KENNY KUNENE

Kenny Kunene is a South African businessman, entrepreneur and politician best known for owning the ZAR club franchise and for his appreciation of sushi, leading him to be dubbed “The Sushi King” or “Mr. Sushi”.

Kunene attended Vista University and became an English teacher. He later turned to crime, however, and was imprisoned from 1997 to 2003 after being convicted of running a ponzi scheme.

While in prison, he often organised parties among the inmates to build goodwill among his fellow inmates. After he was released he began marketing the work of former bank robber Gayton McKenzie who had since became a motivational speaker.

Kunene and McKenzie then invested in a seafood distribution business and became business partners in the club industry.

In 2011 Kunene was the subject of the e.tv reality series So What, which documents the behind-the-scenes experiences of his personal and business life. A second season premiered in March 2012.

In 2014 he was the second ever South African celebrity to be “roasted” in the television special The Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene.


Television Roles

Character

Show

Himself

Himself

Roastee – Himself

The Comedy Central Roast – Season 2

 

Contact details for booking Kenny Kunene: booking@djsproduction.co.za

LERATO KGANYAGO

Lerato Kganyago is a South African television presenter, model, businesswoman and socialite best known for hosting her own talk show on Soweto TV called The LKG Show; and for hosting the SABC1 lifestyle magazine show The Link.

She first entered the public eye in 2002 when she was crowned Miss Jam Alley 2002. She was also a finalist in the Miss City Press contests in 2003 and 2005 and was crowned Miss Soweto in 2005.

She started her schooling at Ipolokeng Primary school and later went to Boksburg High School were she matriculated. She then studied a Diploma in Travel and Tourism, and Public Relations with Damelin College.

Kganyago featured on the popular drive time show on Jozi Fm, with DJ Hluks, as an entertainment news updater. She also hosted a car show on the same slot, updating listeners about the latest cars and celebrities that drive them.

Kganyago had her first television appearance on the Phat Joe Show, as an actress in comedy skits. She then shot a number of TV adverts for major campaigns including Ukhozi FM, Botswana TV, Castle Lite and J&B.

After being a presenter for a number of years on the community TV station Soweto TV (2008-2012), she was thrust into the public eye in late 2012 when SABC1 dropped Bonang Matheba as host of The Link and hired Lerato to fill the vacancy.

In 2010 she had a small role in the e.tv drama series 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls. She has also had cameo roles on Live (she co-hosted the show with Crazy Lu), the mini-series After 9 on SABC1 and The Wild on M-Net.

Lerato was also a partner in the FTV (Centurion) franchise and she owns Black Angel, an events management company. As an MC, Kganyago has secured ongoing deals with the Gauteng Department of Education, Revlon, Face of Jawad Products in Lesotho, Tropica, Always Ultra Campaigns and Silver Star Casino. She also hosts music festivals.

In a 2008 interview with City Press she admitted to suffering from the eating disorder anorexia in her early twenties. She is the niece of SABC spokesman Kaizer Kganyago.


Television Roles

Character  / Show

Commentator – Herself  / 10 Over 10 – Season 2

Herself  / I Am – Season 1

Presenter – Herself  / The Crown Gospel Music Awards – Season 6

Host – Herself  / The Link – Season 1

Host – Herself  / The Link – Season 2

Host – Herself  / The Link – Season 3

Liziwe  / The Wild – Season 1

Guest Judge – Herself   / Turn It Out – Season 2 (Street Battle)

Herself  / Zaziwa – Season 1

 

Contact details for booking Lerato Kganyago: booking@djsproduction.co.za

BONANG MATHEBA

Bonang Matheba is a South African television presenter and radio DJ best known for co-hosting the SABC1 Friday night music show Live, from 2007-2012.

She was the co-host (with Tbo Touch) of the 9th Annual Metro FM Awards, in November 2008.

Bonang was a Digital Host for the 16th Annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs), which were held in Sun City on Saturday 17 April, 2010.

In 2011 she was a contestant on the e.tv reality competition Tropika Island of Treasure 3, and the co-host (with Phat Joe) of the 17th Annual South African Music Awards.

In August 2012 she left Live and hosted her final episode on Friday, 31 August 2012.

She was due to return to television in November 2012 as host of the SABC1 lifestyle show The Link but was replaced at the last minute by Lerato Kganyago after accepting a contract to host the reality competition Clash of the Choirs on rival broadcaster Mzansi Magic.

In 2014 she was the Red Carpet Host at the 8th Annual South African Film and Television Awards.

