Kagiso Lediga (born 6 May 1978) is an award-winning South African Actor, and filmmaker. He also writes and does comedy. As a producer, one of his notable works is the Netflix crime drama, Queen Sono.
The popular show was released by the production company in February 2020. His works are visible in the television comedy series the cult classic The Pure Monate Show. He takes credit as the writer and director of the show.
Other television shows credits include the Bantu Hour, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola. As an actor, he has played lead roles in many movies.
Some of his acting credits include Wonder Boy for President, Bunny Chow, and Catching Feelings. He holds the record as one of the first black man comedians in South Africa.
|Born||6 May 1978 (age 43 years)|
Pretoria, South Africa
|Education||English and Drama|
|Alma mater||University of Cape Town|
|Profession||Actor • filmmaker • writer • comedian|
He studied at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where he studied for a degree in English and Drama.
As a comedian, he started to make people laugh during his days in college. After he joined Cape Comedy Collective, he gained more skills, exposure, and experience. Consistency and talent have made him achieve a lot in the industry.
Kagiso became one of the new acts at the Smirnoff International Comedy Festival in 1998. Ever since he has appeared in notable Comedy Festival on both the local and international levels including;
- “Cape Town International Comedy Festival”
- “Pure Monate Comedy Jam”
- “Blacks Only”
- “Comedy Blackout”
- “Let Durban Laugh Festival”
- “Laugh Out Loud”
- “Freshest Comedy Festival”
- “Kingsize Heavyweight Comedy Jams”
- “The Edinburgh Comedy Festival”
Kagiso is also in the film and television industry. It is worthy to mention that he was on the crew of Queen Sono starred by Pearl Thusi.
The Netflix crime drama series has made waves at the country and international levels. It was released on February 28, 2020.
Adding to his profession on screen, he has written and directed several television movies and comedies.
- 2019 Wizard
- 2015 Bantu Hour
- 2013 Mary and Martha
- 2010 Opening Guys
- 2003-2004 The Pure Monate Show
- Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola
Lediga has also appeared playing a starring role on many television shows.
- Comedy Showcase
- Phat Joe Live
- Evita Live and Dangerous
- The Toasty Show
- Hard Copy
Other Lediga’s film credits as an actor include;
- 2018 Catching Feelings
- 2007 Big Fellas
- 2007 Footskating 101
- 2006 Bunny Chow: Know Thyself
- 2005 Crazy Monkey Presents Straight Outta Benoni
- 2005 Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon
- District 9
- Wonder Boy for President
Many award sponsors have recognized the impact he is making in the South African TV and film industry. He has the winner and nominee of many awards.
He smiled home with the Comic Choice Awards at the 2013 Comic Writer of the Year.
In 2019, he gained recognition from the global edition Fast Company magazine as one of the “Most Creative People in Business”.
Topping to his achievements, Kagiso is a co-founder of the production company Dipernte Films in 2009.
According to online media sources, Kagiso Lediga has an estimated net worth of around US$13,000,000 in 2020.
His source of wealth is his profession as a comedian, actor, filmmaker, and writer. The veteran comedic figure boasts of over two decades in the entertainment industry.