Boity Thulo

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Boity Thulo
Born
Boitumelo Thulo

(1990-04-28) April 28, 1990 (age 30)
EducationMonash University
Occupation
Years active
  • Television personality:
    2011–present
  • Rapper:
    2017–present
Musical career
GenresHip hop
InstrumentsVocals
WebsiteOfficial site

Boitumelo Thulo (born April 28, 1990), popularly known as Boity, is a South African television personality, rapper, actress, businesswoman and model.

Early life[edit]

Thulo was born in Potchefstroom, North West, where she was raised by her maternal grandmother.[1] She is the only daughter of Modiehi Thulo, her mother.

Thulo studied Psychology and Criminology at Monash University, but later dropped out because her mother was unable to pay for her varsity fees.[2] She then signed to a casting agency which resulted her in appearing on a Wimpy commercial in 2010.

Career[edit]

Film and Television[edit]

Thulo's television career began when she presented the YOTV educational show "Crib Notes" in 2011. She then was a co-host on the SABC 1 The Media Career Guide Show, which she hosted alongside Stevie Frenche.[3][4] She also served host duties in several television shows, including SkyRoom Live, Ridiculousness Africa, Club 808, Zoned, Change Down, and Big Brother Africa.[5]

In 2012, Thulo starred on the drama series Rockville, which was her first starring role. She appeared for all 4 seasons playing "Mpho Bogatsu".[6]

Thulo's film debut was in 2014 when she starred on a comedy short-film Dear Betty, were she played "Betty".[7] She also was featured in the film Mrs Right Guy (2016) where she played "Marie" which was not a huge role.[8]

Music[edit]

Thulo made her rapping debut on the Migos Culture Tour in South Africa on 21 October 2017 at TicketPro Dome.[9] As Migos delayed by a few hours, Boity joined Nasty C as one of the opening acts until the trio arrived.[10]

On 30 August 2018, Thulo released her debut single "Wuz Dat", featuring Nasty C.[11] The song won at the 2018 South African Hip-Hop Awards for the category "Best Collabo".[12]

On 8 February 2019, she released her second single titled "Bakae"which was a great hit.[13]

Ventures[edit]

In 2016, she collaborated with Sissy-Boy for a jean collection which was predicted to be about "being sexy and celebrating curves".[14] Thulo continued her venture with Sissy-Boy as they released a new collection in July 2018.[15]

In 2018, she partnered with Impulse SA in creating limited edition fragrances.[16] She also graced the cover of Cosmopolitan SA for the September issue.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Thulo had previously dated rapper Cassper Nyovest and are seen as having an on and off relationship.[18] The pair got engaged but then they called off their engagement and ended their relationship in December 2015.[19]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 4 Play- Sex Tips For Girls Lindi 7 episodes
2011 Crib Notes Presenter Host
2011 The Media Career Guide Herself Co-host
2011 Turn It Out: Street Battle Herself Guest judge
2012 Zoned Herself Co-host
2013 10 Over 10 Herself Commentator
2013 Turn It Out Herself Guest judge
2013 19th Annual South African Music Awards Herself Co-host
2013 ScreenTime with Nicky Greenwall Herself Special guest
2013 Big Brother Africa Herself Online insert presenter
2014 I Love South Africa Herself Contestant
2014 Rolling With... Celeb Edition Herself Special guest
2014 Strictly Come Dancing SA Herself Contestant
2014 Reality Check" Herself Presenter
2014 My Perfect Family Trisha Guest cast
2014 Tongue in Check Herself Host
2015 Club 808 Herself Co-host
2016 The Close-Up Herself Guest
2016 Lip Sync Battle Africa Herself Contestant; Episode 1
2016 Ridiculousness Africa Herself Co-host
2016 High Rollers Charity Cast
2017 Rhythm City Luscious Lu Guest role
2017 Change Down Herself Host
2018 Massive Music Herself Guest
2019 Celeb Feasts with Zola Herself Guest
2020 "Own Your Throne" Herself

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Taxi Ride Deja Television Film
2014 Dear Betty Betty
2016 Mrs Right Guy Marie

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Title Year
"Wuz Dat"
(With Nasty C)
2018
"Bakae" 2019
"Switch it up "
(With Lioness and Nazizi)
2019
"Original Recipe (Remix)"
(Stogie T featuring Boity)
2019
[["Utatakho (Remix)"]]
(Yanga Chief featuring Riky Rick, Dee Koala & Boity) download
2019
"Thembi"
(Costa Titch featuring Boity)
2020
"Own Your Throne"
2020

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
South African Hip Hop Awards 2018 Wuz Dat (feat. Nasty C) Best Collaboration Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boity Thulo - Age, House, Engaged, Biography..." Marathi TV.
  2. ^ "Boity Thulo: I also had to drop out of university". Channel24.
  3. ^ "GFC Launches Media Career Guide". Gauteng Film Commission. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  4. ^ "SABC 1's new Media TV Show". YoMZansi.
  5. ^ "Boity Thulo". TVSA.
  6. ^ "Boity Article". Press Reader.
  7. ^ "Boity Thulo". IMDb.
  8. ^ "Mrs Right Guy". IMDb.
  9. ^ "HUH? Is Boity Thulo A Rapper Now?". People Magazine.
  10. ^ "Is Boity a budding new rapper?". All4Women.
  11. ^ "Listen: Boity drops new song 'Wuz Dat' ft. Nasty C". EastCoastRadio.
  12. ^ "Boity gets her first ever nod at the #SAHHA2018". Times LIVE.
  13. ^ "LISTEN: BOITY'S 2ND SINGLE 'BAKAE' IS A BANGER!". Daily Sun.
  14. ^ "Boity X Sissyboy". People Magazine.
  15. ^ "OMG! Our Girl Boity Thulo Is Launching a New Fashion Line". Cosmopolitan.
  16. ^ "Boity Thulo Partners with Impulse to Launch New Fragrance". Cosmopolitan.
  17. ^ "Boity Thulo Covers Our September Issue & Talks Fame..." Cosmopolitan.
  18. ^ ""I dated Cassper when I was 16 and 19" - Boity". News24.
  19. ^ "Cassper pours heart out about Boity break-up". ENCA.

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