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Image of Bontle Modiselle's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Cars, House, Net Worth

About

Is there anything Bontle can't do? To this day, she holds many titles; she is an actress, model, choreographer, dancer and singer. Find out about Bontle Modiselle in this biography.

Personal Life

Bontle Modiselle is a well-known South African actress, TV presenter, dancer, radio personality, singer, model, and choreographer. Bontle Modiselle’s age is 32. She celebrates her birthday every 7th of October.

What was Bontle’s early life like?

She was primarily raised in the North Eastern region of Johannesburg by her parents Percy and Grace Modiselle. She hails from the Tswana ethnic group. 

Bontle Modiselle has two sisters who are also prominent in the entertainment industry. Of Bontle Modiselle’s sisters, Refilwe Modiselle is a model, while Candice Modiselle is a television personality.  

Bontle Modiselle, his sisters and mother l Source: Instagram

It seems like Bontle Modiselle and her sisters were destined to make their way into the entertainment industry. Their dad was a model. Unfortunately, he died by suicide. 

Bontle Modiselle took her dad’s death hard and felt responsible because she dreamt about the scene before it happened. She spoke to her parents about the dream, but it didn’t hit home until it came to pass.

Does Bontle Modiselle have a twin? 

Bontle Modiselle and her sister Candice l Source: Instagram

No. Bontle Modiselle does not have a twin even though her younger sister looks eerily similar to her.  

Bontle Modiselle's Schooling

Although Bontle Modiselle started her career at a young age, it did not get in the way of her education. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Johannesburg.

Bontle Modiselle's Career

Bontle Modiselle on SABC 1 show Telkom One l Source: Instagram

Bontle Modiselle’s love for music and dance started in 2017 when she enrolled in choreography and dance classes. 

However, Bontle Modiselle’s first steps into the world of entertainment were as a model and part-time dancer.  

You can see some of her dance moves in music videos by DJ Tira, Rouge and Major Leagues DJz. Bontle Modiselle’s movie “Hear Me Move” marked her debut as an actress in 2014. She played the role of 'Khanyi'.  

Bontle Modiselle l Source: Instagram

Her fans also had the privilege of watching her in the first season of Thula’s Vine, a South African drama series that tells the story of a celebrity who lost her status and ended up pursuing her roots to find her birthright. Bontle plays the role of Lindiwe.

When did Bontle gain popularity?

Bontle Modiselle on stage during the Telkom One show l Source: Instagram

Bontle became South Africa's go-to choreographer. In 2016, she became the leading choreographer of the show Lip Sync Battles, a popular African Franchise of Paramount Picture.  

In the same year, she choreographed the MTV Africa Music Awards. In June 2019, Bontle Modiselle was the lead choreographer for the Castle Lite Unlocks edition, which was headlined by American rapper, Meek Mill.  

She has been featured in the Multichoice Diski Challenge and Basketball National League under a group called “Set it off”.

What are some highlights from Bontle Modiselle’s career?

Some of the other notable moments in Bontle Modiselle’s career include: 

Bontle Modiselle on SABC dance show l Source: Instagram

  • Participating in the Woolworths RE: Jeans 2014 Campaign in 2014 

  • In February 2016. Co-hosting Showville, a reality competition series that aired on SABC 2. 

  • Along with her sisters, she presented an award in March 2016 at the South African Film and Television Awards.  

  • In June 2017, she became the new presenter of e.tv’s music show club 808.  

  • In March 2018, Bontle Modiselle was the new face of Revlon South Africa. 

  • She hosted a rap battle on SBC1 in 2019.  

Is Bontle Modiselle working for Netflix?

To everyone’s delight, Netflix commissioned a South African original drama series, Jiva, that follows the hardships endured by a working-class girl Ntombi. 

In this show, the Durban girl has to survive through tough competition and family issues to excel in the aggressive world of performing art. 

Although the show itself sounds interesting, the fact that Bontle Modiselle was chosen to be on the creative team and is choreographing the show makes us want to watch it all the more.

Bontle Modiselle's Relationships

Is Bontle Modiselle married?

Bontle Modiselle and her husband Priddy Ugly l Source: Instagram

Ricardo Moloi, aka Priddy Ugly, had been Bontle Modiselle’s boyfriend since the end of his matric year. They had been friends since she was 16 years old and used to chat on the platform MXit when it was still “it”. 

