Shona And Connie On Their Partnership With Netflix

They are taking Africa to the world

By  | Nov 23, 2020, 09:52 AM  | Connie Ferguson  | Top of the

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Media moguls Shona and Connie Ferguson, recently announced that they have inked a partnership with the international streaming service Netflix, on their upcoming series, Kings of Joburg and they are elated about reaching a new milestone.

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In a statement released by Netflix SA Shona Ferguson explained why he decided to produce the series.
When I created KINGS OF JOBURG I wanted to root the show in elements of love, family, conflict and power. The premise of the series is centred around the question, “Am I my brother's keeper?” and this narrative is explored in all 6 episodes. The mystical and thriller side of the story is inspired by the folk tales that I grew up learning about from my late father, Peter Harry Ferguson."

"These stories kept me up at night and gave me nightmares but I had to bring them to life in a tale of human conflict. Audiences will be surprised to learn that despite the darkness of this story,  Kings of Joburg, paints a beautiful picture of the city of Johannesburg. I am also grateful to have worked with such an amazing cast and crew who gave it their all and helped bring my vision to life," he explained.

Connie Ferguson
added that with this series they are taking Mzansi and Africa to the world.

“We’re living in exciting times where the world is becoming smaller and smaller. What used to be out of reach is now a stone throw away! With Kings Of Joburg, we are taking South Africa and Africa to the world and bringing the world to South Africa. It’s the United States Of The World show, bringing together talent from America and the continent! It was an honor to work with Netflix to bring to life this passion project we are truly proud of, ” she explained.

The 6-part series delves into legacy building, fragmented family structures, treacherous brotherhoods and the effects of crime and African masculinities on families and society at large. Loyalties will be tested, with long-held secrets threatening to shatter the fragile facade.

Shona portrays the character of Simon “Vader” Masire, a member of the KOJ brotherhood and the eldest of the Masire siblings. As the smoother and charming brother, prolific businessman Simon leads the family business. However, under the lavish suits and ties is a man hiding a deep dark secret. Joining the cast also is Zolisa Xaluva, Tk Sebothoma and Buhle Samuels, and many more.

The series will premiere on December 4th, 2020.

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