Mnakwethu: Happily Ever After?Watch full episode
Problems are multiplyin’ in Mnakwethu Happily Ever After?. The reality TV star and proud polygamist Musa Mseleku is running the show in Season 1 of the Mnakwethu spin-off show, helping wannabe polygamists follow in his multi-wife footsteps.
In episode 1 alone, Musa tries to help keep the peace in three marriages, each with its own specific issue. MaMhlongo, for example, wants to know how her husband Dulas is going to afford a second wife when he’s just about breaking even with her. Musician Ngiga wants a second wife because “it’s a means to control me, as a celebrity I might misbehave, so this will stop me.”
Whatever your belief in terms of marriage, this is eye-opening fun.
“Reality TV doesn’t get better than this,” says Nomsa Philiso, director of local entertainment channels at DStv. “The show is like a fly on the wall for South Africans who are curious on the cultural processes that unfold when men ask their wives to be part of a polygamous marriage.”