Mzansi TV personality and businesswoman Pearl Thusi turns 32 today. She has achieved a lot since she began her career in the entertainment industry. She has almost done it all - from being a presenter to acting on soapies and action movies.
Pearl Thusi has become one of the biggest names in Mzansi's entertainment industry. The multi-talented personality has presented on both radio and TV, and has even bagged roles in international films such as Scorpion King.
Briefly.co.za gives you seven quick facts about Pearl in celebration of her birthday.
1. Real name
Her real name is Sithembile Xola Pearl Thusi, but she is affectionately known as Pearl.
2. Making history
She is the lead of the first Netflix African original, Queen Sono.
She played the role of Brenda in the movie titled Kalushi which won Best Film at the Rapid Lion Awards in 2016. She was also nominated for Best Actress in the same awards for her role in the movie. She has also been nominated for several awards in her career.
4. The stunner's sisters
She has two gorgeous young sisters, Prunella and Pamela. Her family hails from Durban in KwaZulu-Natal.
She has a beautiful daughter named Thandolwethu Mokoena. Her baby daddy is former football anchor at SABC, Walter Mokoena.
Her father’s name is Bhekizizwe Thusi. Unfortunately, Pearl's mother passed on when she was a teenager.
7. Rappers just love making music about her
Rapper Emtee had a smash hit titled Pearl Thusi. The song was all about Pearl's looks, intelligence and success. Nasty C also has a song titled WUD, which is dedicated to the star. The rapper explained that the words of encouragement in the song were attributed to the support Pearl has given him throughout his career.
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