May 15, 2022

Young, Famous & African's Peace Hyde: From teacher to Netflix hitmaker

The British-Ghanaian creator behind the show spoke to the BBC's Cecilia Macaulay about her previous life as a teacher, struggles as a single woman working in African media and defended Young, Famous & African as an authentic and vital piece of content for the continent today. Now dubbed an African media mogul, Peace Hyde started off her career in a different field. Hyde insists the show's line-up were "Superstars", including the likes of South African and Nigerian actresses Khanyi Mbau and Annie Macaulay-Idibia, as well as entrepreneur Zari Hassan and others. Hyde rejects the criticism that the cast was not representative enough of different African countries. Hyde's path to making Netflix history as the creator of its first African reality TV series, and working as a senior media executive at Forbes Africa was not always easy.

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