After his death and in honor of his departure, a film by Candy Moloi with the participation of Charles Maja wins an international accolade

After his death and in honor of his departure, a film by Candy Moloi with the participation of Charles Maja wins an international accolade

After his death and in honor of his departure, a film by Candy Moloi  with the participation of Charles Maja wins an international accolade


Bogoshi Bjaka, a movie starring late actors Charles “Big Boy” Maja and Candy “Vho Makhadzi” Moloi recently scooped two coveted international awards at the Crown Wood International festival in Kolkata, India.

The late actors, who both died earlier this year, starred within the film alongside Sipho Eric Ndlovu, David Mello, and Innocent Sadiki. Charles, who is best known for his role as Big Boy on Skeem Saam, died in April after suffering a stroke. Candy, of Muvhango fame, died in July after an extended battle with cancer, aged 67.
The Sepedi film about two blood brothers from a royalty who are hostile over the chieftaincy, won two awards at the festival: for best feature and best woman filmmaker, for producer Lizzy Moloto.

This was additionally to being nominated for best film at the Hollywood International Golden Film Awards in l. a. in August, where it made it to the finals. Director Percy Maboane expressed his pride at the film being recognized internationally

“We are delighted that the film won a gift for producer Lizzy Moloto in National Women’s Month. “We are proud to share and celebrate the film’s success with South Africans, and that we congratulate the cast and crew for creating the country proud,” said the director.

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