Aubrey Sekhabi profile

Audrey Sekhabi is a living icon in the entertainment industry. He has directed many productions and started his film career in 1985.


Aubrey Sekhabi (born 1970) is a multiple-award-winning playwright, director, and administrator. He has earned a reputation for creativity and directing movies.

The director has a daughter Shalate Sekhabi, a fast-rising actress who plays Shoki in House of Zwide. He has contributed astronomically to the entertainment industry.

His talent for creativity is evident in many blockbuster movies her has produced. He has also done television projects like the SABC 2 detective series Orlando.

Aubrey Sekhabi
Aubrey Sekhabi biography
Aubrey Sekhabi became the Artistic Director of North West Arts Drama at 24.
Short Profile
Full Name:Aubrey Sekhabi
Born:1970 (age 53 years old)
Nationality:South African
Alma mater:University of the Witwatersrand School of Dramatic Art
Daughter:Shalate Sekhabi
Occupation:Playwright, director, administrator
Years active:1985 – date

Early Life

Aubrey Sekhabi was born in 1970. He has written and directed many movies since the middle and late eighties.

At 24, in 1994, he became the artistic director of the Northwest Art drama company in South Africa. Some of his scripts bred local blockbuster movies.


Sekhabi had formal education in his primary and high school growing up. He studied at University of the Witwatersrand School of Dramatic Art.


Playwright Aubrey Sekhabi has been in the entertainment industry for decades. He became the artistic director of the Northwest Drama Company at 24.

In the 2000s, he was the Chief Executive for Arts and Culture in the North West Province. In 2002, the artistic director and deputy CEO of the State Theatre.

Still, in 2002, he climbed to the position of the artistic director of the State Theatre in Pretoria. His tenure gave birth to the development department and recorded many production credits.

Since his debut in the industry, Sekhabi has worked on many productions, including Back To School (1985), Save the People (1986), Strong Hold (1990), and many more.

The award-winning writer worked with other reputable personalities on Not With My Gun (1997), The Stick (1999), Interracial (2007), and Rhetorical (2012).

Sekhabi directed the live DVD recording of musician Ringo at the State Theatre, the National Orders Awards. Mother of Rain and Sizwe Banzi is Dead are also among his works as a director. He did the finale of the FIFA World Cup final draw.

Aubrey directed the Thank You Africa Concert held in Dakar in 2010. Some of his television credits include the detective series Orlando and Hillside on SABC2.

Some other positions to his name are the North West Provincial Arts and Culture Council. He served on the council of the National English and Literary Museum.

Aubrey is the co-founder and president of GBR Productions (Pty) Ltd. He got appointed to the Ministerial Task Team for Arts and Culture in 2009.

Sekhabi was an advisor in the 2010 FIFA World Cup opening and closing ceremonies.


Aubrey Sekhabi awards
Aubrey Sekhabi is a multiple-award-winning personality. His contributions to the film and television industry have earned him several recognitions and nominations.

In 1998, he won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Drama. He received the 1999 Vita Award (Gauteng region) for Best Play: Not With My Gun.

A Naledi Award for Directing of play/musical: Aubrey Sekhabi (Rivonia Trial) followed in 2011. He was a nominee for another Naledi Award in 2013.

In 2014, he won another Naledi Award for Directing of play/musical: Aubrey Sekhabi: Marikana – The Musical.

Personal Life

Aubrey Sekhabi is a proud father. His daughter, Shalate Sekhabi, is one of the country’s young talents. She plays Shoki in House of Zwide and has a similar dedication as her father.


  • Back To School (1985)
  • Save the People (1986)
  • Strong Hold (1990)
  • Silent Voice 1 ( 1992)
  • Roadhouse (1992)
  • Mika (1994)
  • Scomearound (1993)
  • Nkonyeni High (1995)
  • On My Birthday (1995)
  • Homegirls (1996)
  • Kalushi -The Story of Solomon Mahlangu (2010)
  • Rivonia Trial (2010)
  • Silent Voice (2008)
  • Not With My Gun (1997)
  • The Stick (1999)
  • Interracial (2007)
  • Rhetorical (2012)

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