The Real Housewives franchise has taken the world by storm, and the Durban version is no exception. With the Season 3 finale of The Real Housewives of Durban having just aired on Showmax, fans are eagerly awaiting the two-part reunion special, which will air on 3 and 10 May 2023. But what makes this reunion special is that it will be hosted by none other than MaBlerh, a well-known media personality and conversation curator from Durban.
According to MaBlerh, he was thrilled at the opportunity to host the reunion as a Durbanite. He believes that his understanding of the landscape and social dynamics of Durbanites will make him the perfect host for the show. He is also a big fan of the show and has been glued to the screen since the pilot. In fact, MaBlerh was one of the first people to publicly ask for a “Housewives” show that focuses on the ladies in Durban.
MaBlerh has assured fans that he will not take his new job lightly. He plans to ask hard-hitting questions and put everything that was on the show on the table. Viewers should expect a host who will fully represent them, a host who is a fan of the show, and a host who will try his best to get the clarity we all need on everything that has happened during this season. He believes that it would be a disservice to the fans of the show to go in there and not ask hard-hitting questions.
Sam Kelly, Let it Rain Films’ executive producer, believes that MaBlerh is the perfect choice for the job. He understands the world of The Real Housewives, which has become a pop culture phenomenon, and is genuinely interested in it. They believe that he will bring the strong presence they need to host this reunion with care, tact, and maturity, as the conversations will tackle the themes that have come up throughout the season.
MaBlerh is no stranger to the spotlight. He is a smooth voice behind Kaya 959’s popular show The Weekend Update with MaBlerh. He has also been a panellist on Mzansi Magic’s Black Conversations, the co-host of the SABC3 talk show Trending SA, and in the cast of Isibaya as Justice Mnguni. The former publicist and blogger has a Bachelor of Economics from Rhodes University.
The Real Housewives of Durban has been a massive success since it first aired on Showmax. The first season set a then-record for the most first-day views on the platform and went on to be released in 28 territories outside Africa on hayu, not to mention on Peacock and Bravo, the original home of The Real Housewives franchise. Season 2 was one of the 10 most streamed titles on Showmax last year and is currently streaming on hayu.