Congratulations are in order for the late actor Shona Ferguson who has bagged an international award. The actor who was nominated for the Best Lead Role in a Drama Series at the Hollywood and African Prestigious Award won for his role as Simon “Vader” Masire in Kings of Joburg.
The star-studded awards took place last night in Los Angeles and Connie’s brother, Sam Davis, who is also the co-executive of Kings of Joburg accepted the award on behalf of The Fergusons.
Kings of Joburg won the award for Outstanding Drama Series in Africa, and Cindy Mahlangu, who plays Phumzi, won the award for Best Supporting Actress. Taking to her Instagram account to congratulate Connie Ferguson penned a sweet message.
“I am beyond elated for this win! Your passion, your drive, your creative genius and your undeniable talent went unrecognized 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,” she said.
She also spoke about how Shina is still greatly missed and how many people are still inspired by his work.
“Congratulations Hubby! We receive this in your honor! 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.”
Connie also congratulated everyone who worked on Kings of Joburg. “On behalf of @ferguson_films, (Best series Africa,) #shonaferguson (Best actor in a series Arica) and @cindy_thando (Best supporting actress in a tv series Africa!). Congratulations team #fergusonfilms and teamnetflixsa!” These are major wins for all of us! I am so proud of this show and the hard work and passion that went into creating and making it!”
Shona passed away in July this year after he lost his battle with COVID-19. Celebrating his international nomination a few days ago, Connie spoke on her late husband’s acting prowess.
She said he was the most underrated actor in Mzansi even though he was outstanding.
“My dear husband, I always told you that you were my favorite actor to work with, and probably one of the most underrated in this country! Your talent was beyond! How you committed to each character you portrayed always left me in awe!”
She said her husband’s legacy will live on and congratulated him on his big recognition. She wrote: “You will never be forgotten! EVER! I have always been proud of you, and you continue to make us proud beyond the grave! God is good. Bravo Mr. Sho! Bravo!”