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Bontle Modiselle Biography, Age, Education, Early Life, Career, Endorsements, Net Worth, Personal life, Controversy, Contact Details, Filmography, Discography

Bontle Modiselle Biography

Bontle Moloi (née Modiselle) (born October 7, 1990) is a South African actress, TV presenter, radio personality, dancer, choreographer, singer, and model. In 2015, she starred in the dance film Hear Me Move, winning an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

                                      Bontle Modiselle Basic Information
Stage Name: Bontle Modiselle
Real Name: Bontle Jade-Lee Moloi (Née Modiselle)
Occupation: Actress, television presenter, radio personality, dancer, choreographer, singer and model
Date Of Birth/Age: 07 October 1990 (33 Years Old)
Place of Birth: Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Gender: Female
Nationality: South African
Marital Status: Married (To Priddy Ugly)
Education: University Of Johannesburg

Bontle Modiselle Age

Bontle Modiselle was born on the 7th of October 1990.

Bontle Modiselle Education

Bontle Modiselle graduated from the University of Johannesburg with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Corporate Communications.

Bontle Modiselle's Early Life and Career
    Bontle Modiselle’s Early Life and Career

Bontle Modiselle’s Early Life and Career

Bontle Jade-Lee Modiselle was born on October 7, 1990, in Soweto, Johannesburg, to Percy and Grace Modiselle. She grew up primarily in Johannesburg’s north-east district. She belongs to the Bantu-speaking ethnic group Tswana. Modiselle has two sisters, model Refilwe Modiselle and TV personality Candice Modiselle, both of whom work in the entertainment sector. Modiselle’s father, a model, committed suicide. Modiselle blamed herself for his death because she had a dream about it before it happened. After having the nightmare, she told both her parents, but it turned out to be true, which had a significant impact on her. Modiselle attended the University of Johannesburg and got a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Communications.

Dance, film, and television

Modiselle began her dancing career in 2007 by participating in activities such as choreographed dance courses. Her first appearance in the entertainment sector was as a music video model and occasional dancer. Modiselle participated in various videos by well-known artists like as DJ Tira, Rouge, and Major League DJz. The dancing scene introduced her to the acting industry, and she made her film debut in the dance-drama film Hear Me Move (2014) as “Khanyi“. Modiselle then starred in the first season of the SABC 3 drama series Thula’s Vine, as “Lindi“. She also starred in the Mzansi Magic Lokshin Bioskop shot-film Lokshin FM, playing “Meme”.

Modiselle made her television debut on February 6, 2016, as a co-host with actor Rob van Vuuren on SABC 2’s reality competition series, Showville. The following month, she presented an award at the 2016 South African Film and Television Awards alongside her sisters. In June 2017, Modiselle was appointed as the new presenter of e.tv’s music show Club 808, replacing Boity Thulo. The show aired its final episode on March 30, 2018. Modiselle continued to host the SABC 1 rap battle competition series One Mic in its second season, which started on February 7, 2019.

Modiselle worked as a choreographer for several events and shows before becoming a dancer. She was the principal choreographer for the African franchise of the MTV musical competition series Lip Sync Battle, which premiered in 2016. She was also one of the choreographers for the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016. Modiselle was the main choreographer for the Castle Lite Unlocks edition event, which was headlined by Meek Mill, from June 17 to 18, 2019. As a dancer, she was featured in different events, including sports events like Basketball National League (under a group named Set It Off) and The MultiChoice Diski Challenge.

On July 31, Modiselle and Lawrence Maleka co-hosted the 27th South African Music Awards presentation. On November 5, she landed the post of anchoring Telkom Monate Vibes musical performance, which airs on SABC 1.

Bontle Modiselle Endorsements

In March 2018, Modiselle was unveiled as Revlon South Africa’s new face, with actress Michelle Mosalakae and television personalities Luthando Shosha and Kim Jayde Robinson. In their promotional commercial, she appeared as a dancing personality pushing the slogan “Dance Proof” about their ColourStay makeup. Modiselle has also collaborated with the brand Always. In May 2023, she led a dance and discussion at Thutolore Secondary School in Meadowlands, Soweto, encouraging girls to stay in school despite their period of poverty. 100 girls received six months’ worth of sanitary pads.

