Warren Masemola: A Versatile Journey of Acting Excellence

Warren Masemola: A Versatile Journey of Acting Excellence

Montloana Warren Masemola, born on May 18, 1983, in Garankuwa, Gauteng, is a distinguished South African actor renowned for his compelling portrayal of Lentswe Mokethi on the popular soap opera “Scandal!” His journey from a young artist to a celebrated figure in the entertainment industry reflects his passion and dedication to the craft.

Warren Masemola

Montloana Warren Masemola

18 May 1983 (age 40)

Garankuwa, Gauteng, South Africa
Other names Shona
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present
Notable work Scandal!
Kguagelo Masemola

(m. 2017)

Early Life and Education

Warren Masemola’s roots trace back to Garankuwa, Gauteng, where he was born and later raised in Soshanguve. His educational journey commenced at Tshwane Christian School, where he completed his matric in 2000. Following his passion for the arts, Masemola ventured to Newton, Johannesburg, to explore the realm of dance. He honed his skills at Moving into Dance, an esteemed art school, for a year before delving into the intricacies of dramatic expression at the Market Theatre Laboratory. Here, he immersed himself in the world of theater, graduating in 2004 after two years of intensive study.


Masemola’s foray into the acting scene began in 2008 when he secured a role on the e.tv soap opera “Scandal!” as Lentswe Mokethi, an art director. His talent and versatility soon gained recognition as he ventured into diverse roles, including Thokozani “Thoko” Chanel on the SABC 1 sitcom “Ses’Top La” and Tizozo on SABC 1’s gripping drama series “Intersexions” in 2010. Over the years, he graced the screens with his presence in several hit TV shows such as “90 Plein Street,” “The Republic,” “Ayeye,” “Heist,” “Ring of Lies,” “Saints and Sinners,” “The River,” “Tjovitjo,” “Vaya,” and “Single Galz & Single Guyz.” Masemola’s latest venture takes him to the House Of Zwide (HOZ) fashion e.tv soap, where he debuted in September 2022, portraying the glamorous character Alex Khadzi in a heated fashion battleground against Funani Zwide.

Awards and Nominations

Masemola’s exceptional talent has garnered him numerous accolades and nominations throughout his career. Notable among these are his wins at the SAFTAs/Golden Horn for Best Supporting Actor (TV Comedy) for “Ses’Top La” in 2015 and “Single Galz” in 2020, and his MVCA win for Favorite Actor in 2020.

His performances have also earned him nominations at prestigious award ceremonies like the Africa Movie Academy Award and the SAFTAs in various categories such as Best Supporting Actor (TV Soap), Best Supporting Actor (TV Drama Series), Best Actor (TV Drama), and Best Supporting Actor (Telenovela).

Warren Masemola’s journey as an actor continues to captivate audiences, leaving an indelible mark on South Africa’s entertainment landscape.

Here’s a summary of Montloana Warren Masemola’s awards and nominations:

  • 2015:
    • SAFTAs/Golden Horn: Best Supporting Actor (TV Comedy) for “Ses’Top La” – Won
  • 2017:
    • Africa Movie Academy Award: Best Supporting Actor – Nominated
    • SAFTAs: Best Supporting Actor (TV Soap) – Nominated
    • SAFTAs: Best Supporting Actor (TV Drama Series) – Won
  • 2018:
    • Best Supporting Actor (Feature Film) – Nominated
    • Best Actor (TV Drama) – Won
    • Best Supporting Actor (TV Comedy) – Nominated
  • 2019:
    • Best Supporting Actor (Telenovela) – Nominated
  • 2020:
    • MVCA: Favorite Actor – Won
    • SAFTAs/Golden Horn: Best Supporting Actor (TV Comedy) for “Single Galz” – Won
    • Best Supporting Actor (Telenovela) for “Ring of Lies” – Nominated
    • Best Actor (TV Drama) for “Tjovitjo” – Nominated
  • 2023:
    • Best Supporting Actor (TV Comedy) for “Ses’Top La” – Nominated

This highlights his versatility and success across various genres, earning recognition for both comedic and dramatic roles, as well as his talent in feature films and TV dramas.


Montloana Warren Masemola is a highly accomplished South African actor known for his captivating performances across a wide range of genres, including comedy, drama, soap operas, and telenovelas. His career began with notable roles in popular TV shows like “Scandal!” and “Ses’Top La,” showcasing his versatility and talent early on. Masemola’s dedication to his craft led to numerous accolades, including wins for Best Supporting Actor and Favorite Actor at prestigious award ceremonies such as the SAFTAs/Golden Horn and the MVCA. His consistent nominations and wins underscore his status as a respected and influential figure in the South African entertainment industry.

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