Boitumelo Thulo, better known by her stage as Boity, is a South African television host, rapper, actor, businesswoman, and model. Thulo was selected one of Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30 in 2019 for her work in the music and entertainment industry.
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Boitumelo Thulo (31 years old) was born on April 28, 1990, in Potchefstroom, North West South Africa, where she was nurtured by her maternal grandmother. Her mother, Modiehi Thulo, is her mother's sole child.
Thulo attended Monash University and studied psychology and criminology before dropping out due to her mother's inability to pay her university tuition. She then signed with a casting agency, and in 2010, she appeared in a Wimpy commercial.
Thulo began her television career in 2011 when she hosted the YOTV educational show "Crib Notes." She later became a co-host on SABC 1's The Media Career Guide Show, where she shared the stage with Thomani Mahlaba. SkyRoom Live, Ridiculousness Africa, Club 808, Zoned, Change Down, and Big Brother Africa are among the television programmes she has hosted.
Thulo made her first starring appearance in the drama series Rockville in 2012. She played “Mpho Bogatsu” for all four seasons.
Thulo made her film debut in 2014, in the comedy short Dear Betty, in which she played "Betty." She also appeared in the film Mrs Right Guy (2016), where she played the minor role of "Marie.".
Thulo made her rapping debut in South Africa on the Migos Culture Tour on October 21, 2017 at the TicketPro Dome. Because Migos were running late, Boity teamed up with Nasty C as one of the opening performers until the trio arrived.
Thulo released her debut single "Wuz Dat" with Nasty C on August 30, 2018. The song would go on to become the first female rapper's single to be certified Platinum in South Africa, making it the best-selling female rapper track of all time in the country. It also won the “Best Collaboration” category at the 2018 South African Hip-Hop Awards, making her the first and only female lead rapper to do so.
Her second single, "Bakae," was released on February 8, 2019.
She released the EP 4436 on December 4, 2020, focusing primarily on Boity and including Ricky Rick and a range of other artists. She is the most following female rapper from South Africa on Instagram as of 2021.
She teamed with Sissy-Boy for a jean line in 2016, which was said to be all about "being sexy and celebrating curves." Thulo's collaboration with Sissy-Boy resumed in July 2018, when they unveiled a new collection.
She collaborated with Impulse SA to create limited-edition fragrances in 2018. She also appeared on the September cover of Cosmopolitan South Africa.
Thulo had previously dated rapper Cassper Nyovest and are seen as having an on-again, off-again relationship. The pair got engaged but then they called off their engagement and ended their relationship in December 2015.
Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 creatives
Thulo was named to Forbes magazine's 30 under 30 creatives category list in July 2019 for his contribution to the music and entertainment industry. The list also included Nigerian musician Burna Boy, South African actress, TV and radio personality Thando Thabethe, Ghanaian contemporary artist Joseph Awuah-Darko, also known as Okuntakinte, and Kenyan film director David Oyelowo. What is the net worth of Boity Thulo?
Boity Thulo net worth
The net worth of Boity Thulo is estimated to be approximately $5 million. She is one of South Africa's wealthiest female rappers. Her main source of income is her music career. While Boity Thulo's recent foray into the alcohol sector has been welcomed, it appears that Ntsiki Mazwai has taken a dim view of her.
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