BrandedSoul Productions is a 51% female owned, 100% black owned company comprising of Khobi Ledwaba and Rolie Nikiwe as the co-owners and directors. Between the duo, there is more than 15 years of experience in which the two have honed their varying skills that complement one another: from creative directing, TV and film directing, concept development, script writing, producing and overall production oversight.
"BrandedSoul" is a concept that embodies an outlook, a personality and an environment that that nurtures people and ideas to grow a body of work that has edge, meaning and impact. This will in turn grow the business.
*We believe that integrity is the cornerstone for all business dealings and relationships forged and strengthened along the way.
*We believe in excellence. Our work should always speak for itself.
*We do not keep office hours. We have a drive that keeps us on our toes till the job gets done.
*We believe in self-development and empowerment of everyone that comes into our fold.
KHOBI LEDWABA is a producer of TopShayela 1, Top Shayela Reality Check, Last Born does the Loeries for Vuzu TV. She has also produced an award winning film, Umtshato for Soul City which aired on SABC and has worked on numerous other productions such as So You Think You're Funny season 1, Heartlines' Buddies on the Move amongst others. She has also written on Couches, an online sitcom that was also adapted for SABC3. In 2014 she wrote her first screenplay Between Friends which was released commercially in cinemas across the country. She currently assumes the role of head-writer and executive producer within the company. She is the head-writer for Matatiele- a 26 part, rural drama series, as well as Heist – a 26 part action drama for etv.
Her other experience is in event management and festival productions, artist management and Public Relations.
She has a three-year diploma in Brand Communications with Vega, The Brand Communications School. She also holds a degree in Languages and Literature through Unisa.
ROLIE NIKIWE is the co-creator of Rhythm City; the creative director of the multi-award winning drama series: Intersexions: and has directed award winning productions such as A Place Called Home, The Lab, Hard Copy, TshaTsha and others. He also has 2 feature films under his belt: Inside Story and Nothing for Mahala and a tv-movie Rise. He also directed: Umtshato, a BrandedSoul co-production which went to scoop a SAFTA for best cinematography.
He has also serves as a judge on a number of industry award events such as the SAFTAs, Emmys and consults on many other projects. He also serves as a guest lecturer at Big Fish School, a film industry institution, where he gets to engage with younger talent set to breakthrough in the industry.