Boity (Boitumelo Thulo)

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Boity
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Born Boitumelo Thulo
(1990-04-28) April 28, 1990 (age 30)
Potchefstroom, North West
South Africa
Residence Johannesburg, Gauteng
South Africa
Other names Boity Thulo
Education Potchefstroom Primary School
Potchefstroom High School for Girls
Monash University
Occupation
  • Actress
  • Model
  • TV Personality
Years active 2010 - to date
Parent(s)
  • Modiehi Thulo (mother)
Musical career
Genres Hip hop
Instruments
  • Vocals
Labels
Associated acts
Website www.thehumangallery.co.za

Boity (born Boitumelo Thulo on 28 April 1990) is a South African actress, model, television personality and recording artist. She made her television debut on e.tv's 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls in a guest starring role where she portrayed the character of Lindi. In 2011 she began hosting SABC 1's The Media Career Guide, by the time she moved to e.tv's Club 808 Boity was a fully fledged star.

Early Life

Boity was born Boitumelo Thulo on 28 April 1990 in Potchefstroom in the North West province of South Africa. Her mother is Modiehi Thulo. Boity went to Potchefstroom Primary School and Potchefstroom High School for Girls where she later matriculated. She went on to enroll at Monash University where she studied Psychology and Criminology. However, she dropped out just after 2 years of studying. In the wake of the Fees Must Fall Protests, Boity revealed that she dropped out at Monash University due to her mother being unable to pay for her studies.

Social Media

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Career

Boity was first noticed by South Africans on television when she featured on the Wimpy "Cheesanator" advert in 2010. In that same year she portrayed the character of Lindi on e.tvs 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls. In 2011 Boity began hosting SABC 1's The Media Career Guide. Later that year she appeared as a guest judge on the second season of the SABC 1's dance competition series Turn It Out: Street Battle.

In 2012 as an established and one of the most sought after personalities in South Africa, Boity co-hosted the short-lived multi-platform user-generated magazine reality show, Zoned and guest starred Mzansi Magic's telenovela iNkaba.

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Music Career

Boity initially appeared on Mzansi Magic's Friday night music show, Massive Music, where she spoke to Lalla Hirayama about how she came to transition from model to rapper. However, during her appearance on Massive Music she did no perform. On Thursday 30 August 2018 Boity was guest on DJ Fresh's Metro FM Fresh Breakfast where she premiered the song, Wuz Dat, to largely positive reception.

Bakae, the second single by Boity, was released on Friday of 08 February 2019. The song was largely praised by social media users and the mainstream media alike.

Pictures

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DJ Cleo Controversy

Boity criticised DJ Cleo for posting pictures of himself with convicted rapist Brickz. The pictures were taken during an event organised by a non-profit organisation and taking place at a prison where Brickz is serving his 15 year sentence. Public opinion was largely divided on the matter with both Boity and DJ Cleo finding themselves on both ends of criticism and support.

DJ Cleo later leveled criticism against Boity and accused her of putting a negative spin on a positive effort. DJ Cleo further clarified that he did not condone rape but supported Brickz in his quest for rehabilitation.

References

  1. My Tv News, 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Boity Thulo, 16 August 2018
  2. TVSA, Boity Thulo, 16 August 2018
  3. Information Cradle, Boity Thulo Biography – Boitumelo Thulo Biography, 16 August 2018
  4. Times LIVE, LOL! Rasta’s 'Boity painting' has Mzansi in a mess, 21 February 2019
  5. eNCA, Boity roasted for criticising DJ Cleo, 21 February 2019
  6. The South Africa, Boity faces backlash after criticising DJ Cleo’s support for Brickz, 21 February 2019
  7. The South Africa, Boity faces backlash after criticising DJ Cleo’s support for Brickz, 21 February 2019
  8. Instagram, boity, 21 February 2019
  9. Twitter, @Boity, 21 February 2019
  10. Times LIVE, DJ Cleo hits back at Boity over Brickz 'defence': I will not be bullied, I stand by my words, 21 February 2019
  11. Daily Sun, B***H STOLE MY LOOK: BOITY VS.THULI P, 21 February 2019
  12. Briefly, Is Boity Thulo engaged currently?, 21 February 2019
  13. Briefly, Who is Boity Thulo boyfriend?, 21 February 2019
  14. Channel24, Twitter reacts to Boity's second single, 21 February 2019
  15. Channel24/ Drum, Boity, Minnie Dlamini and other stars who are the spitting image of their parents, 21 February 2019
  16. East Cost Radio, Boity Thulo shows off her new R2.5-million 'baby', 10 August 2019
  17. Sowetan LIVE, Boity stuns onboard yacht, 10 August 2019
  18. Instagram, boity, 10 August 2019
  19. Twitter, @Boity, 10 August 2019
  20. Facebook, @BoityOfficial, 10 August 2019
  21. Times LIVE, Boity Thulo causes a storm for tweeting her 'lockdown shopping' trip, 14 April 2020
  22. Mail & Guardian, Boity takes control of her story, 14 April 2020
  23. Apple iTunes, Wuz Dat? - Single, 07 August 2018
  24. Apple iTunes, Bakae - Single, 08 February 2019

Contemporaries

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