Lebo Mashile

Poet, author, presenter, actress, Voice Over Artist, Motivational Speaker, Business Person, Social Activist, and producer.


Wrote Venus vs Modernity: The Life of Saartjie Baartmaan, which has been nominated for five (5)  Naledi Theatre Awards categories in April 2020. Acted the film Hotel Rwanda, the K. Sello Duiker’s The Quiet Violence of Dreams, as well as Ngyidansa, Pamela Nomvete’s autobiography. Collaborated with choreographer, founder of Moving into Dance Mophathong, Sylvia Glasser, on Threads, a fusion of contemporary dance and poetry.


Received the NOMA Award winner for Publishing in Africa in 2006 for her premier collection In A Ribbon of Rhythm (Oshun), In 2008 she released Flying Above the Sky. Recorded albums, Lebo Mashile Live! (2006) and Moya (2017).


Presented and produced L’atitude (SABC1), Drawing The Line (SABC2) and Great Expectations (Etv). Currently, voice of CNN’s Inside Africa.