have the chance to introduce themselves to the world via reality television soon, as the sisters, Swati Dlamini, and Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway, and their cousin, Dorothy Adjoa Amuah, are going to star in a reality series to air in the U.S. about their lives as prosperous, hard working South African women. The women all range from ages 27-34. Producers are hoping to showcase the program on an American television station. The girls, all raised in Boston according to CNN, will have their personal and professional lives followed, you know, per the usual reality TV show. But what’s different about them and their series compared to other reality TV shows is that they claim and hope to be positive role models for women around the world. So don’t expect to see too much foolishness from Nelson Mandela’s grandbabies. Well, maybe just a little. You know reality shows don’t last without some kind of drama:
“We are exposing Africa for what it is … with a new middle class of intellectuals … contributing to the economy. We’re definitely not the African Kardashians,” said Amuah.
Another thing you shouldn’t really expect to see is Nelson, himself. While the family is supportive of the idea of the show for the three women, aside from a few cousins, their kids and spouses, they don’t plan on being involved. It is also unclear whether or not the show will be taped in South Africa or in the States, but either way, it sounds pretty interesting. Some people commenting about the plans seem to think that the women are using their grandfather’s name for something that could make a mockery of it. Do you think it’s that deep? Or is it just another harmless notch in the reality TV belt?