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Lebogang Mashile is a poet, author, presenter, actress, voice over artist, motivational speaker, business person, social activist, and producer.
She wrote “Venus vs Modernity: The Life of Saartjie Baartmaan”, which was nominated for five (5) Naledi Theatre Awards categories in April 2020. She acted the film “Hotel Rwanda”, K. Sello Duiker’s “The Quiet Violence of Dreams”, as well as “Ngyidansa”, Pamela Nomvete’s autobiography. Mashile collaborated with choreographer, founder of Moving into Dance Mophathong, Sylvia Glasser, on “Threads”, a fusion of contemporary dance and poetry.
In 2006, she received the NOMA Award winner for Publishing in Africa for her premier collection “In A Ribbon of Rhythm (Oshun)”, In 2008, she released “Flying Above the Sky”. Her poetry albums include Lebo Mashile Live! (2006) and Moya (2017).
Lebo Mashile presented and produced L’atitude (SABC1), Drawing The Line (SABC2) and Great Expectations (Etv). She is currently the voice of CNN’s Inside Africa.