Fans have been enjoying exclusive access into the life beyond the headlines of local superstar Boitumelo “Boity” Thulo in her hit reality show Boity: Own Your Throne. The show is BET’s first local reality show to hit the African continent, and has been a huge hit with fans and entertainment enthusiasts since premiering 5 January, 2020.
In the show, the actress, rapper and TV host gives viewers a front-row seat into her busy life. She’s also opened up about the things that mean the most to her, like her family, her ancestry and her commitment to helping women and girls live their truth with confidence. Now, as the first season draws to a close, dstv.co.za. chatted to the star to reflect on everything she’s allowed us to learn about her this year.
All real, all the time
It’s not always about business for the Potchefstroom-born star; family is always the most important. In her show, Boity zoomed in on her close relationship with her mother, Modiehi Thulo. Just like any mother-daughter relationship, they have their ups and downs but through it all, they’ve shown that their bond is unbreakable.
Boity was raised in a single parent household she believes that she wouldn’t change anything about her family dynamic. Would viewers have known all of this about Boity if she hadn’t decided to do the reality show? Probably not. So, why did she choose to allow fans this kind of access to her personal life?
“Now is the perfect time because I think I’m more comfortable in terms of being grounded in a vulnerable state with my supporters and my fans,” Boity says. “II know who I am now.”