Lumko Johnson Biography
Lumko Johnson is a South African actor and producer who is most known for his starring role as gay fashion designer MJ in the Mzansi Magic opera Inkaba, which aired from 2012 to 2013. In this role, he gained widespread recognition.
Lumko was born on October 29 in Mthatha, although he spent his childhood in East London, where he also made a name for himself as a professional performer in children’s theater and musicals.
Lumko is a trained William Shakespeare Facilitator. He received his training from ShakeXperience, which is a theater-based group affiliated with the Royal Shakespeare Company. ShakeXperience travels to schools to conduct Department of Education English literature set-works.
“I officially came out via text to my mother after my 21st birthday, when she asked why all my friends at the were gay. I had also been posting on social media of myself and a guy I was seeing. She asked me to come to her office the next day, and all the time I was worried that I would be pulled out of and be in trouble. I explained to her that I had felt this way all my life and was now acting on it. After that, we prayed together.”
“My big dream is to create an LGBTIQ platform so that people from the don’t have to worry about not getting cast because of who they are, and so that I can tell people’s stories. I am also involved in national around LGBTIQ issues.
Cause of Death
Best known for their starring role as gay fashion designer MJ in the Mzansi Magic telenovela “Inkaba”, Leqela died on Wednesday, according to a family statement shared on social media.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the untimely passing of our beloved Lumko “Johnson” Leqela,” read the statement.
“They departed on the 14th of September 2022. Lumko first entered the public realm as a young teenager on the popular SABC 1 YoTV platform.
“They went on to nurture a career in television broadcast, radio production and media at large. In their own words, Lumko was an “accomplished TV and radio super producer, actor, writer and big deal in most spaces”