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Tebogo Timothy Chologi, aka “Mrembola”,is an auspicious artist born in 1988 and was raised in a village named Magogwe Tlhabologo in Mahikeng.His love of art blossomed after joining a dance production called “Pnx Production” that specializes in various dance genres in 2006.His love for art drove him to join the“Expressions”,one of the biggest shows that groomed small artists of the North West Province with his poetryin 2007. As he felt that dancestill has a room in his heart he took part in the SABCONE dance show “JikaMajika”in 2008.2010 became his year of exploring the acting field when he was doing a production titled“2010 Countdown” for the Indian Heritage Day in Mmabatho Convention Centre, created by TshepisoKonopi. In 2012 he took a journey through his poetry and collaborated with Kelebogile “Soul Sketcher“Kwaile‘s writing to create a spoken word theatre play titled “ROPED” that took Mahikeng by storm in 2012. 2013 turned to be the year of miracles when he got to be one of the poets who took part in a Native Land Act Exhibition that took place at the Mmabatho Convention Centre.His acting abilitiestook him to play an extra character as a gangster in one of KagisoMogale’sMzansi Magic short films titled “Never Say Goodbye” in 2013.
He completed a National Certificate in Film and Television Production wherein he has written, directed and produced two films Inmate and Mobocracy of which Mobocracy has won an achievement award for best student film in 2015. He was also casted for a lead role in the Top Crew Media for Mzanzi Magic short film TlhalaNtša!in 2015, which was also filmed in collaboration with the North West Provincial Government and Mmabana Cultural Centre for the opening and launch of a Film Studio at the Mmabana Culture Centre. At the end of 2015 he directed and produced a local film written by himself, Ghetto Situations. During December 2016 to May 2017 he also facilitated filming classes at a film-learnership based Mahikeng SABC through NEMISA. He participated as a judge in the 2018 SAFTA’s (South African Film and Television Awards) which took place at Sun City. He was also requested to participate again as a judge for the South African Film and Television Awards for 2018 films with the event to be held in 2019. A short film piece produced by Mrembola called One for the Ghetto was selected as a finalist in the CIVICUS Youth Symposium which took place on June 16, 2018.He was further casted for the movie “Kgaratlho” which was shot during 2018 to be premiered on MNET Mzansi Magic during 2019 where he played the role of a gangster brother against the likes of Israel Makoe aka Ma-Orange. A recently produced short film called Lesedi, The Light, that was written, directed and produced by Mrembola, was selected to screen at the Lavuth’ Ibhayi Short Film Festival in Port Elizabeth.
During the national lockdown in South Africa due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he directed and produced a short experimental art film called The Shack which has won an award for Best Arthouse Film at the 2020 Kismet Film Festival in the United States of America; and he also won an award for Best Director at the 2020 UMgungundlovu Film Festival in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal. The film was also selected for screening at the following additional film festivals, i.e.Zeitimpuls Film Festival, Lift-Off Global Network Sessions, African American Film Marketplace, and First Time Filmmaker Sessions.
ALL films produced by myself can be accessed on my YouTube channel under “Tebogo Chologi” and Vimeo under “tebogo”.
College
East Coast Media Movietech Film And Television College
Film and Television
20142015
Birth Date
April 25, 1988
Nickname
Toto
Birth City
Mafikeng
Current City
Mafikeng
Hometown
Mafikeng
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Black
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Taurus
Married To
Single
Children
N/A
Most ideas don’t make sense until they hit the lens.
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