Nelson Mandela Grandkids Get Reality Show & Say “We're Not The African Kardashians”

Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s family announced today that three of his grown grandchildren will star in a new reality TV show to air in early 2012. Dorothy Adjoa Amuah, Zaziwe Dlamini-Manaway, and her younger sister Swati Dlamini, all grew up in the United States, but then returned to South Africa for business and family reasons. “This is about three women breaking away from the Mandela legacy to find their own feet,” said director Graeme Swanepoel. “The show will be about our lives as young, black women… We’re not wearing ‘I’m a Mandela’ T-shirts,” Swati, granddaughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, told the news conference. “We’re definitely not the African Kardashians,” another of the soon-to-be-stars said. (more…)

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