Looking back to the time before they started dating, Bontle Modiselle confessed that she didn’t think Priddy Ugly would ever like her because she came from a very humble home and dressed modestly. 

Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly l Source: Instagram

However, while other girls in her dance group, 'the reps' also had their eye on Priddy Ugly, fate chose to put them together, and their relationship is still going strong. 

Bontle Modiselle’s wedding to Priddy Ugly was a beautiful African-inspired ceremony. The couple took us all by surprise when they tied the knot three days after sharing their plans to get hitched. 

Bontle Modiselle's Family

Does Bontle have any children?

Bontle Modiselle and her daughter Afrika Bonita l Source: Instagram

While it is clear that she is doing very well in her professional life, Bontle Modiselle is doing equally well in her personal life. 

In November 2019, Bontle Modiselle became a mom. Priddy Ugly and Bontle Modiselle’s child’s name is Afrika. Like a typical mom, her antics are not only showcased on her Instagram page but also on Afrika’s very own Instagram page - @afrika_with_love.  

Bontle Modiselle showing her baby bump l Source: Instagram

While the media documented Bontle Modiselle’s baby journey, she kept her conceiving journey to herself. She suffered two miscarriages in the past and made her fans aware of this through Instagram.  

She also revealed that although she danced through most of her pregnancy, it took time to fall in love with all the imperfections of her body. 

This truly body-positive post showed how she valued the time with her child more than being worried about these vain concerns.

Bontle Modiselle's Controversy

Cheating is not a deal-breaker

Bontle Modiselle won't pack her bags and leave should her husband, Priddy Ugly cheat on her. 

In an interview with Podcast and Chill MacG, the choreographer didn't mince her words when she said that infidelity is not an issue for her.

However, her statement is quite possibly ironic if you follow it up with her explanation. Bontle expressed her trust in her husband and thus her willingness to have that stand. 

Bontle joins Twitter 'war'

Bontle Modiselle is usually not a very controversial person. But recently, a tweet suggesting that Bontle was the reason behind her husband’s success caused a Twitter war with everyone having to say something about the topic. 

When the controversy was well on its way, Bontle joined in and denied any co-dependency in their relationship by either of the two. She also went on to say that the tweet was a terrible analogy that gave awful advice.

Bontle Modiselle's Cars

Bontle Modiselle standing beside her cars l Source: Instagram

The choreographer's garage is packed with some fine sets of wheels. Bontle owns a Volkswagen Golf GTI, a white and a black one. 

Bontle Modiselle's House

As for her home, she lives in a luxurious property with her husband and child. She only shows parts of her house on her social media feed but it's enough to know that it is a lush house.

Bontle Modiselle's House l Source: Instagram

Bontle Modiselle's at hone l Source: Instagram

Bontle Modiselle and her baby at home l Source: Instagram

Bontle Modiselle's Net Worth 

Bontle Modiselle is one of the most popular TV Actresses in South Africa and also one of the richest. While her salary is unknown, her net worth is around $1 to $3 Million. 

Awards & Recognition

Nominated for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” at the 12th Africa Movie Academy   

A prominent personality in the entertainment industry, Bontle Modiselle, is a gifted actress and has also made her mark as a dancer, choreographer, television presenter, singer, and model.  

Social Media

Bontle Modiselle's Twitter: @BontleModiselle 

Bontle Modiselle's Instagram: @bontle.modiselle  

Bontle Modiselle's Facebook: Bontle Modiselle  

Q&A

Who is Bontle Modiselle? 

Bontle Modiselle is a well-known South African actress, TV presenter, dancer, radio personality, singer, model, and choreographer.   

How old is Bontle Modiselle? 

As of 2022, Bontle Modiselle’s age is 32.  

Does Bontle Modiselle have a twin?  

No. Bontle Modiselle does not have a twin even though her younger sister looks eerily similar to her.  

Is Bontle Modiselle married? 

Bontle Modiselle is married to Ricardo Moloi (Priddy Ugly), whom she has known since she was 16 years old. In 2019 they announced the birth of their first child Afrika.

