SABELO MGIDI

SCREENWRITER | EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

SABELO MGIDI

Sabelo, a prolific writer and visionary creator, has left an indelible mark on the landscape of African storytelling. Widely recognized for his groundbreaking work, he is the creative force behind Netflix Africa’s flagship production, “SILVERTON SIEGE,” a film that not only debuted at an impressive #2 worldwide but also holds the distinction of being the first-ever African International Netflix Original Film.

In 2022, Sabelo’s remarkable contributions to the film industry were acknowledged with the prestigious Filmmaker of the Year award at the VN Global Media and Entertainment Awards. His ability to weave compelling narratives reached new heights with “KINGS OF JOBURG,” a #1 hit series in Africa. Notably, Sabelo achieved a groundbreaking feat by being the sole writer for the entire season, a first in Netflix Africa’s history. The series earned widespread acclaim, securing three HAPA Awards in 2021, including the coveted Best African Series.

Sabelo’s talent and innovation have attracted significant attention from industry giants, leading to an undisclosed multi-series deal with Netflix, establishing his production company, Pen Game Films. A testament to his international appeal,

As the protege of the late Shona Ferguson, Sabelo continues to build on his mentor’s legacy while carving out his own path as a trailblazer in the world of entertainment. With a captivating storytelling style and a penchant for pushing boundaries, Sabelo stands as a beacon of creativity, shaping the future of African narratives on a global stage.