Often times, our kind tends to argue Botswana has no celebrities but we beg to differ. According to Wikipedia; the word celebrity simply resonates with fame and public attention in the media; usually applied to a person, group of people, or, occasionally, to animals. Celebrity status is often associated with wealth and fame and can often provide opportunities to make money.
Based on the above narration; for anyone in the showbiz or sporting fraternity to tell you that they did not get into their callings to seek attention are therefore lost; at least that’s what we think. It is therefore the attention-seeking exploits that bring them wealth. Brands all over the world want to associate with celebrities who cause havoc and grab the public’s attention.
While some celebrities often squander their cash or earnings by balling out of control others on the other hand invest it wisely; in a typical ‘make hay while the sun shines’ approach. BOTSWANA UNPLUGGED recently pondered and came up with a list of Batswana celebrities who could be silent millionaires or are destined to become millionaires soon. While information on Batswana millionaires remains a closely-guarded secret; we looked at what and how the few chosen Batswana are doing in order to possibly make the millionaires’ list.
1. Shona and Connie Ferguson
There’s absolutely no doubt that the happily married couple are millionaires. Based in South Africa; but originally from Botswana, the two started their careers as actors; Connie having played the character of Karabo Moroka in Generations for the longest time as well as yet another TV series, The Wild and Rockville. Shona on the other hand acted in Scandal, Muvhango, The Wild as well Rockville.
The couple now owns a production house dubbed Ferguson Films, which is doing extremely well. Currently, the couple produces the popular Igazi which beams on Mzansi Magic every Sunday at 2000hrs as well as Rockville. Recently Ferguson Films scouted and signed an agreement with Botswana’s Signed International; where one lucky winner will be given a role in one their all-star productions.
Just recently, Shona surprised his wife with a brand new Mercedes Benz AMG 63. Connie is the first woman in South Africa to launch her own celebrity fragrance named “True Self”. The couple also partnered with KDC Opticals to produce Connie Eyewear.