Pearl Modiadie

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Pearl Modiadie
Born (1987-12-29) 29 December 1987 (age 33)
Tembisa, Gauteng, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Other names
  • The Black Pearl
  • Pearl Moody
EducationNorkem Park High, Rosebank College
  • TV personality
  • actress
  • television presenter
  • radio DJ
  • writer
Years active2006–present
Notable work

Pearl Modiadie (born December 29, 1987)[1] is a South African television presenter, radio DJ, actress and producer best known to TV audiences for presenting the SABC1 music talk show Zaziwa.[2]

Early life and Career[edit]

Pearl Modiadie was born in Xubeni section of Tembisa township in Ekurhuleni in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Pearl Modiadie went to Norkem Park High School in Kempton Park in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng and matriculated in 2005. In 2007 she enrolled at Rosebank College to study a diploma in Media Studies and Journalism.

In 2009 Pearl Modiadie completed her diploma at Rosebank College.

She was previously best known for presenting the kids programming block Craz-e. In 2007 she co-hosted the kids game show Crazed Out.

She was also a DJ at YFM and was the content producer for the Television Series Sistahood, which she also hosted until April 2012.

Early 2013 she made her debut on the soapie Scandal! as Kefilwe Malope, a feisty young girl with a track record of drug abuse and ulterior motives.

She later began hosting the SABC1 music lifestyle show Zaziwa, which gives viewers a chance to get to know their favourite celebrities through the music that has helped shape their lives.[3]

She is a regular field presenter on SABC 3's breakfast show Expresso. She is also hosting at Metro FM alongside Thomas Msengane every weekday during 12pm-3pm.

In 2015 she was one of the 10 celebrity contestants on the eighth season of the reality competition series Strictly Come Dancing. She was partnered with professional dancer Grant Esterhuizen.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Pearl gave birth in September .[5]


Year Film Role Notes
2006–2013 Craz-e Herself Presenter, Soap opera
2013 Scandal Kefiloe Malope Guest starring, drama series
2013–present Zaziwa Herself Host
2013– 2015 Expresso Herself Field presenter
2013–present Generations Jade Recurring role
2014 Kasi To Favelas Herself Host
2014 Come Duze 2015 Herself Host
2015 14th Metro FM Music Awards Herself Social media lounge host
2017–present Raw Silk Herself host
2018–present Trending SA Herself Guest host


  1. ^ "Pearl Modiadie Biography:Pregnant,Dragged, Age,Education,Family,Career,Nkululeko Buthelezi,New ,Boyfriend,Dresses,Diet Plan, House". zalebs. 22 June 2020.
  2. ^ Julie Kwach (30 April 2019). "Pearl Modiadie biography: new boyfriend, engagement,ex-fiance, house and cute photos".
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  4. ^ "Pearl Modiadie – Incwajana". incwajana. Retrieved 10 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Pearl Modiadie is Reported To Be Pregnant!". 1 January 2020.

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