Kagiso Lediga

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Kagiso Lediga
Born (1978-05-06) May 6, 1978 (age 41)
South Africa
NationalitySouth African
OccupationActor, filmmaker, writer, Comedian
Known forQueen Sono, Catching Feelings, Bunny Chow, Pure Monate Show, Bantu Hour

Kagiso Lediga is a South African Tswana stand-up comedian, actor and director. He is credited as the creator and executive producer of the Netflix crime drama Queen Sono which is scheduled for release on February 28, 2020.[1][2][3][4] Lediga has written and directed noteworthy television comedies including the cult classic The Pure Monate Show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, and the Bantu Hour.[5] He has played starring roles in the films Bunny Chow, Wonder Boy for President and Catching Feelings.[6][7]

Career[edit]

In 2017, Lediga co-produced, directed and starred in the romantic drama film Catching Feelings.[7] On December 10, 2018, Lediga was announced as the creator and one of the executive producers of the Netflix crime drama series Queen Sono.[8]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Genre Role Notes
2013 Mary and Martha Drama Kumi
2017 Catching Feelings Drama Max Matsane Actor, Director, Writer
2017 Wizard Drama Director
Year Television Genre Role Notes
1997 The Phat Joe Show
2004 Pure Monate Show Actor
2015 Bantu Hour Presenter, Actor
2020 Queen Sono Crime drama Executive producer Upcoming series

Awards[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 South African Film and Television Awards Best Director of a TV Comedy Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola Nominated [9]
Best Writing Team of a TV Comedy Nominated [9]
2015 Best Achievement in Scriptwriting -TV Comedy Nominated [10]
Best Achievement in Directing - TV Comedy Nominated [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winifred, Chisom (December 10, 2019). "Queen is coming: Queen Sono premieres February 28th, 2020". Glam Africa. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
  2. ^ Isama, Antoinette (June 11, 2019). "Production for 'Queen Sono,' Netflix's First African Original Series, Is Underway". OkayAfrica. Retrieved June 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Buso, Oyama (February 10, 2019). "Kagiso Lediga speaks about Queen Sono – Africa's First Netflix Original Series". MSN Entertainment. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  4. ^ van Zyl, Gareth (February 12, 2019). "Hitting highs with movie hit Matwetwe: Meet director Kagiso Lediga". BizNews. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Mkhwanazi, Katlego (10 November 2015). "The Bantu Hour – Back with a difference". The Mail and Guardian. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  6. ^ Vourlias, Christopher (16 June 2016). "Durban: Satire 'Wonder Boy' Tweaks South African Politics". Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  7. ^ a b Andersen, Nic (February 28, 2018). "Catching Feelings: South African release date, cast and latest trailer". The South African. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Vourlias, Christopher (December 10, 2018). "Netflix Orders 'Queen Sono,' Its First African Original Series". Variety. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  9. ^ a b "2014 SAFTAs nominees announced". Elle Magazine. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  10. ^ a b "2015 SAFTAs nominees announced". Screen Africa. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2016.

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