TELEVISION ROLES

Character / Show

Commentator – Herself  / 10 Over 10 – Season 1

Host – Herself  / Live AMP – Season 7

Host – Herself  / Live AMP – Season 10

Host – Herself  / Live AMP – Season 8

Host – Herself  / Live AMP – Season 9

Host – Herself  / Live AMP – Season 11

Host – Herself  / Live AMP – Season 12

Host – Herself  / Live AMP – Season 13

Judge – Herself  / Miss South Africa – Season 57

Digital Host – Herself  / The South African Music Awards – Season 16

Herself  / Zaziwa – Season 1

Contact details for booking Bonang Matheba: booking@djsproduction.co.za

Thomas Gumede

Thomas Gumede is a South African actor and comedian best known for his role as Siphiwe in the SABC1 drama series A Place Called Home, from 2006-2009.

He is also known for being the co-host of the SABC1 youth talk show The Cypher, which premiered on Thursday 19 July, 2007.

He had a starring role in the SABC1 drama series Bay of Plenty, from 2007-2008. Other television series he has acted in include Gothia Caper, Mthunzini.com, Backstage, Home Affairs and Soul City.

He has performed at numerous live comedy gigs, including the successful 99% Zulu Comedy Show in Durban.

Thomas was the host of the SABC1 reality competition talent show So You Think You’re Funny!, from November 2008 to January 2009. The show stars comedian David Kau who is on a mission to find South Africa’s top unsigned comedic talent.

In 2012 he produced and starred in the Vuzu reality series Forever Young, which follows him and fellow actors Siya Ngwekazi and Lungile Radu as they “follow their hearts and live in the moment in pursuit of their dreams”.

In the same year he was one of the starring cast members of the SABC3 satirical sketch comedy series Sketch U Later.

Also in 2012, he took over from Siyabonga Radebe as the host of the Vuzu docu-reality series Top Shayela.

In 2013 he had a starring role as Zanele, a guy with a girl’s name who is over-emotional, wildly romantic and highly neurotic, in the SABC1 sitcom Single Guys.

Contact details for booking Thomas Gumede : bookings@djsproduction.co.za

Tall A$$ MO

Tol A$$ Mo (Totally Outrageous Laughter Avantgarde $treet $tyle Mongezi) has become one of South Africa’s well-known comedians within a short space of time.

Like many comedians who have gone on to become household names in this country, Mo has a humble township upbringing, mixed with a Model C education, the conflict of which has made him a very interesting comic.

Mo is a professional comedian. To date, he’s been associated with some high profile brands such as Smirnoff, Converse, Doritos, Mini Cooper. He’s also the star of his own reality show ‘Mo Love’ on DSTV’s VUZU and was the face of Mzansi Magic channel. He has performed at the survival of the hippest festival in Vienna Europe for Austrian delegates. He was nominated in the “Best Newcomer” category at the first Comic Choice Awards 2011.

His material mainly comprises of stories of his childhood as well as encapsulates the absurdities that come with living in modern day South Africa. Tol A$$ Mo has made a huge impact on the local comedy industry, holding his own amongst some of the countries best in a growing list of performances and appearances.

Currently the lifestyle ambassador for Nike sports wear, he has been featured on shows such as The Homecoming Comedy Tour, the Aromat Comedy Tour, The Just Because Comedy Festival, and the Tshwane Comedy Festival. Accompanied by a youthful and charming exuberance as well as a fresh and unique perspective to his comedy repertoire, it’s hard to imagine Mo not becoming a bona fide comedy heavyweight in the future.

Over the past four years Mo has taken part in several public comedy shows as well as corporate performances. Some of the performances under his belt include LNN Comedy Show Live at Lyric, Metro FM Comedy Experience, Blacks Only, Heavy Weights Comedy Jam, DSTV Comedy Circuit,Macufe Comedy Festival, and Mo News on LOL Show, Walala Wasala and Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola.

Mo is definitely climbing the ropes of becoming a household name- with ongoing comedy gigs, corporate associates and strong product alignments. Above all Tol A$$ Mo is all about comedy and high end street fashion, as he is currently doing his one man show nationwide called Tol Ass Mo Live “that’s so great”, its obvious that Mo is a Jack of all trades as he always says, “Please snap your fingers and give me some Flava!”
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Siv Ngesi

Sivuyile Ngesi is a 25 year old actor born in the township of Gugulethu, Cape Town. Acting CAME early to Siv and at ten years old Siv toured Asia with Les Miserable in the role of Gavroshe.

