Boitumelo Thulo, most commonly known as Boity, is a rapper, actress, model, television presenter, businesswoman and entertainer and, most recently, one of the owners of the recently launched BT Signature, a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic peach flavoured sparkling fruit drinks. Born in Potchefstroom in the North West, Boity knew she wanted to be in the entertainment industry from a young age. Her television career took off when she landed the presenter role on the YO-TV education show ‘Crib Notes’ in 2011 and co-host alongside Thomani Mahlaba on The Media Career Guide Show soon after. Boity performed hosting duties for several television shows during this time, including Ridiculousness Africa, Club 808, Change Down, and Big Brother Africa.
In 2012, Boity ventured into acting in the drama series ‘Rockville’, her first starring role, where she played ‘Mpho Bogatsu’ for four seasons. In 2014, she was a celebrity contestant on the first-ever episode of the e.tv game show ‘I Love South Africa’ alongside teammates Mandoza and Owen Sejake. Later that year, she was one of the celebritydancers on the seventh season of the reality competition series Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Ryan Hammond. Boity made her film debut in 2014 as well, starring as the titular character ‘Betty’ in the comedy short film‘Dear Betty’. She also had a small supporting role in ‘Mrs Right Guy’ in 2016.
In 2017, Boity made her rapping debut on the Migos Culture Tour in South Africa as one of the group’s opening acts alongside Nasty C. Boity later released her debut single, ‘Waz Dat’, featuring Nasty C, in 2018. The single would become the first-ever single by a South African female rapper to be certified Platinum and became the best-sellingsingle of all time by a female rapper in the country. The highly celebrated debut single also received industry recognition and praise, being awarded in the category of ‘Best Collaboration’ at the 2018 South African Hip-Hop Awards. Boity was the first lead female rapper to receive this honour.In February 2019, Boity released the follow-up single titled ‘Bakae’. The following year, Boity released her long-awaited EP, titled 4436, featuring Ricky Rick and various other artists. Also in 2019, Boity was named as one of Forbes Africa’s ‘30 Under 30’ for her contribution to the music and entertainment sector. In 2020, Boity joined forces with Halo Heritage to launch her signature Boity Pink Sapphire Eau de Parfum, as well as a line of hair care products for natural hair. As of 2021, Boity is the most followed South African female rapper on Instagram.