Connie Ferguson is one of the most popular Motswana actresses. She is an award winning actress who played Karabo Moroka on the hit South African Soapie Generations for 16 years and she has over 25 years in the entertainment industry.
Connie Ferguson is married to Aaron ‘Shona’ Ferguson, who was born in Botswana and is a well-known actor and director. They were married in 2001 and are married to date. The couple has a daughter together, Alicia Ferguson. Connie’s mother in law is Boitshwarelo Ferguson.
Connie Ferguson was previously married to actor Neo Matsunyane between the years 1993 to 1998 and they also have a daughter together, Lesedi Matsunyane-Ferguson. She remains friends with her ex-husband Neo Matsunyane. She is also grandmother to her eldest daughter, Lesedi’s son, Ronewa.
Connie has a younger sister, Atoise Pilane, who has only good things to say about Connie and praises her for the amazing example she has set throughout her life.
Connie’s mother, Margaret Masilo, sadly passed away on 25th July 2013. In a touching instagram post this year, Connie paid tribute to her late mother.
“Moms, I will never stop loving you. Never stop missing you. I cherish all the memories I have of you. Sometimes your physical absence doesn’t feel real. Sometimes I think it’s all a dream, that I’ll wake up to a text message from you first thing in the morning. Those were my favorite!” she wrote
Connie Ferguson Networth
Connie Ferguson is estimated to have a networth of $2 million, with an estimated monthly income of R75 000.
Connie Ferguson Career
Connie Ferguson is celebrated for her Motswana heritage and brings pride to the country of Botswana with her many achievements.
Aside from Connie’s acting career she also boasts the accolades of being a producer, model, investor, and business woman.
Connie played a lead role of Karabo Moroka on Generations for 16 years, she was also on Live With The Ferguson Family (2001) and Madiba (2004).
When Connie was younger she asspired to sing with the South African performer Abigail Kubeka and the Nigerian entertainer Kole Wajee in Gauteng.
Connie also starred on a series role in Love By Many Ways in 2003 that earned her a wopping R2.1million.
The Soapie Generations saw Connie announce her departure in 2010 from her beloved role as Karabo Moroka with the hope of exploring new career options. She left the show on a good note and returned 4 years later to assist in its relaunch of Generations: The Legacy.
Proceeding her 2010 departure from Generations, Connie landed a lead role in the M-Net hit show The Wild, shot on an African game farm, starring alongside her husband Shona Ferguson. The show was however cancelled in April 2013.
Together with her husband, Shona Ferguson, Connie launched the television company Ferguson Films in 2010. Their productions include, Rockville, iGazi, The Gift, The Throne, The Queen (nominated in 2018 in several categories for the South African Film and Television Awards), The River and The Imposter. Connie played Mavis Mabaso on Rockville.
In 2008 Connie Ferguson lauched a Fragrance True Self and a lotion in 2014. Ferguson has also been praised for her ever present youthful appearance with the compliment of aging like a fine wine. Connie’s fitness regime adds to her physical beauty and her killer abs have become all the talk online. Forbes Woman Africa magazine made Connie their cover girl in 2018 and she appeared as cover girl for Women’s Health magazine in October 2019.
Connie Ferguson Controversy
Ferguson Films broke their silence earlier this month regarding what they believe to be misguided, misdirected and misleading allegations made by actress Vatiswa Ndara.
The iGazi actress who played the role of Nomarashya in the Mzansi Magic series wrote an open letter to the Minister of Arts, Nathi Mthethwa about the treatment of South African actors. Ferguson Films produced the Mzansi Magic series.
Vatiswa Ndara alleged ‘poor remuneration, unfair contractual agreement, unfair treatment by producers, and made claims about bullying and intimidation in the industry’.
Ferguson Films (Shona Ferguson and Connie Ferguson) released a statement via their legal representative, Brendon de Kooker. “As actors ourselves and producers we are aware of the challenges facing the entertainment industry. We support 100% a need for the industry to be regulated and for Performance Protection Amendment Bill to be signed sooner rather than later. With that said, the allegations made by various actors do not reflect the true position of the industry and paints a false picture, that may mislead the public.”
The statement then addressed some of the points made by Vatiswa Ndara.
“We attempted to negotiate with the actress and her agent in good faith and within the scope of applicable production agreement, however the agent subsequently recused himself from negotiations, thereafter we dealt with her manager. They made it very clear that Ms. Ndara would not accept anything less than R700 000 for the 5 week shoot. She absolutely had every right to decline our offer, which she did, and we on the other hand as we could not meet her financial demand, due to contractual restraints, had every right to move on amicably, which we tried to do.”
The address regarding residuals and royalties stated, “Just like actors the production company is not guaranteed work, whether the show is performing or not. We do not own the shows we produce under commission, and therefore have no right or say in what happens with the shows post final delivery to the broadcaster.”