Queen SonoPearl Thusi has sent an appeal to her fans to stop pirating Queen Sono.

Pearl, who stars in Netflix first African original as a South African spy was responding to a fan who posted a screenshot of himself downloading the series from illegal sources.

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The actress had just announced that the show is ranking number 1 in Kenya and South Africa.

Queen Sono

The 31 year old pleaded with fans not to pirate, saying it would be detrimental to the success of other African shows on Netflix.

Babe please don’t pirate our show. We worked so hard on it and the numbers via the platform itself will help the success of the show and other shows out of Africa on Netflix,” she tweeted.

Piracy is still a major problem in South Africa, with many people opting to download illegal copies of movies and TV shows instead of paying for monthly subscriptions or for movie tickets.

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