- Dr John Kani was recently honoured with the Pragnell Shakespeare Award, a prestigious international accolade
- The award was presented to Kani at the Shakespeare Birthday Celebration luncheon in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace
- Kani received endless messages of congratulations, reassuring him that he is so deserving of this incredible award
South African multi-award winning renowned actor, director, and playwright, Dr John Kani has received another incredible international award.
Kani received the Pragnell Shakespeare Award. The Pragnell Shakespeare Award is a prestigious international award presented each year on the late William Shakespeare’s birthday at a special event held in his Shakespeare’s honour at Stratford-upon-Avon.
The official Shakespeare Institution took to social media to announce the award. Kani has done the most and is so deserving of this extremely respected award.
“Congratulations to John Kani who has been recognised with this year’s Pragnell Shakespeare Award! Normally we’d have the Birthday Luncheon to toast his achievements — online this year, but we hope to welcome him back to Stratford-upon-Avon soon. #ShakespearesBirthday”
Friends and fans took to the comment section to congratulate Kani, expressing how there is no one who deserves this award more than he does.
“@JohnKani2 is so deserving. South Africa’s very own Laurence Olivier!”
“Congratulations #Sana! Proud of you my friend van toeka-- from the 70s to date @JohnKani2.Proud of you and @ThuliMadonsela3 for all your awards and merits. You continue to fly the #SAFlag high. True hero and shero!”
“Congratulations Elder! Your are indeed a Legend and we love you to bitsszzzz. Keep shining uncle @JohnKani2 ❤️”
Briefly News previously reported that Dr John Kani has been honoured with a Golden Elephant Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in the performing arts scene in Mzansi. Kani was recognised by Word of Mouth Pictures for his contribution in the arts industry. Word of Mouth is the production company behind one of Mzansi's popular telenovelas titled Muvhango.
Muvhango executive producer Duma ka Ndlovu presented the award to the veteran actor during a recent ceremony hosted in his honour. Ka Ndlovu took to Instagram and shared a snap of the Black Panther actor receiving the award from himself and Muvhango producer Herbert Hadebe.
"Dr John Kani was honoured with the inaugural Golden Elephant Lifetime Achievement Award during a glittering ceremony at the Joburg Theatre by Word Of Mouth Pictures' executive producer, Duma Ndlovu."
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