Bontle Modiselle’s Net Worth

Bontle Modiselle hasn’t divulged her exact net worth to the public. However, other media outlets say she is valued between $1 million and $5 million. This is yet not confirmed.

Cars

The choreographer’s garage is full of nice cars. Bontle has two Volkswagen Golf GTIs: white and black.

House

She lives in a luxury home with her husband and child. She only reveals bits of her house on her social media account, but it’s clear that it’s luxurious.

Bontle Modiselle Personal life
          Bontle Modiselle Personal life

Bontle Modiselle Personal life

Modiselle is married to rapper Ricardo Moloi, aka Priddy Ugly, whom she met in 2009. On August 19, 2019, they announced that they were expecting their first child via social media photos featuring Modiselle’s baby belly. They married on September 28, 2019, in a traditional African ceremony.

Bontle and her husband, Priddy Ugly, have a daughter named Afrika Bonita Lerato Moloi.

Baby

Bontle Modiselle and her fiancé, Priddy Ugly, announced on social media in August 2019 that they were expecting their first child together. They also shared images of Bontle’s baby bulge to commemorate the announcement. The infant was born after the couple married in the same year. They named her Afrika Bonita Lerato Moloi.

Husband

Bontle Modiselle met her spouse, South African hip hop musician Ricardo Moloi aka Priddy Ugly, in 2009. After falling for each other, the pair started dating. They revealed on social media in August 2019 that they were expecting their first child, a daughter. The next month, on September 28th, the couple married in an intimate traditional African wedding attended only by their closest friends and relatives. Their daughter, Afrika Bonita Lerato Moloi, was born shortly after their marriage.

Sisters

Bontle Modiselle has two sisters. Candice and Refilwe Modiselle. Candice is a television presenter, while Refilwe Modiselle is South Africa’s first professional fashion model with albinism. She’s also a singer and actress. She started her profession at the age of 13 after being approached by Y! Magazine. She has since walked the runway for David Tlale and others. She was the first albinistic South African model to walk the runway. She was named to Oprah Magazine’s “Power List” in 2013, and her acting career began shortly thereafter.

Bontle Modiselle’s Controversy
         Bontle Modiselle’s Controversy

Bontle Modiselle’s Controversy

Bontle Modiselle refuses to pack her bags and go if her husband, Priddy Ugly, cheats on her.

In an interview with Podcast and Chill MacG, the choreographer made it clear that adultery is not a concern for her.

However, her statement may be sarcastic when combined with her explanation. Bontle showed her confidence in her husband, and therefore her willingness to take that stand.

Bontle joins Twitter ‘war’

Bontle Modiselle is not a very controversial person. However, a tweet claiming that Bontle was the reason for her husband’s success sparked a Twitter war, with everyone having to say something about the subject.

When the situation was already heating up, Bontle chimed in and denied that any of the two were codependent in their relationship. She went on to add that the tweet was a lousy example that provided bad counsel.

Bontle Modiselle Contact Details

Bontle Modiselle is active on several social media platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and others. Fans can interact with her by following her accounts on these networks. She is recognized for having very active and entertaining pages, where she frequently shares images of her family and herself, as well as dancing challenge videos.

  • Instagram: @bontle.modiselle
  • Twitter: @bontlemodiselle
  • Facebook: Bontle Modiselle

Bontle Modiselle Awards & Recognition

Bontle Modiselle is a well-known figure in the entertainment world who has worked as a dancer, choreographer, television presenter, singer, and model in addition to her acting talent.

2015 Feather Awards: She was nominated for the ‘Outstanding Newcomer’ award.

2016 Metro FM Awards: She was nominated for the ‘Best Dance Duo award with her sister, Refilwe Modiselle.

2017 South African Dance Awards: She was nominated for the ‘Outstanding Female Dancer’ award.

2018 South African Style Awards: She was nominated for the ‘Fashion Icon award.

2019 South African Dance Awards: She was nominated for the ‘Outstanding Female Dancer’ award.

2020 South African Dance Awards: She was nominated for the ‘Outstanding Female Dancer’ award.

Bontle Modiselle Filmography

  • Hear Me Move (2014) – Khanyi
  • Thula’s Vine (2017) – Lindi
  • Lokshin FM (2018) – Meme
  • Keeping It 100 (2021) – Herself
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Bontle Modiselle Discography

  • No Excuses (2016)
  • In My Feelings (2018)
  • I Do (2019)

What was Bontle’s early life like?

