Ten years and still WINNING
Bona|January 2020
We first saw Boitumelo “Boity” Thulo (29) on a TV advert in 2010. She has since grown into a savvy businesswoman, actress, TV presenter and rapper. She also recently made the Forbes 30 under 30 list of 2019. Fundiswa Nkwanyana caught up with her to chat about her evolution just as she’s about to commemorate 10 years in the entertainment industry.
Fundiswa Nkwanyana

I introduced myself to Boity on the day of the cover shoot while our glam team was getting her ready. And, even though this was not the ideal time, the starlet flashed a smile and promised me a good interview. Because of her positive energy, I instantly felt relaxed and watched her pose for the camera, prior to our chat.

SMALL START, BIG STRIDES

When Boity landed a role as a teller in a Wimpy advert, she had no clue that this was the start of a long and successful career. “I believe everything that happened was aligned to my destiny because after that advert aired, things started falling into place.” She then went on to become a TV presenter and an actress. The list of TV productions she’s acted on and presented is long and impressive. It includes acting in Mzansi Magic’s drama Rockville and in a film called Taxi Ride, as well as presenting the e.tv music magazine show Club 808. However, entertainment wasn’t always the goal. The Potchefstroom native was introduced to the industry while trying to make a living because she couldn’t afford to attend university. ”I didn’t follow a particular formula to get all these jobs. I believe that everything happened as it should, and I’m grateful for the opportunities.” If you’ve missed her on TV, like me, the wait is almost over because she’s coming back to our screens soon. “I’m currently shooting my reality show called Own Your Throne. It’s scheduled to air on 5 February on BET, DStv channel 129,” she says proudly. The young star admits that she was initially hesitant to have a reality show, but believes that she’s now more comfortable with her story and ready to give us a glimpse into her life. “There’s been some interesting developments in my life that I want to share. I also want to control the narrative of my chosen paths.” She adds that viewers will get to see her business side, travel escapades, rapper lifestyle and so much more.

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