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About Fidel Namisi

Award-winning Screenwriter and Author

My Story

Fidel Namisi is a screenwriter, novelist and television producer born in Nairobi, Kenya. He has lived and worked in South Africa for the last 16 years. Thrice nominated for the South African Writers Guild Award, he won it twice (in 2013 and 2014). He has also won the Kalasha Award for Best Original Screenplay (2015). Fidel was the writer, executive producer and producer of South Africa’s first dance movie, “Hear Me Move”. He has also written and produced numerous TV movies, as well as created the drama series “Remix” (Mzansi Magic), “Guilt” (SABC 2) “Thula’s Vine” (SABC 3) and “iKani” (SABC1). As a writer he has worked on “Soul Buddyz: Series 3” (2006), “A Place Called Home” (SABC 1, 2007), “Rhythm City” (eTV, 2009) and “Zone 14” (SABC 1, 2010), “Thula’s Vine” (SABC3, 2016 ) and “Guilt” (SABC2, 2017), “Isibaya” (Mzansi Magic, 2019), “The Omen” (Mzansi Magic, 2020) and “Judas Kiss” (SABC1, 2020). He is currently a storyliner on the daily drama “Muvhango” (SABC 2). A novelist, Fidel has also published a romantic comedy novel titled “Love Back”, available on Amazon. His second novel is a young adult sci-fantasy adventure titled “Man of Stone and Shadow.”