Reality TV shows are a dime a dozen. If you go through streaming services, you are likely to find a reality show or two. And the genre comes in many forms. You get dating shows, cooking competitions, talent shows and home renovation shows. Those things may seem unrelated but they fall under the umbrella of reality shows. One type of reality show that people really love to watch are the ones where people just live their day to day lives. And the drama unfolds from there. One such person who became a known quantity from her time in reality TV is Neffeteria Pugh.
Neffeteria Pugh, or more commonly known by her nickname Neffe, is a reality television star most famous from her appearances in the BET reality show “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is”. The show stars her sister, singer Keyshia Cole, as cameras record her daily life. The show ran from July 2006 to December 2008. And in this type of reality show, the drama unfolds on its own. But reality shows like this one often picks out the best parts to show some kind of conflict. She has made appearances throughout the show’s three-season run. Because of that, she became the co-star of her own reality show with her mother Frankie Lons, which premiered in late 2009.
In the aptly-titled “Frankie & Neffe,” the cameras recorded the life of the mother-daughter duo as they start their new lives. During the show’s one season run, Neffe got a job as a radio personality. But throughout the series’ run, there have been a lot of ups and downs for their family. That seems started for a reality show. Unfortunately, the show ended that year. Partly because Neffeteria was sick of the spotlight at the time. She cited that the series was hurting the dynamics of her family.
There wasn’t really that much else that Neffeteria did publicly in the next few years. Between the end of Keyshia’s BET reality show and the start of her own, she managed to write a memoir. The title of it is “My Happiness is My Sanity”. In 2012, she wrote another book titled “Price I Paid” in which she talked about her time doing reality TV. But during the years that she was out of the spotlight, her family had suffered some financial troubles along the way. In 2013, they tried to show a reality show called “Family Therapy.” The show featured Neffeteria and some of her estranged siblings as they live under one roof. There isn’t a lot of info about the show except for a video that showed clips from the series.
In 2015, “Frankie & Neffe” returned for another season on BET. They didn’t renew the show after its eight-episode run. The spotlights have turned off again for her reality TV career. That is until 2017, where Neffeteria and her then husband, Shelby “Soullow” Lowery, went on the OWN series “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” They appeared on the show to try and fix their broken marriage. There appearances spanned a total of three episodes between two seasons. Their entire session with Iyanla Vanzant was cut down into two episodes in Season 7. Seemingly, they have stayed together since ten. But they returned a year later in Season 8 for another shot at it. Shortly after, they went their separate ways.
Neffeteria has continued to host a weekly radio show on the Atlanta, Georgia-based FM radio station Hits 92.3. She is also very active on Instagram where she posts photos and videos of her family and previous stints on reality TV. There isn’t a lot of info about her net worth but it estimated to be around $1,000,000 dollars.
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