They are known to be audacious, funny and frank, whilst making waves online as the host of the ludicrously entertaining The Queer Superhero Show – which tackles queer-focused topics in a smart, humorous and graceful way. MonD Motadi, being the natural charmer that they are, can quickly build a rapport with all kinds of people and is innately tasked with changing the mentality and hearts of the people they encounter on the show, on social media and in person. They cite their vulnerability as a strength when it comes to helping individuals grow.
As a teenager, the infectiously energized personality was catapulted into fame as the presenter of SABC 2’s Cave Quest and Sabc 3’s Talent On Track, where their love for television was realized. The musical theatre graduate has since written Feminine Lotus, a critically acclaimed, award-winning short film about a transgendered woman – a passion project that was inspired by the real-life events of a close friend. Following the success of their storytelling debut, they landed a role in award-winning director Vusi Afrika’s new film on Kwaito, Surviving Gaza, where Motadi’s haunting portrayal of a poverty-stricken boy has fans excited for this star-studded film which is set for release later this month.
Khotso Ramorwesi travels down memory lane with the star recently, where they open up about their battle with mental health, the method they used tomboy the fragile desperation of their character in Surviving Gaza and the beauty that lies in rediscovering your superpower.
MonD Motadi uses their platform to advocate for nurturing the self-esteem and mental health of young black queers and creating opportunities for their voices and stories to be told. While they may not care about getting accolades for their body of work – the odds are certainly in their favour. They understand the gravity in which their platform encompasses and hope to use it to inspire change, share their queer journey and feed their insatiable curiosity for untold stories. Mon-D is the living embodiment of what it means to follow your dreams while ensuring that others have the opportunity to do the same as you.
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