Shona Ferguson wins award for best lead actor for Kings of Joburg role

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Shona Ferguson in Kings of Joburg.
Shona Ferguson in Kings of Joburg.
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Although his life was tragically cut short – his work and talent live on.

The late actor, producer, and co-founder of Ferguson Films, Shona Ferguson has won the award for best lead in a drama series at the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards (HAPA) for his role in Kings of Joburg.

The award show was held on 24 October 2021 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Connie Ferguson took to her Instagram page to share the good news. 

“I am beyond elated for this win!” she wrote in the caption. 

“Your passion, your drive, your creative genius and your undeniable talent went unrecognised for the longest time, but that never discouraged nor deterred you from your plans and vision for Ferguson Films. 

“To say I’m proud of my husband would be the biggest understatement! This guy! This guy! Not only was he the biggest dreamer but also the hardest worker in the room! Boss extraordinaire! With the brightest smile and heartiest laughter! Sorely missed but fondly remembered by all! Congratulations Hubby! We receive this in your honour! May the memory of you never fade in people’s minds and hearts! You are loved by many, and remembered for how you touched people’s lives and the difference you made to them! You continue to inspire beyond the grave! You truly are one of a kind! Chosen to defy death,” she wrote. 

See her post below. 

REVIEW | Kings of Joburg

Kings of Joburg also won two other awards at the show. 

The series delves into the legacy building, fragmented family structures, treacherous brotherhoods and the effects of crime and African masculinities on families and society at large. Loyalties are tested, with long-held secrets threatening to shatter the fragile façade. You can watch it now on Netflix. 

Shona passed away following Covid-19 complications on Friday, 30 July.

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