Lena Heady as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones

If Desperate Housewives Africa lived in Westeros, which noble houses would they belong to?

Game of Thrones is taking over M-Net Edge and no doubt, our lives. 

Catch Game of Thrones S2 double bill that premieres on Monday 25 May from 23:00 on M-Net Edge, also available on Catch Up online and on your DStv Explora.

In the spirit of GoT always going big on surprises, we are throwing in a little surprise of our own. We look at how Desperate Housewives Africa would fit into Game of Thrones. Which houses would they belong to?



Ese de Souza – House Stark

The Starks value honour, tradition and family above everything else. In fact they are the least willing to get their hands dirty even though they have been the most betrayed. Ese de Souza (Nini Wacera) who plays the African version of Bree van de Kamp is concerned about keeping eccentric family values intact. She wants to present a certain image to the outer crowds, one that she believes is banked on good morals and upbringing.

Tari Gambadia – House Targaryen

Once the ruling house of Westeros, the Targaryens lost their seat at King’s Landing during Robert’s rebellion which dooms them into exile. But Danerys Targaryen morphs into a fierce Mother of Dragons who wants to reclaim the Iron Throne. Tari Gambadia (Michelle Dede) who plays the African version of Susan Mayer has her life fall apart after her divorce but with the help of her daughter, she’s ready to get back in the game.

Kiki Obi – House Lannister

“A Lannister always pays his debts,” so goes their unofficial house motto, a boast that defines the Lannisters as the wealthiest family in Westeros. They are proud, entitled and they have a taste for the finer things in life. Kiki Obi (Kehinde Bankole) who plays the African version of Gabrielle Solis is proud, and values money, her designer clothes and jewellery above everything else.

Funke Lawal – House Baratheon

House Baratheon lost the control of the realm after King Robert’s Baratheon’s death, and haven't been able to regain their previous status, although they've tried. Funke Lawal (Omotu Bissong) who plays the African version of Lynette Scavo was once a top executive, a post that she ‘lost’ (in this case, gave up) to dedicate her time to motherhood.

As you binge watch Game of Thrones, make some time for our favourite wives of Hibiscus Lane on Desperate Housewives Africa, Thursday 14 May at 22:00 on EbonyLife (DStv Channel 165), available to Compact and Premium subscribers. Upgrade today to enjoy the best entertainment.