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Lumko Johnson Biography – Lumko Johnson Wiki
Lumko ‘Johnson’ Leqela was a South African TV and radio presenter and actor. Lumko’s declared and respected gender pronouns were (They/Them). In their own words, Lumko was an ‘accomplished TV and radio super producer, actor, writer and big deal in most spaces’.
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.
As an actor, Lumko was best known for their starring role as gay fashion designer MJ in the Mzansi Magic telenovela “Inkaba”, from 2012-2013. They also appeared in the e.tv anthology series Mzansi Love, YOTV Blue Couch, Unmarried, Kowethu and had a guest appearance in Vuzu’s sitcom Check-Coast.
Lumko was born in Mthatha and raised in East London, where they participated in children’s theatre and musicals professionally. They went on to pursue a degree in Drama & Film at Wits University, where they also got into campus radio, subsequently hosting their own weekday morning show on the campus radio station Voice of Wits Radio.
Lumko was a trained William Shakespeare facilitator, trained by ShakeXperience; a theatre based company affiliated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which tours schools, performing Department of Education English literature set-works.
Lumko Johnson Age
YFM producer and former YoTV presenter Lumko Johnson was born on 29 October 1988 in Mthatha, South Africa.
Lumko Johnson Death
Former YoTV presenter Lumko ‘Johnson’ Leqela died on Wednesday, 14 September 2022, at the age of 32 after a short hospitalisation. The Leqela family announced their death in a press statement.
“It is with great sadness that we share the news of the untimely passing of our beloved Lumko “Johnson” Leqela. They departed on the 14th of September 2022,” read the statement.
“This is a gut-wrenching loss to the Leqela family, their loved ones, the LGBTQIA+ community, and ultimately, to the South African broadcast and television community,” the family said in a press statement.
“Lumko lived a life filled with purpose and authenticity. As we process this shock as a community, let us remember their light in this world,” the statement continued. “The family asks that the public and media respect their privacy as they deal with this difficult loss.”
“Details on memorial and funeral arrangements will be shared by the family in due course. The family asks that the public and media respect their privacy as they deal with this difficult loss.”
YoTV said in an Instagram post: “We are extremely saddened by the untimely passing of the former YoTV presenter, Lumko Johnson a.k.a “Lumkeezy” . The South African socialite was born and bred in the Eastern Cape with dreams of making it big and they made sure to leave a mark.
“Your charisma and your passion for media contributed a lot to pop-culture and we believe you influenced the youth of our generation positively. Rest easy Lumko, we’ll never forget you .”
Lumko Johnson Cause of Death
Lumko Johnson’s cause of death has not yet been revealed.
YoTV presenter Lumko Johnson Instagram
Johnson’s Instagram is @lumkojohnson.