Connie Ferguson's Daughter, Lesedi Won't Live In Mothers Shadow

Lesedi Matsunyane is eager to make a name for herself

By  | May 20, 2020, 01:28 PM  | Connie Ferguson 

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Lesedi Matsunyane is an actress and is the daughter of the legendary actress, The Queen, Connie Ferguson. But Lesedi is not prepared to live in her mothers' shadow and wants to make a name for herself.

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When she's not working hard at the gym with fitness mother Connie Ferguson, Lesedi Matsunyane is on the set of eTV's Rhythm City. Lesedi made her debut in The Queen last year. She graduated with a BA in Live Performance from AFDA.

Lesedi made her debut in Tuesday night's episode of the soapie, playing the role of an African-American 20-year-old called Davina Moore, who learns the ins and outs of Joburg culture.
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Lesedi spoke to TshisaLIVE, about her acting career and how she's happy to making strides in her career.

“This industry is not a basket of roses. Rhythm City is a big deal to me because of its platform and its reach to the South African audience, especially the youth. It also came at a time when I had taken a hiatus to focus on casting, so it reaffirmed to me that I’ve still got it”, she told TshisaLIVE.

Yes, she's the daughter of very connected parents, Connie & Shona Ferguson but Lesedi didn't get any priviledges or gigs because of them and their popularity.

“Funny enough, even though there will always be nepotism claims, I’ve definitely built up a repertoire where, even though my families are linked, my craft still speaks for itself. That in itself is a blessing.”

She added: “I’m not in their shadow. I’m shining my own light and walking down the same path simultaneously. I’d like to think I’m adding to the lineage rather than being shadowed by it.”

Talking about her ambitions and her future plans, Lesedi said she'd love to do more work in front of the camera and a huge goal for her is to be in international productions, as well as work in a Netflix series.
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With her growing momentum in the industry, there is no reason why she shouldn't be able to reach those dreams. We're here for it.

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