Bontle Modiselle Biography: Father's Day, Age, Early Life, Education, Family, Dance Moves, Career, Fashion, Brand Endorsement - Updated, 22nd June 2020

She is a woman of many talents.

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 09:45 AM  | Bontle Modiselle  | Top of The

Bontle Modiselle is a South African actress, television presenter, radio personality, dancer, choreographer, singer and model.

In 2015, she starred in the dance film Hear Me Move, which resulted her receiving an Africa Movie Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

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Newly added to the list, Bontle recently became a mom to a beautiful baby girl.

Let's have a look at the life of Bontle.

Bontle Modiselle Father's Day


2020 saw Bontle and her rapper husband, Ricardo “Priddy Ugly” Moloi, celebrate their first Father’s day with their daughter, Afrika Bonita Lerato Moloi.

In a series of tweets Bontle started by writing about how she cannot remember the little details about her father like his smell, height and other little details that made him.  In the tweets that followed after the first sobering tweet, she the wondered what could have caused him to contemplate and commit suicide leaving her, her sisters and her mother alone in the world.



Bontle ended the tweets with on a positive note by wishing all the fathers, and mothers, a happy Father’s Day.



Bontle Modiselle Age


Bontle was born October 7, 1990. She is 29 years old.

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Bontle Modiselle Early Life


Bontle was born in Soweto, a township of Johannesburg, and was mainly raised in the north-eastern region of Johannesburg. She is of the Bantu speaking ethnic group Tswana. 

Sadly, Bontle's father passed on after he committed suicide and the dancer during an interview revealed that she blamed herself for her father's death. She knew that her father was going to die because she had a nightmare about his passing which she told her parents. The nightmare turned out to be true and this deeply affected her. 

Her mother has always been her support system, including her sisters, Candice and Refilwe Modiselle.

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Bontle Modiselle Education


Bontle went to the University of Johannesburg where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Corporate Communications. 

Bontle Modiselle Family


Modiselle is married to rapper Priddy Ugly, whom she met in 2009. On August 19, 2019, they made an announcement that they're expecting their first child through social media posts showing Modiselle's baby bump.

The couple also had this announcement followed by a music video titled ‘Bonita’ which when translated is Portuguese for ‘beautiful’.

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Later in September last year, the couple said their vows to each other, in a traditional African wedding.

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Bontle looked stunning on the day as always and congratulatory messages just kept pouring in for the happy couple. The couple sealed the deal when they released a new single Sweetie Lavo. The song celebrates their most recent joyous moment, their wedding.

Bontle Modiselle Dance Moves


If there is one thing we cannot deny is that Bontle has got some priddy (excuse the pun) good moves. In 2007, Modiselle began her dancing career by attending dancing activities, including dance classes led by choreographers. She appeared in a number of music videos with artists like DJ Tira, Rouge and Major League DJ.

She usually makes videos with her man, Priddy Ugly, and the two surely look like they will be having a good time dancing together.

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It seems like the dancing grooves run in the family too. Watch as Bontle and her sister Refilwe do the most on the dance floor and they took the #LevelUpChallenge to a whole new level.

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However, her dance session that caught everyone's attention was when Bontle was shaking what her mama gave her when she looked like she could pop at any moment.

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Tjooo! Sis can move and that baby must have surely felt those dance moves. Did you see that Vosho?

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Bontle's dance skills came under fire after she had partnered up with popular sanitary towel brand Always, and was asked to host a dance session live on Instagram.

The choreographer received mixed reactions from people and trolls came for her dancing claiming it has been hyped for all these years for no reason.

The singer responded saying she has not taken any offence and will not argue with anyone over her work because she will keep doing what she loves.

Bontle Modiselle Career


The dancing scene also introduced Bontle Modiselle to the TV industry. In 2016, Bontle made her debut television appearance as the host of SABC 2 reality competition series franchise Showville, as a co-host alongside actor Rob van Vuuren. She was also the choreographer at the MTV Africa Music Awards 2016.

Bontle was once graced with the opportunity of presenting the SAFTAs along with her sisters and in 2017. She replaced Boity on Club 808 as its new presenter. In March 2018, it was announced that Modiselle was chosen as the new face of Revlon South Africa, alongside actress Michelle Mosalakae and television presenters: Luthando Shosha and Kim Jayde Robinson. In their promotional commercial, she was featured as a dancing personality promoting the term "Dance Proof" concerning their ColourStay makeup.

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Modiselle was also the head choreographer for the Castle Lite Unlocks edition event headlined by Meek Mill.

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The same year also saw her host a show alongside television presenter Scoop Makhathini named The Rodeo which focuses on hip hop locally and internationally.

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Bontle Modiselle Fashion


Well, she's not only known for her amazing dance moves, but she also has an impeccable taste in fashion and we stan. Be it formal or casual she knows how to look amazing at all times.

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Even when she goes for red carpet events, she knows how to turn heads.

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But what really put the icing on the cake was her maternity fashion which was nothing short of stunning. Her stylish looks made us fall in love with her all over again.

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Bontle Modiselle Brand Endorsement


Bontle Modiselle has announced that she will be partnering with the popular sanitary brand Always SA.

From the looks of her social media post she is set on a mission to empower women who are unapologetic, and hold no limitations to what they can be.

Celebrating her partnership with the brand she said "Great News! I’m partnering up with a brand that has taken care of me since I was a little girl, coming into my womanhood, @always_sa. I wanna celebrate all the glory of being a zero limitations, unapologetic feminine powerhouse, with you, my fellow queens."

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Bontle looks like she may be having a blissful life, but she's also had her fair share of disappointments. Just last year when Bontle had welcomed her baby girl she revealed the struggles she had before like other women who have gone through the same thing, which is having a miscarriage. 

In a post, Bontle had this to say, 

"I know my pregnancy journey looked easy. My approach was deliberate. Intentional! I made certain to dance my way through it. To have someone inspired to see and feel pregnancy differently was a goal. However, my difficulties never made it to the socials."
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Pregnancy is truly delicate and should be cherished if successful. If you are lucky enough to have a child in your life, you should always be grateful for the process that brought them there.

We wish Bontle nothing but the best with her hubby and baby girl.


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