Real name:
Bontle Jade-Lee Modiselle Moloi
Occupation:
Actress, TV Presenter, Dancer, Radio Personality, Singer, Model, Choreographer
Birthday:
7 October 1990
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Soweto, Johannesburg
Height:
N/A
Children:
Afrika Bonita Lerato Moloi
Net Worth:
$1 to $3 Million or R16.9 million to R50.5 million

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Image of Bontle Modiselle's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationship, Family, Cars, House, Net Worth
Real name:
Bontle Jade-Lee Modiselle Moloi
Occupation:
Actress, TV Presenter, Dancer, Radio Personality, Singer, Model, Choreographer
Birthday:
7 October 1990
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Libra
Birth place:
Soweto, Johannesburg
Height:
N/A
Children:
Afrika Bonita Lerato Moloi
Net Worth:
$1 to $3 Million or R16.9 million to R50.5 million

About

Is there anything Bontle can't do? To this day, she holds many titles; she is an actress, model, choreographer, dancer and singer. Find out about Bontle Modiselle in this biography.

Personal Life

Bontle Modiselle is a well-known South African actress, TV presenter, dancer, radio personality, singer, model, and choreographer. Bontle Modiselle’s age is 32. She celebrates her birthday every 7th of October.

What was Bontle’s early life like?

She was primarily raised in the North Eastern region of Johannesburg by her parents Percy and Grace Modiselle. She hails from the Tswana ethnic group. 

Bontle Modiselle has two sisters who are also prominent in the entertainment industry. Of Bontle Modiselle’s sisters, Refilwe Modiselle is a model, while Candice Modiselle is a television personality.  

Bontle Modiselle, his sisters and mother l Source: Instagram

It seems like Bontle Modiselle and her sisters were destined to make their way into the entertainment industry. Their dad was a model. Unfortunately, he died by suicide. 

Bontle Modiselle took her dad’s death hard and felt responsible because she dreamt about the scene before it happened. She spoke to her parents about the dream, but it didn’t hit home until it came to pass.

Does Bontle Modiselle have a twin? 

Bontle Modiselle and her sister Candice l Source: Instagram

No. Bontle Modiselle does not have a twin even though her younger sister looks eerily similar to her.  

Bontle Modiselle's Schooling

Although Bontle Modiselle started her career at a young age, it did not get in the way of her education. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Johannesburg.

Bontle Modiselle's Career

Bontle Modiselle on SABC 1 show Telkom One l Source: Instagram

Bontle Modiselle’s love for music and dance started in 2017 when she enrolled in choreography and dance classes. 

However, Bontle Modiselle’s first steps into the world of entertainment were as a model and part-time dancer.  

You can see some of her dance moves in music videos by DJ Tira, Rouge and Major Leagues DJz. Bontle Modiselle’s movie “Hear Me Move” marked her debut as an actress in 2014. She played the role of 'Khanyi'.  

Bontle Modiselle l Source: Instagram

Her fans also had the privilege of watching her in the first season of Thula’s Vine, a South African drama series that tells the story of a celebrity who lost her status and ended up pursuing her roots to find her birthright. Bontle plays the role of Lindiwe.

When did Bontle gain popularity?

Bontle Modiselle on stage during the Telkom One show l Source: Instagram

Bontle became South Africa's go-to choreographer. In 2016, she became the leading choreographer of the show Lip Sync Battles, a popular African Franchise of Paramount Picture.  

In the same year, she choreographed the MTV Africa Music Awards. In June 2019, Bontle Modiselle was the lead choreographer for the Castle Lite Unlocks edition, which was headlined by American rapper, Meek Mill.  

She has been featured in the Multichoice Diski Challenge and Basketball National League under a group called “Set it off”.

What are some highlights from Bontle Modiselle’s career?

Some of the other notable moments in Bontle Modiselle’s career include: 

Bontle Modiselle on SABC dance show l Source: Instagram

  • Participating in the Woolworths RE: Jeans 2014 Campaign in 2014 

  • In February 2016. Co-hosting Showville, a reality competition series that aired on SABC 2. 

  • Along with her sisters, she presented an award in March 2016 at the South African Film and Television Awards.  

  • In June 2017, she became the new presenter of e.tv’s music show club 808.  

  • In March 2018, Bontle Modiselle was the new face of Revlon South Africa. 

  • She hosted a rap battle on SBC1 in 2019.  

Is Bontle Modiselle working for Netflix?

To everyone’s delight, Netflix commissioned a South African original drama series, Jiva, that follows the hardships endured by a working-class girl Ntombi. 

In this show, the Durban girl has to survive through tough competition and family issues to excel in the aggressive world of performing art. 

Although the show itself sounds interesting, the fact that Bontle Modiselle was chosen to be on the creative team and is choreographing the show makes us want to watch it all the more.