Her parents, Percy and Grace Modiselle, raised her mostly in Johannesburg’s North East district. She is from the Tswana ethnic group.

Bontle Modiselle has two sisters who are equally well-known in the entertainment sector. Bontle Modiselle’s sisters are Refilwe Modiselle, a model, and Candice Modiselle, a television personality.

Bontle Modiselle and her sisters appear to be bound for success in the entertainment industry. Their father was a model. Unfortunately, he died by suicide.

Bontle Modiselle was devastated by her father’s death and felt responsible because she had dreamt about the event before it occurred. She told her parents about her desire, but it didn’t touch home until it came true.

Does Bontle Modiselle have a twin?

No. Bontle Modiselle does not have a twin, even though her younger sister resembles her very closely.

When did Bontle gain popularity?

Bontle became South Africa’s go-to choreographer. In 2016, she took over as the chief choreographer for the popular African franchise Lip Sync Battles, produced by Paramount Pictures.

In the same year, she choreographed the MTV Africa Music Awards. Bontle Modiselle was the principal choreographer for the Castle Lite Unlocks edition, which included Meek Mill, an American rapper.

She has competed in the Multichoice Diski Challenge and the Basketball National League as part of a group called “Set it Off“.

What are some highlights from Bontle Modiselle’s career?

Other memorable instances in Bontle Modiselle’s career include:

  • Taking part in the Woolworths RE: Jeans 2014 Campaign in 2014.
  • In February, 2016. Co-hosting Showville, a reality competition series broadcast on SABC 2.
  • In March 2016, she and her sisters presented an award at the South African Film and Television Awards.
  • In June 2017, she took over as presenter of e.tv’s music show Club 808.
  • Bontle Modiselle debuted as Revlon South Africa’s new face in March 2018.
  • She hosted a rap battle on SBC1 in 2019

Is Bontle Modiselle working for Netflix?

To everyone’s excitement, Netflix commissioned a South African original drama series called Jiva, which depicts the struggles of a working-class girl named Ntombi.

In this musical, the Durban girl must overcome adversity and family troubles to succeed in the competitive world of acting.

Although the show itself seems intriguing, the fact that Bontle Modiselle was picked to be on the creative team and choreograph the production makes us want to see it even more.

Is Bontle Modiselle married?

Ricardo Moloi, sometimes known as Priddy Ugly, has been Bontle Modiselle’s boyfriend since the conclusion of his matric year. They had been pals since she was 16 years old, and they used to communicate on the platform MXit when it was still “it“.

Bontle Modiselle admitted that when they started dating, she didn’t think Priddy Ugly would ever appreciate her because she came from a low background and dressed modestly.

While other girls in her dance company, ‘the representatives’, were also interested in Priddy Ugly, serendipity brought them together, and their romance is still going strong.

Bontle Modiselle’s wedding to Priddy Ugly was a lovely African-themed celebration. The couple surprised everyone when they married three days after announcing their engagement.

Does Bontle have any children?

While it is evident that she is doing well professionally, Bontle Modiselle is also doing well personally.

In November 2019, Bontle Modiselle became a mother. Afrika is the name of the child born to Priddy Ugly and Bontle Modiselle. Like any typical mother, her antics are documented not only on her Instagram profile but also on Afrika’s own Instagram page, @afrika_with_love.

While the media documented Bontle Modiselle’s baby journey, she kept her conception journey private. She experienced two miscarriages in the past and made her admirers know of this via Instagram.

She also claimed that, despite dancing throughout the whole of her pregnancy, it took her some time to fall in love with all of her body’s flaws.

This truly body-positive message demonstrated how she preferred spending time with her child over worrying about superficial worries.

 

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