Boity Thulo on being a sangoma

Boity Thulo on being a sangoma

Jun 29, 2018, 11:27 AM

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In 2016, Boity confirmed that she was officially a sangoma after weeks of speculation. She then posted a picture of herself dressed in her traditional beads and sangoma attire to confirm her calling.

In her confirmation post-Boity said:

"They called. I answered. The proudest, most incredible day of my life. A beautiful gift that I will never take for granted. #ThokozaGogo #ThokozaGogo #KgosigadiDabulamanzi #Blessed #OwnYourThrone,” she captioned the post.

In a recent interview on Metro FM's Fresh Breakfast, Boity made it clear that even though she's a media personality and in the public eye, her position as a sangoma (Gogo Boitumelo) comes first and her media persona (Boity) comes second.

Boity
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"They're two different people (Boity and Gogo Boitumelo) and I can do it both. If I was not born to do it both (being famous and being a sangoma) I am sure that my ancestors would remove one to ensure that I concentrate on the other. I think I've found a nice balance and I'm treading carefully on this journey when it comes to my calling. I don't take chances if they say I can't do something or I mustn't do something, I don't ask, and I will not try fight for Boity just for Gogo Boitumelo to get sidelined."

Boity Thulo
Instagram/@Boity

She also made it clear that she did not heed her ancestral calling just to elevate her name but because she respects tradition.

Main Image Credit: Instagram/@Boity

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