Bontle Modiselle's Relationships

Is Bontle Modiselle married?

Bontle Modiselle and her husband Priddy Ugly l Source: Instagram

Ricardo Moloi, aka Priddy Ugly, had been Bontle Modiselle’s boyfriend since the end of his matric year. They had been friends since she was 16 years old and used to chat on the platform MXit when it was still “it”. 

Looking back to the time before they started dating, Bontle Modiselle confessed that she didn’t think Priddy Ugly would ever like her because she came from a very humble home and dressed modestly. 

Bontle Modiselle and Priddy Ugly l Source: Instagram

However, while other girls in her dance group, 'the reps' also had their eye on Priddy Ugly, fate chose to put them together, and their relationship is still going strong. 

Bontle Modiselle’s wedding to Priddy Ugly was a beautiful African-inspired ceremony. The couple took us all by surprise when they tied the knot three days after sharing their plans to get hitched. 

Bontle Modiselle's Family

Does Bontle have any children?

Bontle Modiselle and her daughter Afrika Bonita l Source: Instagram

While it is clear that she is doing very well in her professional life, Bontle Modiselle is doing equally well in her personal life. 

In November 2019, Bontle Modiselle became a mom. Priddy Ugly and Bontle Modiselle’s child’s name is Afrika. Like a typical mom, her antics are not only showcased on her Instagram page but also on Afrika’s very own Instagram page - @afrika_with_love.  

Bontle Modiselle showing her baby bump l Source: Instagram

While the media documented Bontle Modiselle’s baby journey, she kept her conceiving journey to herself. She suffered two miscarriages in the past and made her fans aware of this through Instagram.  

She also revealed that although she danced through most of her pregnancy, it took time to fall in love with all the imperfections of her body. 

This truly body-positive post showed how she valued the time with her child more than being worried about these vain concerns.

Bontle Modiselle's Controversy

Cheating is not a deal-breaker

Bontle Modiselle won't pack her bags and leave should her husband, Priddy Ugly cheat on her. 

In an interview with Podcast and Chill MacG, the choreographer didn't mince her words when she said that infidelity is not an issue for her.

However, her statement is quite possibly ironic if you follow it up with her explanation. Bontle expressed her trust in her husband and thus her willingness to have that stand. 

Bontle joins Twitter 'war'

Bontle Modiselle is usually not a very controversial person. But recently, a tweet suggesting that Bontle was the reason behind her husband’s success caused a Twitter war with everyone having to say something about the topic. 

When the controversy was well on its way, Bontle joined in and denied any co-dependency in their relationship by either of the two. She also went on to say that the tweet was a terrible analogy that gave awful advice.

Bontle Modiselle's Cars

Bontle Modiselle standing beside her cars l Source: Instagram

The choreographer's garage is packed with some fine sets of wheels. Bontle owns a Volkswagen Golf GTI, a white and a black one. 

Bontle Modiselle's House

As for her home, she lives in a luxurious property with her husband and child. She only shows parts of her house on her social media feed but it's enough to know that it is a lush house.

Bontle Modiselle's House l Source: Instagram

Bontle Modiselle's at hone l Source: Instagram

Bontle Modiselle and her baby at home l Source: Instagram

Bontle Modiselle's Net Worth 

Bontle Modiselle is one of the most popular TV Actresses in South Africa and also one of the richest. While her salary is unknown, her net worth is around $1 to $3 Million. 

Awards & Recognition

Nominated for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” at the 12th Africa Movie Academy   

A prominent personality in the entertainment industry, Bontle Modiselle, is a gifted actress and has also made her mark as a dancer, choreographer, television presenter, singer, and model.  

Social Media

Bontle Modiselle's Twitter: @BontleModiselle 

Bontle Modiselle's Instagram: @bontle.modiselle  

Bontle Modiselle's Facebook: Bontle Modiselle  

Q&A

Who is Bontle Modiselle? 

Bontle Modiselle is a well-known South African actress, TV presenter, dancer, radio personality, singer, model, and choreographer.   

How old is Bontle Modiselle? 

As of 2022, Bontle Modiselle’s age is 32.  

Does Bontle Modiselle have a twin?  

No. Bontle Modiselle does not have a twin even though her younger sister looks eerily similar to her.  

Is Bontle Modiselle married? 

Bontle Modiselle is married to Ricardo Moloi (Priddy Ugly), whom she has known since she was 16 years old. In 2019 they announced the birth of their first child Afrika.