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There’s something about local reality shows that make them a crowd favourite. Maybe it’s the fact that they highlight the hilarious craziness of other families, making you appreciate yours more. Or maybe it’s because you are left feeling inspired after watching people follow their dreams and win at life.

Whatever the reason may be, we’ve got plenty of popular reality shows you’ll love. Add these African gems to your must-watch list.

Idols SA

There’s a reason why Idols SA has made it to its 17th season – watching local talent develop and grow is truly inspiring. Not to mention, the Idols platform is life-changing, with previous winners making a name for themselves on the global stage. Who will win this season? Tune in to find out Sundays at 17:30  on Mzansi MagicDStv Channel 161.

Salon Battle

What happens when you put some of Africa’s most talented hairstylists against each other? You get a whole lot of hairspray, drama, and unbelievable makeovers. Join Stephanie Ndlovu as she visits salons across the continent, searching for the best beauticians in the business every Tuesday at 18:30  on HONEYDStv Channel 173.

Big Brother Naija

Imagine being trapped in a house with a bunch of strangers, all competing for an insane amount of cash and other mouth-watering prizes. Reality TV at its finest, Big Brother Naija presents a recipe for chaos. We can’t wait to see all the drama as it unfolds live on Africa Magic, DStv Channel 197.

Love Come Back

Love Come Back is all about winning back lost lovers and exes, giving Nigerians a chance to rekindle relationships with the one that got away. Hosted by love and relationship doctor Ibrahim Suleiman and featuring surprise celebrity cameos, this emotional rollercoaster ride will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Tune in on Fridays at 18:30  on Africa Magic UrbanDStv Channel 153.

Never miss your favourites! Download the DStv app today to stream these and more must-watch reality shows anytime and anywhere.

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende