In a post shared on Instagram, illustrator and street artist, Karabo ‘Poppy’ Moletsane shared an exciting new collaboration with online streaming giant, Netflix, and Strong Black Lead. The multi-talented creative shared a portrait of what she created for the first African original series, Queen Sono, featuring South African Actress and TV personality, Pearl Thusi.
“I’m super excited to unveil my new collab with @Netflix and @StrongBlackLead with the first African Original Series, Queen Sono,” Karabo Poppy wrote. “It’s been a pleasure to create this portrait of the FIERCE AF Queen herself, @pearlthusi. I absolutely love contemporary expressions of Africa in media like this and I wanted to echo the visual beauty in the colours this series captured all across Africa (from South Africa to Congo, Zimbabwe, and Kenya).”
The Netflix Original Series, which launched on Friday, 28 February 2020, follows the story of a highly trained South African spy who takes on her most dangerous mission yet while facing changing relationships in her personal life. The series was directed by Kagiso Lediga and Tebogo Malope, and boasts a cast of talented South African talents; including Pearl Thusi, Vuyo Dabula, Rob van Vuuren, Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa and Loyiso Madinga to name a few.