Actor | Producer | Businessman | Appearances | Speaker | Philanthropist
Beginning his career in entertainment as a DJ, Shona Ferguson has made brave transitions to actor, producer and even creator of some of the greatest homegrown television that South Africa has seen. He has frequented our screens with roles in everything from Isidingo and Muvhango to Scandal! and Generations.
Shona has received awards like the Golden Horn Award for Best Actor in a TV Soap and Golden Horn Award for Best Achievement by a Lead Actor in a Made for TV Movie. He’s also been listed as a BET A-List Game Changer alongside his wife Connie Ferguson. Often described as a South African television mover and shaker, Shona has stirred the industry with his visions for the future.
Beyond his appearances in local shows, Shona features in his own more recent soapies like Rockville and The Queen. As a producer of The Queen, he impresses with an IMDB score of 8.2 – putting it on equal playing fields as world-renowned shows like The Big Bang Theory, Orange Is the New Black and Luke Cage. Known to be a risk taker, his productions have pushed the boundary for what television is “meant to be” and the viewers’ reactions show that the risks have paid off. The Throne and The Queen are hot topics of conversation on Twitter every week night.
Shona has a social following of almost half a million on Twitter and more than 300 000 on Instagram.
He manages a perfect juxtaposition between play and work in his appearances and in the career path he’s chosen. Donning eye-catching tattoos across his arms, along with his magnificent stature, he turns heads wherever he goes. When suited up and clean-cut, Shona looks like he suits any boardroom setting or black-tie event. There’s more to Shona than what you see though – his presence itself demands the attention of the room. He carries such an enjoyable charm that you can’t help but like him.
Other than TV, he’s appeared in many publications like Destiny, City Press, Drum and more. When he’s not changing the face of TV and owning magazine covers, he hosts events like the Chivas 18’s Modern Gentlemen campaign.
Shona’s modern demeanour along with his experience and reputation make him relevant to people of different ages. With his leather-jacket-bad-boy look contrasting his impressive CEO dress code, Shona is particularly captivating to an audience of men, entrepreneurs, and distinguished business people.