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Desperate Housewives Africa set to take drama to scandalous new heights EbonyLife Channel 165.

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Desperate Housewives Africa, the local adaptation of the multiple award-winning ABC television drama hit series. It starts on 30 April, 2015, exclusively on EbonyLife TV, DStv Channel 165. 

New episodes of Desperate Housewives Africa shows every Thursday at 9pm WAT; with the previous week’s episode showing every Thursday at 8pm WAT. Viewers can also follow repeat broadcasts on the channel as follows: Sundays at 2PM, Mondays at 4pm, Wednesdays at 4pm and Saturdays at 9pm.



Desperate Housewives Africa will closely reflect the original multi-award winning American version with a uniquely African flavour. Viewers can look forward to an enthralling and spell-binding homegrown pilot that takes the Desperate Housewives format as you once knew it to scandalously new dimensions.


When an outwardly successful neighbour Rume Bello, played by Marcy Dolapo Oni, dies, her friends continue to deal with their everyday lives and, as seen through Rume's eyes, the story mysteriously unravels in a dramatic, comedic whirlwind which will have you at the edge of your seat calling for more.

Michelle Dede portrays the character, Tari Gambadia. Her ultimate desperation is unknown at first as she competes for the attention of a new hunky neighbour who has his own ulterior motives?

Nini Wacera, portrays Ese De Souza, a housewife who struggles with maintaining the perfect family... but will her outward impression of perfection successfully mask the disturbing dysfunction in her household? Kehinde Bankole, as Kiki Obi, continues a rather sordid and sleazy love affair; will her husband catch her in the act?

And Omotu Bissong, who stars as Funke Lawal, copes with life as a stay-at-home, fatigued mother of four boisterous and rambunctious children. What possibly could be her desperation?

All these mysteries will evolve in each episode of Desperate Housewives Africa.

The original Desperate Housewives won both the 2005 and 2006 Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy, and was created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios. The series is broadcast in more than 200 territories around the world, where it has been one of the most popular U.S. TV shows in recent history with its eighth and final series concluding in 2012.