- Stogie T has created a biopic that tells his story
- The film premieres later this month at the Cité des Arts cultural centre in Saint-Denis, Reunion
- The struggles Stogie faced in hie early years of life are what moulded his future and he tells them with pride
Stogie T has been working on something very personal for some time now and it is almost time for him to show it to the world.
Being a big name in the Mzansi hip-hop scene, Stogie has been extremely fortunate and blessed with an abundance of opportunity.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Stogie has created a film that tells the story of his life. The film will be shown for the very first time later this month at the Cité des Arts cultural centre in Saint-Denis, Reunion.
For years, Stogie has known that one day he would tell his story, and that time is now. The film reveals the ins and outs of Stogie’s arrival in South Africa at the age of 13 and how life growing up in apartheid was for him.
Taking to social media, Stogie proudly announced the news of his film and revealed some very personal experiences that defined him as a person.
Stogie expressed how at the age of 13 he arrived in SA with a head full of wild ideas and visions of what he would see. These ideas and visions were created through the stories his mother had told him about her home land, Mzansi.
The story of Central Western Jabavu, Soweto, is the story of Stogie T, a young boy who grew up in a tiny four-room home with seven other children and two parents who broke their backs to protect them from the evil that was apartheid.
Stogie T tells his story with great pride as it was the hardship that he faced which gave him the courage to compose the beautiful works of art that he has today.
The film premiers on 28 September and will be shown at the Cité des Arts in Reunion Island. Award-winning director Tebogo Malope, directed the film and James Poyser, keyboardist for The Roots, composed the music.
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