Lesedi Ferguson Biography: Age, Husband/Boyfriend, Child, Biological Father & Mother, The Queen & Rhythm City Roles

Basic Information

Stage Name: Lesedi Ferguson
Real Name: Lesedi Matsunyane Ferguson
Occupation: Actress, Movie Producer
Date Of Birth/Age: 31 December 1993 (29 Years Old
Place of Birth: Johannesburg, South
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Austin Malema
Education: AFDA: The School For The Creative Economy


Lesedi Matsunyane Ferguson professionally called Lesedi Ferguson is a South African on-screen actress and movie producer. She is best known for her roles in the hit South African TV series, and Rhythm City. She has been received praise and more fans for her perfect portrayal of her roles in the series. Her work as a producer is equally laudable.


Lesedi Ferguson was born in Johannesburg, South on the 31st day of December in 1993. She celebrated her 28th birthday on December 31st, 2021.


Lesedi Ferguson is known to have been in a relationship with Austin Malema. She has chosen to keep details of her relationships from the public. However, it is widely known that the couple had a child out of wedlock. The child, a son, is named Rowena. Lesedi’s mother, Connie Ferguson once revealed that she could not do anything about it, but the pregnancy brought them closer. Lesedi also got a lot of support from her younger sister, Alicia Ferguson.

While there isn’t much info to reveal the kind of relationship Malema and Lesedi had before the baby, fans believe they were an item. It is unclear whether the two are together currently.


Lesedi Ferguson is the mother of a son named Rowena. According to reports, Lesedi’s son was had out of wedlock. His father is Austin Malema. It is unknown whether Lesedi and Malema are still in a relationship, or even were before the baby. Rowena is said to be loved by his grandparents and his aunt, Alicia Ferguson.

Biological Father & Mother

Lesedi’s mother is a popular South African actress and TV producer, Connie Ferguson who married the late Shona Ferguson. Her biological father is actor, Neo Matsunyane. Years back, her parents married after which she was born. Connie has revealed that she had Lesedi when she was 23 years old.

However, Connie and Neo did not stay married for too long. The couple got a divorce after which Connie moved on with her life and married popular film producer, Shona Ferguson. That makes the late Shona Ferguson Lesedi’s stepfather.

Lesedi’s biological father, Neo Matsunyane also has a daughter named Kgomotso Matsunyane. Lesedi also has another sister named, Alicia Angel Ferguson.

The Queen & Rhythm City Roles

Before joining the cast of “The Queen”, Lesedi Ferguson had acted in many plays and TV shows. She gained more attention following her appearance in the hit TV Series. Her debut in the TV series was a hit as she quickly became a fan favourite. Viewers took to social media to gush over her character. Most believe she is perfect on the show. Viewers believe she takes after her famous parents, all of who star in the hit series.

Before starring in the series, she worked as an Assistant Production Manager at Ferguson Films. She has now been promoted to Casting Director.

In 2020, Lesedi made her debut on another hit TV show, Rhythm City. She plays the role of a 20-year-old African American woman who moves to Joburg and begins to learn the ins and outs of the city’s culture.

In a statement to TshisaLive, she said “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 refuted claims that she got the role because of her parents, saying that her “craft speaks for itself”.

Lesedi has starred in several other TV series including “Vuselela” in 2011, and “Generations” in 2012. She certainly has a brighter future in the film industry.

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