Things you didn't know about Thabo Kgaphola

By Drum Digital
29 March 2017

DRUM caught up with 2016 Savanna Audience Choice Comic Winner comedian Thabo Kgaphola a.k.a. ‘Summary Wa Lehetla’ to unearth a few things you may not know about him.

DRUM caught up with 2016 Savanna Audience Comics Choice Awards Winner comedian Thabo Kgaphola a.k.a. ‘Summary Wa Lehetla’ to unearth a few things you may not know about him.

  1. He got his name Summary Wa Lehetla’ after he entered and won a talent show at his church. ‘Lehetla’ is Sotho for shoulder.
  2. Summary is the second-born of eight children from his mother. His father had two wives and 13 children in total.
  3. He grew-up in an informal settlement in Orange Farm, South of Johannesburg.
  4. There was a point at school when he had nothing to wear and his classmates ended up donating clothes for him.
  5. He initially took time to take comedy seriously because he lacked confidence.
  6. He says he doesn’t do comedy for the fame or notoriety, for him it’s about making people laugh and happy.
  7. Summary won the 2016 Audience Choice Award. It’s the only award voted for by the public.
  8. Before getting into comedy, Summary worked in corporate briefly and left without a job because his passion lay in comedy.
  9. Summary has shared the stage with Mashabela Galane, Skhumba Hlophe, Celeste Ntuli, Goliath and Goliath and David Kau.

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