Shona Ferguson Biography
Shona Ferguson whose real name is Aaron Ferguson is a South African actor best known for his role as Dr. Leabua on the Venda soapie Muvhango.
He joined the cast of Venda soapie Muvhango in April 2006 and resigned from the show on 5 March 2007. He later starred as Itumeleng Tladi, the charismatic and powerful protector of his community and heir-apparent to the chieftaincy, in the M-Net soap opera The Wild, from 2011-2013.
Shona Ferguson Age – Shona Ferguson Date of Birth
Shona Ferguson’s date of birth has not be made public. However, his wife Connie Ferguson who was born in Kimberley on 10 June, 1970, is a couple of years older than him.
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In a February issue of Destiny Magazine, Shona remembers the smallest details about meeting Connie Ferguson at her Johannesburg home. He was dropping off mutual friends of her sister Lorato while on a visit to the city from his home in Botswana for a business course.
He asked for a glass of water and was about to leave when Connie came out of her room to say “hello”. “Hands down, it was love at first sight. She’d never admit, but. That’s how it was for me.” The couple were married traditionally two months later.
Shona Ferguson Children
Shona and Connie have two daughters Lesedi and Alicia Angel Ferguson. Their daughter Alicia is a super-talented musician and composer. She plays the piano and drums like a maestro, Alicia is well on her way to following in the footsteps of her famous parents. Alicia captioned a video of herself playing the drums: “My passion.”
Shona Ferguson Television Roles
- Generations Season 1 as Ace
- Isidingo Season 1 as Tyson
- Muvhango Season 1 as Dr Leabua
- Rockville Season 1, 2,3 & 4 as JB Bogatsu
- Scandal! Season 1 as Alex
- The Queen Season 1 as Jerry Maake
- The Wild Season 1&2 as Itumeleng Tladi
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- 2010: Mrs Mandela
- 2013: Rockville
- 2016: The Queen
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Connie Ferguson and Shona Ferguson reveal their secrets to their lasting marriage
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Couples in long-term relationships such as Connie and Shona ferguson, attribute qualities such as kindness and attentiveness as the reason for the their successful marriages. Relationships require hard work and commitment, but it isn’t impossible. You too can be part of a long lasting union by using the following tips.
1. Speak up!
Communication seems like a cliche, but we have been conditioned to resolve problems by talking through them that we forget keep communicating even if things are going well. Instead of just talking about how your day went over dinner, broach new topics.
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2. Be hands on
Make a point of being touchy-feely, hug your partner when you leave for work or touch his arm while you’re talking. Scientists have found that just a 20 second can stimulate the release of oxytocin-so cuddle up.
3. Laugh together
Not only can laughter defuse tension, but it can also bring people closer together. Bring laughter into your relationship by reminiscing about funny moments or watching a movie you both find entertaining.
4. Have couple time
Don’t neglect quality time together-just the two of you. Prioritising your partner over your children is good for your marriage and your kids. A happy marriage/relationship makes happy children.
5. Have Sex
Waiting for the mood to strike? Don’t. Have sex regularly even if you don’t feel like it. Work pressures and the challenges of of family life conspire against regular sex but you shouldn’t let that stand in your way.
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The rise of Shona, Connie Ferguson
Updated: Aug 11, 2018
Ferguson Films, which Ferguson co-owns with his wife Connie, has made a convincing bid to take over Monday night TV with the latest addition to its stable, The Throne.
The soap premiered last Monday on Mzansi Magic at 7PM and joins the production company’s other hugely successful show The Queen, which is screened at 9PM on the same channel.
Alongside the likes of Rockville, Unmarried and Igazi, The Throne is also expected to be a firm fan favourite.
“As soon as Connie and I felt we were comfortable with our levels of knowledge, we launched the company while we were busy with The Wild.
“Being part of something that changed the face of TV and particularly of soapies in this country (SA) was a huge learning curve and when it ended, we didn’t want to go out there and find jobs again,” Ferguson said.
Although the couple started Ferguson Films in 2010, their first production was only commissioned by M-Net three years later. The result was Rockville.
“When M-Net commissions a show from us, we have to create a budget for it with every single line item we pay for identified from the tea lady to the guy who carries the lighting. This is then given to the broadcaster, who approves it and then pays it to you, as the producer.
“In that process, a key thing is that the production company takes all the risks and liability, which means that should anything go wrong, it falls on you,” Ferguson explained.
He said he and his wife were both executive producers and they had to pay their salaries from that budget as well, which is separate from the production mark-up.
“It’s a process that gets harder with every project. But you have to be a tough negotiator because problems arise every single day. Something always goes wrong which means you lose money every day.
“If you’re not careful, strict and tight with your money, you’ll end up losing your production mark-up, which means you’ll be shooting the show on a loss.”
As the company’s financial manager, he has to run a tight ship and is also expected to make sound financial decisions that will benefit the company and its employees.
“Another thing we’ve managed to do is own all our own camera equipment and consumables which helps keep costs under control. We’ve also ensured our longevity by building up a fleet of vehicles, which we hire back out into the projects we do.”
Despite the difficulties and stress associated with being a business owner, Ferguson relishes the strides they have made in a highly competitive industry.
“But I must say that we’ve worked hard at our management skills so everything keeps ticking over nicely. There’s a huge difference between running a production and running a production company, which is a corporate function, governed by corporate regulations and rules.
“That means you pay your taxes, do your audits and all those kinds of obligations.”
With the success of their previous work, the Ferguson empire and the expected success of The Throne, it is clear why Connie is enjoying life as an entrepreneur.
“It’s a big surprise how far we’ve come in such a short time,” Connie Ferguson said of their early success.
“If you talk to other producers who’ve been doing it longer, they’ll tell you how long it takes to break in. It’s a very tough and competitive industry, so we’re pleasantly surprised by how well we’ve done.”
Working with her husband as her business partner, she admits, was challenging in the beginning, but they now work well together.
“We’ve had to learn to work together. I had to learn to understand him as a husband and father, and then as a businessman. They may be the same person, but those parts of him deal with situations very differently,” Connie said.
She says the respect they have for each other allows for easier transitions in between the different roles they have and makes for a seamless working relationship.
“Because we respect each other so much, we’re able to allow each other the space to deal with certain situations. This sometimes means swapping leadership roles.
“In meetings, for instance, if there’s a point he’s driving that needs to be addressed, I allow him to do that. In that moment, I recognise that he needs to be heard. By the same token, he gives me the same space to handle other situations.”
Their success is largely due to their partnership and vast industry experience. Connie has been on South African screens as the beloved Karabo Moroka in Generations since 1994 and has also featured in Soul City and The Wild.
With their company enjoying an average annual growth rate of 16,5 percent for the past three years, this TV power-couple certainly have the Midas touch.