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Sonwabile Gingqishe

Founder & CEO of
Our Future Talent Management

Sonwabile is an aspiration to all who get the chance to work with him, on top of that, he maintains a certain level of humanity and poise that puts everyone at ease.

Sonwabile Gingqishe also known as Immortal Soso is a South African Screen and Theatre Actor, Spoken Word Artist, Commercial and Fitness Model. He is a perfect example of rising from grass to grace as he rose from an average kid to an international stage actor.

It is said that success sometimes must be dreamt and wished before it comes. The actor and model always wanted to be famous and always desired to change the lifestyle of his family. Having been born and raised in Eastern Cape in a small town called Fort Beaufort, Sonwabile Gingqishe started his career back in 2006 as a street Actor, Poet and a Rapper.

We might look at him now with over 50 awards or when we see him on our TV screens and think he had the easiest life but he had the most difficult childhood as he was raised by his step father. Sonwabile describes his life as the hardest experience he has attained.

In 2009 Sonwabile started mastering his craft as he was awarded as a Top Overall Actor and youngest English Poet in the district. After such accolades Sonwabile never stopped winning. In 2011 he went far by obtaining 6 awards on MTN Foundation School Awards as a Best Actor and Poet in the district, Provincial and on a nation level. He went even further, earning the 3rd spot Internationally after his participation at Sentinel Literacy Quarterly Poetry Competition in the U.K.

Sonwabile then decided to further his level of education at Oakfields College where he studied Drama, Vocal Studies, Choreography, Business Communications and Small businesses management.

Later in 2016 after his tertiary years he worked as a Petrol Attendant for more than a year. He later got an official invitation to go to Orlando, FL, USA to represent South Africa at ARTS International where he came back with several callbacks from Slate Model & Talent, BGM Models, The Diamond Agency, Premier Models and Talent and from Tyler Perry Studios. He also received International scholarships from The New York Film Academy and New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts.

Upon his return from the U.S Sonwabile worked as an industry professional. He continued working as a full time Actor and Model. In 2019 Sonwabile scooped himself a role on Mzansi’s hottest Soapie, The Queen.  He continued to book National and International TV Commercials for brands such as MAQ Dish Washer, Global Citizen (Promoting the likes of Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Tyler Perry, Trevor Noah etc) ,Fanta, MTN, Samsung Pay, Steers, KFC, Nike (with Caster Semenya), FNB, Standard Bank, GoTV,DSTV, Vodacom, McDonalds, Chicken Licken, Nedbank, Nandos, Telkom, Coca Cola, Hippo, Nivea for men and Sanlam.

Mr Gingqishe continues making a difference in people’s lives through art. He recently received a national recognition award from Inside Education  for being one of the 100 Shining South African Stars to bring positivity artistically nationwide. Assupol Museum of Heroes also awarded him as a Hero.

His accolades include:

  • Great Dionysia (Athens)
  • Sentinel Literacy Quarterly Poetry Competition(UK)
  • Arts International (OrlandoFlorida)
  • Flip The Script (Hollywood)
  • Haarlem Salsa ARTS Festival (Amsterdam)
  • YES Africa TV Awards (Strong Powerful Black African Men’s Award)


  • Assupol Museum Of Heroes
  • 100 Shining Stars Award 2020 Winner.
  • MTN School Awards: Top Overall Actor, Top Overall Spoken Word Artist.
  • Spiced Beef Poetry Awards: Best English Poet, Best Poetic Hip Hop Artist of The Year and Best Writer.
  • Chihenchi Pictures: Top Overall Spoken Word Artist and Best Writer.
  • Recite Your Own Poetry
  • Golden Oak Award: Best Actor in leading roles, Best Writer and Director.
  • Battle Of The Best South Africa
  • The Golden Voice


  • Eastern Cape Poetry Slam Championships:
  • Eastern Cape Book Festival:
  • Eastern Cape Cultural Awards: Individual Lifetime contribution to arts and culture, Written and Oral Literature and Arts and Culture Management Individual.
  • Summer Heat: Quality Star, Top Overall Talent, Top Actor, Top Spoken Word Artist and Top Overall Model
  • MTN School Awards: Best Actor, Best Writer and Best Poet
  • MTN School Awards: Best Actor, Best Writer and Best Poet
  • Social Development Youth Camp: Top Overall Actor, Best Spoken Word Artist
  • Nkonkobe Cultural Festival: Best Production, Best Director and Best Writer (2012-2014)
  • Raymond Mhlaba Cultural Annual Festival: Best Production, Best Writer and Best Director (2015-2019)
  • Community Builder Of The Year

He also played in the following Soapies few times.

  • Skeem Saam
  • TheQueen

His skills include

  • Script Writing
  • Directing
  • Drama Coaching
  • Spoken Word Poetry
  • Rapping
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Event Hosting and Producing.

As much as many people celebrate Sonwabile Gingqishe, he still remains as the most humble person you can come across with. He says he is not where he wants to be right now but he is going slowly but surely. He always dreams of becoming a full time actor in any of the South African tv soapies.

Sonwabile Gingqishe’s story is from ashes to glory. He continues all his best by educating aspiring artists who wish to embark on this journey. He lives by his motto ”If your dreams don’t scare you, then they are not big enough”.