- Boity Thulo was on social media answering fans' questions and revealed what her ideal Valentine's Day gift would be
- The multi-talent jokingly answered that she was not fussy, but that she thinks R200 000 would be her gift of choice
- Fans and followers loved the tongue-in-cheek answer and took to the comments to respond to Boity's words
Boity Thulo took to social media to answer some fans' questions recently when one follower asked the star about what her ideal Valentine's Day gift would be.
The sassy star wasted no time in replying that she was not fussy at all and that what she would really like to receive was R200 000.
Boity's fans and followers loved her response and took to the comments section to post their reactions.
The fan had asked:
"@Dumisani_ZA: "@Boity o batlang ka Valentine's?"
Which simply asked Boity what she wanted for Valentine's Day.
Boity's response was:
"I'm not a fussy girl. Just R200K"
Some thought Boity's reply was hilarious because she made the request sound so simple for such a large sum of money.
Others asked for account details implying they would do whatever it takes to get to have Boity as their Valentine:
@ThekoengT: "Send me your account details Boity"
@Sakhile_M_: "DM account number"
@420_Swallowski: "Dm your number keo direle e wallet motho waaka"
Check out some other responses below:
Speaking of Boity buying a pricy 'xibelani', Briefly.co.za reported on her friend and SA designer Rich Mnisi trending for a R59 000 Tsonga skirt that he designed as part of his new collection.
Rich Mnisi, a South African designer making waves on the international fashion scene, has been trending online because of a piece in his new collection. The garment is a Tsonga skirt called a 'xibelani' and traditionally worn for dance performances. Many might recognise the skirt as the style is a favourite of Sho Madjozi's for when she performs.
The 'xibelani' that forms part of Rich Mnisi's collection is retailing for R59 999 which is what got the designer trending on social media.
The skirt is part of the luxury designer's Hiya Kaya collection and Mnisi paired it with a blouse that complements the colour scheme.
Social media users had mixed reactions to the price of the skirt. Some could not quite believe that the price tag was almost R60 000 when they were used to purchasing the garments for much less:
@hlali_xz: "I love Rich Mnisi but a Xibelani for 60k no ways"
Some other commenters were of the opinion that the skirt was well-priced because of its target market of people who purchase from luxury brands:
@naledimashishi: "I have no skin in the Rich Mnisi chat but I had to laugh when I saw someone argue everyone is hating because he’s Tsonga and it’s not his fault we’re all poor"
@TiyiBevhula: "If you find Rich Mnisi' products to be expensive, it means you are not the target market. He knows why his Xibelani skirt cost that much. Simple."
@justjusticeplz: "Tsonga style lol for R60000 Yoh ay I could just go to Limpompo straight lol joking, I love Mnisi’s work. He knows his target market"
There was some debate around cultural appropriation since the skirt is a traditional garment in the Tsonga culture, but many decided that since Mnisi is Tsonga himself that it was preferable for him to respectfully profit from the garment rather than a Western designer.
It was also added that the price tag was justified because fashion houses like Gucci and Louis Vuitton charge similar numbers for their designs.
Commenters also mentioned that they couldn't wait to see the expensive garment being worn by Sho Madjozi or Rich Mnisi's close friend Boity Thulo:
@RichRakgadi: "That xibelani is for Sho Madjozi, she's one of the few people who can afford it and rock it. Iyaaa"
@geezybeatz145: "Can't wait to see Boity on that Rich Mnisi 60K xibelani"
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