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Who is the new Real Housewife of Nairobi, Zena Nyambu?

As the curtain rises on the much-anticipated Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Nairobi, viewers will be introduced to a new face in the glamorous ensemble: Zena Nyambu. A self-described serial entrepreneur and jack-of-all-trades, Nyambu brings a dynamic energy and wealth of experience to the show.

“I am the very definition of a hustler: a boss mum, and I can get my hands dirty. I am nice and pretty to look at, but sometimes I lead with my fist,” she asserts confidently.

At 41, Nyambu is a mother of two and a powerhouse in the business world. She’s the force behind several successful ventures, including luxury skincare salon Glamsquad Kenya, interior design company Art Infinity, and she’s also a partner in Zela Aesthetics, a wellness centre.

In her introductory video, Nyambu’s charisma and ambition shine through as she invites viewers into her world. Her passion for entrepreneurship and commitment to her family are evident, setting the stage for what promises to be an exciting journey on the reality show.

We had the opportunity to catch up with Nyambu to learn more about her and what viewers can expect from her in season 2 of The Real Housewives of Nairobi.

Also read: Meet the new cast of The Real Housewives of Nairobi season 2

When asked about her decision to join the show, Nyambu said, “I knew I had a lot to bring to the table and the show was an opportunity for me to grow and showcase my business.

The Real Housewives of Nairobi came at the right time when I’m growing my business, and who would say no to a platform like that?”

Reflecting on her experience as a new housewife, Nyambu admits it’s been a rollercoaster ride. “Of course I’ve had fun, I’ve been able to meet and interact with the other housewives.

I’m very good friends with some of them and sworn enemies with some of them, but you know what, that’s part of life. I am not ice cream – not everyone is going to like me,” she jokes.

When asked to name her favourite housewife from the first series, Nyambu mentions Minne and Vera, highlighting the genuine connections she’s made with her fellow cast members.

Navigating the pressures of reality TV and opening her home to strangers hasn’t been easy for Nyambu.

“It all looks very glamorous, but there are days when I’ve cried, cursed or wanted to give up,” she reveals. “But there are also days when I’ve gone home and felt a sense of achievement.”

Despite the challenges, Nyambu acknowledges the growth she’s experienced through the process.

“The show has helped me to grow emotionally. I’m learning to have patience and manage my anger, especially during confrontations,” she says.

As season two unfolds, Nyambu encourages Kenyans to tune in and promises a season full of drama, laughter and genuine moments.

“From where I sit, I don’t know fame, I’ve never been in it, I’m just another girl next door. Personally, I can’t wait to watch it because I want to see what I’ve been up to,” she says excitedly. “It’s been a very interesting journey and friendships have been made, alliances have been forged and there’s a lot to learn from this season”.