We are a female-led creative sports agency that also represents female athletes in South Africa.
Co – Founder
The road to being the hardest working Executive Producer in the industry started in Simoné’s city of origin, Cape Town.
With her BA Degree in Film & Media from UCT paved the way for the best ideas through her producing. Today, Simoné Bobo is the Founder & Executive Producer of an integrated production company, Osu Creative Productions, as well as the co-founder of a brand new Creative Sports Agency, called Ona & Grace that she co-owns with her husband, Gcobani Bobo. Both companies are named after their children. Her son Osu, meaning to persevere, and her 3 month old daughter, Ona meaning God’s grace.
Osu Creative Productions represents film directors and photographers that produce content for broadcasters as well commercial content (TV Ads & Stills) for marketing and advertising agencies.
Ona & Grace is a Creative Sports agency that represents female athletes with the aggressive attention to elevate their visibility by conceptualising and producing content with the aim to profile them as well as align them with brands.
Her passion for production and collaborating with talented creatives has been the instrumental vehicle for her growth. She has been a Senior TV Producer at leading Ad agencies from Saatchi & Saatchi Cape Town to MetroplitanRepublic, Ogilvy Joburg.
She has produced work that has scooped a few birds, pencils and lions. During her years at agencies, Simoné has learnt a great deal about what makes great advertising. Having worked alongside top industry creatives, as well as on renowned brands, Simoné saw the need to become the conduit for new eyes and ideas, particularly in the talents of black film directors and photographers – thus opening the creative economy to be more inclusive.
Her journey into entrepreneurship kick-started when she, whilst working at Ogilvy Joburg, started selling and producing African Ankara fashion when she partnered with a Ghanian fashion house Charlotte Prive. Through her fashion partnership, Simoné was immersed within the rich West African culture that saw her creating and developing relationships with creative minds in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda.
Facing the realization that digital platforms are fast overhauling transitional media, Simoné believes that we need to have the very generation we are speaking to, be the creators of the content. Every frame and every second needs to be meticulously considered and creatively crafted.
Simoné had the honour to be part of the jury panel for various industry international awards shows such as The Loeries (2017), D&AD (2019), Ciclope (2019), Gerety (2020), Cannes Young Directors Awards (2021), Buenos Aires Music Video Festival (2021), D&AD Music Video (2022).
Co – Founder
Former Springbok centre, Gcobani Bobo better knowns as “Bobz” is a well respected member of the South African and international rugby industry.
Born in King Williams Town, Eastern Cape, Bobz found himself on the rugby field at the age of 12 years, whilst playing at Dale College. His unique skills in the sport as well as leadership found himself captain the South African under 17 team. He moved to Cape Town and attend Rondebosch Boys High School, where he continued to captain the school’s First XV team. He then captained the Western Province Craven week which led him to lead the SA Under 19’s.
His leadership skills and innovate ways of playing caught the eyes of the Lions which he joined at the age 19, and soon became the vice captain of the Lions under 21’s team. From this point, his career in rugby soared as he played and captain on various teams such as the Sharks, Stormers, and later joined the South African national team and became a Springbok for the 7’s where he became the first black Captain. He was approached by the Newcastle Falcons and lived overseas until he came back home in 2011 and retired.
After retirement he joined the ranks of legendary South African rugby players as a broadcaster and commentator at Supersport which he still continues today. Apart from the sport, Bobz is a loving husband and father to his son, Osu and daughter, Ona. He has co-authored a book, “Rise of the Dagger”, rapped on an album “Fifth Floor” and became a director of an up-skill academy called “Shadow Ball” that trains school children.