She is a powerful woman

Connie Ferguson, media mogul and The Queen actress, continues to rise to the top making great strides in her illustrious acting career and it is a beautiful sight to see. We say congratulations to her as she has made the list of 100 Forbes African Icons for the Forbes Africa magazine’s 100th issue, and we couldn’t be more proud of her.

After assuming the role of Karabo on Generations, Connie rose to superstardom and she has solidified herself as one of Mzansi’s influential women and continues to inspire many people as they look up to them.

The star-studded list features the likes of Nigerian superstar Burna Boy, Winnie Mandela, Trevor Noah, and Siya Kolisi amongst others. Connie who has been in the industry for 3 decades explained to Forbes Africa that her three biggest highlights have been playing the role of Karabo Moraka in Generations, playing Mavis in Rockville, and her current role as Harriet Khoza in The Queen.

“My highlights as an actor have been my time at Generations, a show that allowed me the opportunity to build my brand, my role as Mavis in Rockville, our debut show as executive producers, and my current role as Harriet Khoza in The Queen. Although the different awards received over the years are humbling and appreciated, the loyal fans and viewers that diligently follow and appreciate my work are who make it all worthwhile,” said Connie.

Connie has gotten herself engaged in various businesses and she said her biggest highlight has been running Ferguson Films, a production company she began with her husband Shona Ferguson. The production company produces some of Mzansi’s top TV shows including The Queen, Igazi, Rockville, and Kings of Joburg.

Speaking about her thriving business ventures she said, “As a businesswoman, being the first SA TV personality to launch a perfume in 2008, and a body care range Connie Body Lotion and Connie Men in 2015; winning the Shoprite Supplier Of The Year Award in 2015 was the cherry on top.”

“Ferguson Films, a production company I own and run with my husband Shona, is also not only a highlight but the biggest blessing! We can create work for a hundred plus in a very tough economic climate. All our shows have performed exceedingly well, and we are truly grateful to the people who follow and enjoy our work. They inspire us to keep the creative juices flowing,” she said

Connie said her work speaks for itself hence the titles and accolades on top of the cake. “I didn’t set out to become an icon. I let my work speak for itself and endeavor to empower and touch as many lives as I can positively. The titles and accolades that come with that are a bonus,” she told the publication.

Congratulations Connie!

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