‘In the last 3 years Siv has been VERY active in multiple areas of the performing arts. With his live performances Siv has taken hit one-man comedy show, Dekaf to the national Arts Festival in Grahamstown for the last 3 years running. In 2010, Dekaf won the Golden Ovation Award for the best comedy show at the National Arts Festival. Dekaf will be embarking on a national tour in the autumn of 2011 to venues around South Africa, including The Baxter Theatre Concert Hall in Cape Town and the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef CITY in Johannesburg.’

Since then he has landed film roles in: Cape of Good Hope, After the RAIN, Love in Africa, Zeenon z3, World Unseen and Schweitzer. He was first known for his roles in the popular television programme Khululeka, as well as The Adventures of Sinbad, 
Double Shift and 
Interrogation Room. Siv is also instantly recognizable as one of the leads in Mnet’s League Of Glory that ran during the Soccer World Cup in 2010. Siv’s best CREDIT to date must be his scenes with Keifer Sutherland in ‘24’.

Siv’s theatre experience is extensive for his YOUNG age with amateur and professional productions including: Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The ISLAND, Sex and the Citi Golf , Star Wors, Off Your Trolley, Butlers and Brandy and most recently Dekaf, which he co-wrote.

Siv’s theatre experience is extensive for his young age with amateur and professional productions including: Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Island, Sex and the Citi Golf , Star Wors, Off Your Trolley, Butlers and Brandy and most recently Dekaf, which he co-wrote.

Contact details for booking Siv Ngesi : bookings@djsproduction.co.za

Ndumiso Lindi

Ndumiso Lindi hails from Zwelitsha, a small township next to KING William’s Town in South Africa’s Eastern Cape. He came to Cape Town to study a national diploma in graphic design at Cape Technikon. And this is where the “STAND-up” bug really bit.

After regular performances on the local comedy circuit, he won the amateur category in the Red Bull Comedy All STARS Comedy Challenge. He has toured South Africa performing at the Barnyard Theatre Festival in Durban, Pretoria and Johannesburg and has shared the stage with local comedy stalwarts like Kurt Schoonraad, Mel Miller, Riaad Moosa, Dave Levinsohn, Cokey Falkow and David Kau. 


This rock-solid stand up act has come a long way in a short time, recently being chosen for the prestigious 46664 series of comedy shows, touring the arenas of South Africa, as well as several African COUNTRIES, including Nigeria and Ghana.

Known for his trademark hat and funky urban stylish look, Ndumiso has headlined all the important stand-up gigs around: Blacks Only, Heavyweights Comedy Jam, Nando’s Comedy Festival as well as hosting both the Vodacom Comedy Campus Tour and Vodacom Funny Festival and debuted his first One Man Show, “Here I Stand” at On BROADWAY THEATRE in CPT in August 2011.

He is also a firm favourite amongst corporate clients and they frequently book him for their various events.

Ndumiso’s material is an honest and hilarious observation of everyday life in South Africa, the diversity of South African cultures and how unique black people can be, ESPECIALLY the newer, younger generation. He paints the nation from a young black man’s point of view. His ability to adapt his unique style to diverse audiences is proof that this relatively young performer is blessed with talent and instinct, and his rapid rise is well deserved.

“When I watch this guy, I forget that he’s younger than most of the established comics… He’s got such ownership of his stage, and he’s a pleasure to watch and to work with… KEEP your eye on this guy.

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Mpho Popps

Mpho “Popps” Modikoane first came to national attention as a contestant who made it to the final of the 2009 local hit reality show, So You Think You’re Funny. After this initial exposure he became a regular on the Johannesburg comedy club circuit, sharing the stage with the likes of Trevor Noah and Marc Lottering.

This was followed by a spot on the line-up for David Kau’s national comedy tour: Blacks Only (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013), where his performances were invariably lauded with standing ovations. Other shows Mpho has performed in as a comic include: Just Because Comedy Festival at the Market Theatre (2009), a twelve week/forty-four show run at Gold Reef City’s Loads of Laughs (2011 – 2012), Bafunny Bafunny (2012), Mass Hysteria as the Minister of Youth (2013) and headlining The Comic’s Choice Awards™ Showcase (2013).

2010 was characterized by, in addition to performing to sold-out stand-up shows, a return to television with appearances on Mzansi Magic’s Opening Guys and Late Night with Kgomotso. Further TV appearances of note have included working as a writer and performer on the Mzansi Magic improvisational show, Laugh Out Loud (2011 – 2012), filling in for Trevor Gumbi with Minnie Dlamini on the talk show Headlines (2013), and appearing as a guest on Noeleen’s Three Talk (2013). Mpho, however, is not just a comedian, he’s also an accomplished dancer, having reached the quarter-finals of Strictly Come Dancing South Africa season 6 (2013).

