Africa boasts with creatives, be it music, art, pottery, etc,… In the filmmaking space, Africa likewise celebrates amazing people who contribute intensely to telling stories of our amazing continent.
BONGINHLANHLA “MR. B” NCUBE, South Africa
Also known as “Mr. B”, Bonginhlanhla Ncube is a South African based international award-winning producer/director. He attained his skills under the training of North American, China based film guru, Peter D Marshall (The Butterfly Effect, Happy Gilmore, Dawn of the Dead). Peter worked for Directors such as; John Woo, Zack Snyder, Phillip Noyce, etc,… Peter also worked with talent such as Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, John Travolta, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry, etc,… Mr. B taps into the talent of a highly experienced filmmaker, he completed his second feature film and theatrical release, SAFE BET (2016), an international multi award-winning action comedy flick which accumulated 6 International awards including a special recognition from the California State Assembly.
Mr. B’s most recent production is a TV series he Co-created, Wrote and Directed. COLOURS is a 26 episode series filmed in Gaborone, Botswana and features local talent such as Tulani Tau, Fitzgerald Sebolao and Kgomotso Ratsie.
KAGISO LEDIGA, South Africa
Kagiso Lediga is a multiple award-winning and celebrated stand-up comedian, actor, writer and director. He is the creator of the pioneering South African comedy sketch show The Pure Monate Show (PMS), and co-creator and show-runner of the two time International Emmy nominated Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola (LNN).
Kagiso Lediga has collaborated with some of SA’s top creative talent, including Hugh Masekela, Black Coffee and Loyiso Gola.
Kagiso is credited as the creator and executive producer of the Netflix crime drama Queen Sono which was released on February 28, 2020. Queen Sono is the first ever African Original Series and the first South African Original Series.