This is the First Showmax original telenovela, and so far SA is loving it!
1Magic’s The River and Mzansi Magic’s Gomora are among the top 10 shows on Showmax overall for the first half of 2021, but the African streaming service has never had a Showmax Original telenovela to call their own. Until now. Subscribers can watch The Wife online on Showmax now.
Inspired by Dudu Busani-Dube’s bestselling novel Hlomu the Wife, The Wife follows a journalist (Skeem Saam’s Mbalenhle Mavimbela) who falls in love with a taxi driver (Necktie Youth’s Bonko Khoza), not realising that when you marry a man, you marry his secrets.
We all know the saying that goes ‘bad boys are no good and good boys are no fun.” It’s clear that even with all the red flags already showing and the signs that heartbreak is on the horizon, she still wants to be with the bug-eyed Zulu brother. This brings up Bab’Gumbi's pep talk with her when he said, “Mahlomu, you can’t bring a wild dog into your home and tame it. Because one day it’ll turn against you and show you its true nature.”
The story is filled with plot twists and turns, enough to make anyone fall in love with the local telenovela. This show gets better with beautiful scenes told in the most riveting way.
The Wife is being produced by Stained Glass, the company behind SAFTA-winning shows like eHostela and Uzalo, South Africa’s most-watched soap opera.
Watch The Wife online on Showmax now, with new episodes dropping every Thursday.
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