Kagiso Lediga

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Kagiso Lediga
Born (1978-05-06) 6 May 1978 (age 42)
South Africa
NationalitySouth African
OccupationActor, filmmaker, writer, comedian
Known forQueen Sono, Catching Feelings, Bunny Chow, Pure Monate Show, The Bantu Hour

Kagiso Lediga (born 6 May 1978) is a South African Tswana comedian, actor, writer and director. He is the creator and executive producer of the Netflix crime drama Queen Sono which was released on 28 February 2020.[1][2][3][4] Lediga has written and directed noteworthy television comedies including the cult classic The Pure Monate Show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, and the Bantu Hour.[5] He has played leading roles in the films Bunny Chow, Wonder Boy for President and Catching Feelings.[6][7]


In 2017, Lediga co-produced, directed and starred in the romantic drama film Catching Feelings.[7] On 10 December 2018, Lediga was announced as the creator and one of the executive producers of the Netflix crime drama series Queen Sono.[8] Queen Sono was released on 28 February 2020 to positive reviews.[9][10] In April 2020, the series was renewed by Netflix for a second season.[11] However, on 26 November 2020, it was reported that Netflix has cancelled the series because of the production challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.[12]


Year Film Genre Role Notes
2013 Mary and Martha Drama Kumi
2017 Catching Feelings Drama Max Matsane Actor, director, writer
2017 Wizard Drama Director
Year Television Genre Role Notes
1997 The Phat Joe Show
2004 Pure Monate Show Actor
2015 The Bantu Hour Presenter, actor
2020 Queen Sono Crime drama Creator, executive producer, director, writer Netflix


Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 South African Film and Television Awards Best Director of a TV Comedy Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola Nominated [13]
Best Writing Team of a TV Comedy Nominated [13]
2015 Best Achievement in Scriptwriting -TV Comedy Nominated [14]
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Comedy Nominated [14]


  1. ^ Winifred, Chisom (10 December 2019). "Queen is coming: Queen Sono premieres February 28th, 2020". Glam Africa. Retrieved 11 December 2019.
  2. ^ Isama, Antoinette (11 June 2019). "Production for 'Queen Sono,' Netflix's First African Original Series, Is Underway". OkayAfrica. Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  3. ^ Buso, Oyama (10 February 2019). "Kagiso Lediga speaks about Queen Sono – Africa's First Netflix Original Series". MSN Entertainment. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ van Zyl, Gareth (12 February 2019). "Hitting highs with movie hit Matwetwe: Meet director Kagiso Lediga". BizNews. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  5. ^ Mkhwanazi, Katlego (10 November 2015). "The Bantu Hour – Back with a difference". The Mail and Guardian. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  6. ^ Vourlias, Christopher (16 June 2016). "Durban: Satire 'Wonder Boy' Tweaks South African Politics". Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  7. ^ a b Andersen, Nic (28 February 2018). "Catching Feelings: South African release date, cast and latest trailer". The South African. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  8. ^ Vourlias, Christopher (10 December 2018). "Netflix Orders 'Queen Sono,' Its First African Original Series". Variety. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Queen Sono: Season 1 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Queen Sono: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved 28 February 2020.
  11. ^ Kanter, Jake (28 April 2020). "'Queen Sono': Netflix Renews Its First African Original Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  12. ^ Eloff, Herman (26 November 2020). "Queen Sono's second season cancelled amid 'current trying times'". Channel24. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  13. ^ a b "2014 SAFTAs nominees announced". Elle Magazine. 7 March 2014. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.
  14. ^ a b "2015 SAFTAs nominees announced". Screen Africa. 25 February 2015. Archived from the original on 27 August 2016. Retrieved 16 June 2016.

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