Mbongeni Ngema

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Mbongeni Ngema was born as Mbongeni Israel Ngema. He is known for his work on The Lion King (1994), Asinamali (2017) and Sarafina! (1992). He has been married to Leleti Khumalo since 1992. See full bio »

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Known For

The Lion King Music Department
Asinamali Writer
Sarafina! Writer
Ipi Tombi Music Department


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 2017 Asinamali (screenplay) / (writer)
 1992 Sarafina! (play) / (screenplay)
 1988 Voices of Sarafina! (Documentary) (writer)
 1986 Screenplay (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Asinamali (1986) ... (writer)
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Asinamali ... (play)
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He acted in Barney Simon's play, "Woza Albert!," at the Criterion Theatre in London, England with Percy Mtwa and Barney Simon in the cast. See more »

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He was awarded the 1986 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Direction and Writing for "Asinamali! "at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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