Lumko Leqela Johnson is a South African actor and producer best known for his starring role as gay fashion designer MJ in the Mzansi Magic telenovela Inkaba, from 2012-2013.
Lumko was born on 29 October in Mthatha, but raised in Johannesburg. He attained a black belt in karate while in high school, where he also participated in children's theatre and musicals professionally.
Lumko went on to pursue a degree in Drama & Film at Wits University, where he also got into campus radio, subsequently hosting his own weekday morning show.
He is a trained William Shakespeare facilitator, trained by ShakeXperience; a theatre based company affiliated with the Royal Shakespeare Company, which tours schools, performing Department of Education English literature set-works.
He began Producing for Yo-TV, before appearing as an on-air presenter for Comedy Khona, Blue Couch and a field reporter for EXT4.
Lumko also appeared in South Africa's first telenovela iNkaba, in the e.tv anthology series Mzansi Love and had a guest appearance in Vuzu's sitcom Check-Coast.