The icing on the cake that was 2010, saw Mpho nominated for Best Newcomer at the first annual South African Comic’s Choice Awards. He was again honored as a final nominee for The Comic’s Choice Awards™ Newcomer award in 2011, a final nominee for The Comic’s Choice Blackberry® Breakthrough Act Award in 2012, and returned as The Comic’s Choice Blackberry® Breakthrough Act Award winner in 2013.
He is also an exceptional opening act, at both large-scale and more intimate sized events, having headlined various shows, being an experienced Master of Ceremonies and having a number of award show presenter engagements under his belt.

Mpho understands that though he has managed to climb up the ladder in the comedy industry in South Africa, even the lower rungs are out of reach to many who are still disadvantaged by the legacy of apartheid. To this end, Mpho has tried to bring the ladder within reach of many future South African comedians by teaching children from disadvantaged backgrounds about comedy and the intricacies of the comedy industry.

In continuation along the vein of mentoring South Africa’s future, Mpho has starred in the first two of a three part series that engenders financial literacy in South Africa’s previously disadvantaged youth, as well as a similar series to cultivate leadership behavior among the same cluster. The first and second instalments in the financial literacy series, Smart Bucks I (2012) and Smart Bucks II (2013), were each presented to 15,000 learners across the country during their eight-week runs, and were nominated for Loerie Awards in the Ubuntu Category. The first installment in the Leadership series, Step Up! Let’s Lead, has already reached 15,000 learners in the first two weeks of its release.

He has also presented his talent in one of the toughest comedy markets: the United State of America. In May 2013 he performed at the legendary Laugh Factory and renowned Comedy Store in Los Angeles, CA. This provided him the opportunity to network with comedy greats that included Dane Cook, Norman Lear, Carl Riner and Bill Cosby.

Most recently Mpho is recognizable as the face of the MiWay insurance ad campaign (you know, the guy whose geyser gave out and drenched him while he was trying to eat his cereal). Mpho also made the “Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2013” list, and consults as the Creative Group Head at Ireland/Davenport.
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Mojak Lehoko

Mojak Lehoko is a an international Emmy nominated writer, Comic’s Choice nominated stand up comedian, and actor.

After beginning his STAND up career in a dingy bar in 2010, he went on to debut his one man show “How Did I Get Here” in Johannesburg and Cape Town to great reviews. His mum had this to say: “Great show, but can you TAKE OUT the dustbin?”

With various writing and performance credits on the satirical news show Late Nite News, Mojak continued to write on a plethora of tv shows. Plethora MEANSone right? Anyway, Mojak wrote a screenplay for Etv’s Ekasi stories movie series, titled “A Wanna Be.”

In a facebook poll, that we have made up, it was voted as the greatest PIECE of television writing to be witnessed at that particular timeslot on that particular day EVER!

Mojak is currently performing STAND up comedy across the country and touring his one man shows.
LOOK out for him.

Contact details for bookings Mojak Lehoko : 071 519 9905/bookings@djsproduction.co.za

Loyiso Madinga

You can’t tell from any distance but Loyiso Madinga is taller than he LOOKS. In fact, he’s a giant on the inside.

Having burst onto the comedy scene with a murderous set at Awednesday Comedy he set the stage alight when he won the Graça Comedy Showdown in 2012 (just 3shows after his debut). This LEAD to him performing at the Nando’s Comedy Fest alongside international acts such as Mitch Fatel. He killed it again and stood as tall as the seasoned acts.

His comedy career skyrocketed quickly as he has since appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Parkers for Tumi Morake’s special, performed at David Kau’s Blacks Only show thrice, headlined for Ndumiso Lindi at Carnival City, opened for John Vlismas and DEEP Fried and grown at least an inch taller (at least).

Not only is he the current promo voice for Comedy Central but he has also been the face of the MetroFM Awards – two years running – with a character that he created, wrote for and performed who has gained a cult following. Loyiso also appeared in the MTV Base presenter search where his impersonations of the INTERNATIONAL PERSONALITIES earned him great reviews and popularity during the show.

All this in under two years. It’s no WONDER Tumi Morake says that he’s her favourite up and coming Comedian.

Contact details for booking Loyiso Madinga : 071 519 9905/bhookings@djsproduction.co.za