Abigail Kubheka OIS (born 7 December 1939) is a South African singer, songwriter and actress. On the SABC TV series Generations: The Legacy, she plays the role of Zondiwe Mogale, the mother of Tau Mogale (Rapulana Seiphemo) and Tshidi Phakade (Letoya Makhene).[1]

Abigail Kubheka
Abigail Kubheka

(1939-12-07) 7 December 1939 (age 84)
Orlando East, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Other namesCossie
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active1957 - present

Personal life edit

Kubeka was born 7 December 1939 in Orlando East. She attended a missionary boarding school in Kilnerton. From a young age, she showed an interest in singing.[2]

Career edit

Abigail Kubeka started singing with popular musicians such Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela and has performed with many others including Thandi Klaasen.

In 2014, Kubeka received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS), and in 2016 was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Wawela Music Awards (WMA) in Johannesburg.[3] In the early 2000s Kubeka won the Lifetime Achievement Award for best musician and jazz industrial.

Kubeka has appeared in films including An African American (2016), The Jakes Are Missing (2015), and The Long Run (2001), in which she sang with Busi Mhlongo.

Filmography edit

Filmography edit

Year Title Role Director Notes #
1969 Knock-Out Viriato Barreto
1971 Diary of Thandi Sis'May Jacob Ngubeni
1973 Joe Bullet Beauty Louis de Witt
1987 City of Blood Maureen Darrell Roodt
1990 Last Year's Queen Unknown Unknown
1995 Cry, the Beloved Country Mrs. Mkize Darrell Roodt
2001 The Long Run Bar Lady Jean Stewart
2001 An Activists 2: Long Walk Madikizela
2010 Kasi Movies:Elalini Anele Anele Jong
2015 The Jakes Are Missing Grace Figjam
2016 An African American Wajé Seleste Nkosi Size
2017 Morning, Mandela
2018 What's The Deal Shantel "Abram's' Tanit Phoenix

Television edit

Television Actress
Year Title Episode Role Director Notes #
2005 Holby City Tuesday's Child Paulina Griffin
2007-2011 Wild at Heart 5 episodes over the stated time period. Cebile/Mrs. Fatani[4] ?
2014–present Generations Zondiwe Mogale
2020 Queen Sono Mazet Main role Kagiso Lediga and Tebogo Malope Netflix

Accolades edit

Abigail won an award called Wamela, on a lifetime achievement, for the approvement she does for the country, and was also nominated at the Durban Film Festival, with Thuso Mbedu, Connie Ferguson, Leleti Khumalo and Sihle Ndaba.

References edit

  1. ^ "Generations actress Abigail Kubeka assaulted by taxi driver". briefly.co.za. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Abigail Kubeka | TVSA". www.tvsa.co.za. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Abigail Kubeka to receive Lifetime Achievement Award". 2 August 2016. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  4. ^ "IMDb: Wild at Heart - Cebile/Mrs. Fatani". Retrieved 11 May 2023.

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