Jonathan Lefenya

Bio

Jonathan is a Soweto spoken word artist whose work flings open the narrow window of language through which we are accustomed to describing reality.

In so doing, the poet compels both himself and the audience to reflect on the plight and plethora of the human condition. Growing up he had neither a sense of the world nor his place in it, so the poet uses writing as a metaphor for control. As a performance poet, his work is that of remarkable pliability and nuance. On the slam poetry stage, Jonathan’s art is known for its’ pathos and piercing nature, which appeals to the delicate senses of the audience. In the past two years, He received several titles, some of which includes; three-time WordNSound King of the mic, Winner of the Youth Art competition at the Roodepoort theatre (2019), World of Words slam Top 5 finalist (2019) and winner of the College Poetry Competition, 2 years running (2017-2018), both regional and provincial.

2019 to date, achievements

  • Hear My Voice Poetry Relief Fund, episode 4 performance.
  • WordNSound Digital slam Top 5, 2020. Brown Bottle online session, 2020.
  • Poetry reading on The Poedcast, episode 24.
  • Freelance Writer for Poetry Zone 2019 to date.
  • WordNSound Top 5 finalist for 2019.
  • World of Words slam Top 5 finalist for 2019.
  • CSP reigning king of the mic.
  • CSP class of 2020/21 Pick-me-up poetry Showcases which featured the likes of Yamoria, Belita Andre and Tshepo Molefe 2019.
  • Headlined Day two of the Soweto Art week festival, held in Soweto 2019.
  • Winner of the Youth Art competition at the Roodepoort theatre 2019.
  • World of Words showcase act for the finale 2019.
  • World of Words showcase act for the first ever poetry picnic at Victoria Yards 2019.
  • Pay the poet festival main act, held in Qwaqwa Dec 2019.
  • Plug and Play sessions featured act 2020. Brown bottle series episode one featured act 2020. BTTC clash of regions Top 7 finalist in the poetry category 2020.

2018 - 2017 achievements

  • Winner of the College Poetry Competition 2 years running, both regional and provincial.
  • Won 7 tittles in two years. Performed at UJ Soweto Campus for an event held by De Beers.
  • Lead poet at the Sidewalk art gallery located at the box near the Soweto theatre.
  • Jozi book fair slam runner up 2018.
  • Assistant directing Manager at Soweto Theatre for poetic Thursdays 2018. WordNSound Best New Comer nominee 2018.
  • African Print and Poetry awards Poem of the year winner 2018.
  • He has also graced many stages like the Plat4orm and Genesis Poetry.

Posts

The Writing On The Wall
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Jonathan Lefenyan - PUO FESTIVAL - AMPD STUDIOS

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ZASoweto, South Africa
In operation since: 
2016

Contact

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