Pearl Thusi Biography, Age, Child, Adoption, Career, Family, Hair, Naked Photoshoot

Pearl Thusi Biography

Pearl Thusi Biography, Age, Child, Adoption, Career, Family, Hair, Naked Photoshoot

Pearl Thusi a very strong, low key African Wonder woman is a force of nature. She has an energy that has people wondering if she is actually an Amazon warrior sent to grace Africa with her presence! Granted she is the epitome of style and beauty it is her strength and energy that makes us love her.

Pearl Thusi Biography, Age, Child, Adoption, Career, Family, Hair, Naked Photoshoot

Name: Silethemba Xola Pearl Thusi

Occupation: Actress, Television Host, Model, Radio Personality, Business woman

Date of birth: 13 May 1988

Place of birth: KwaZulu Natal

Nationality: South African

Net Worth: $2 Million

Parents: Bhekizizwe Thusi


Marital Status: Single

Children: Thandolwethu Mokoena, Okuhlekonke Thusi

Siblings: Prunella Sanelisiwe Thusi , Pamela Silindile Thusi along with 4 older half siblings




Born in the township of KwaNdengezi, Pearl’s father was hoping for a boy. However, we are all grateful that it was Pearl who graced the world instead. She had a very difficult upbringing as she lived in an abusive home. Her mother who was abused by her father, passed away when Pearl was just 14 years old. This left her very distraught and even as an adult she is vocal about how she misses her mother. Her mother’s passing still affects to this day.


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How I feel knowing God is always watching me… Taking care of me… Always showering me with Grace and Favour… Preparing a table in front of my loved ones and enemies… Reminding me to be kinder, caring. 👼🏾 . No matter what is said. No matter what is done. MY SPIRIT IS IN ETERNAL PEACE IN YOUR PRESENCE. I am working toward being your most willing ambassador. I’ve been working on it and it hasn’t been easy but keeping at it. Thank you for the Peace and Joy you give me. 🙏🏾👑 . I will rest as a daughter of a KING. Child of The Most High God. Amen. PS. Thank you Lord for @nthatomashishi and his talent. I mean how is this 12 hour make up???!!! With no touch ups. 😍😭🎀 . #whenyouretooexhaustedafteryourbdayparty #butimwearingmineralmakeup #donttrythisathome

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Education and Qualifications

Pearl went to high school at Pinetown Girls’ high school.  Later, she transferred and completed high school in Hammarsdale near Durban.  Pearl studied Speech and Drama at the University of Witwatersrand. However, she had to halt her studies as she found out she was pregnant. She later on returned and completed a BA in Communications Science at the University of South Africa. In addition, Pearl completed a start-up venture course at the WITS Business School.


Pearl’s career really took off in 2006. She was the presenter of SABC 3’s iCrew. This was then followed by her acting role in No 1 Ladies Detective Agency in 2009 along side Jill Scott. She played Patricia Kopong. In 2012 she hosted the Real Goboza which led to a role in Isidingo as Palesa Motaung. This role turned her into a household name in South Africa and the bulk of Africa as a whole.

In 2015 due to her status as a household name, Emtee released a song titled Pearl Thusi. The song was a tribute to Pearl in all her African glory. The song much like it’s name sake became an instant hit and a staple for any playlist worth listening to at the time.

She acted along side Priyanka Chopra in Quantico 2016. Pearl played Dayana Mampasi, a Harvard Law School graduate from Zimbabwe in season two. This put her name in the radar of Hollywood directors and other big wigs. In the same year she was Cast as Samkelo and had everyone Catching Feelings in the appropriately named romantic drama.

Channeling her inner Amazon spirit, Pearl played Tala in 2018. Tala is a warrior princess turned queen in the direct to video Scorpion King, Book of souls.

In 2018 she bagged herself the lead role of Queen Sono in the Netflix Crime Drama of the same name. The series premiered on the 28th of February in 2020. It was renewed for a second season.


Even though she hasn’t modeled in a while. Pearl Thusi got her start in modelling. At the age of 15 she became the runner up for Miss Teen South Africa. She was the youngest pageant contestant at the time. After this she appeared on magazine covers and adverts as well.

Pearl Thusi launched her hair care range, Black Pearl, in 2015. Her legendary Afro becoming her trademark. She partnered with Afro-botanics to create the range

Net Worth

What is Pearl Thusi’s Net Worth?

Pearl has been valued as having a net worth of over $1 million, as of January 2020.

What are Pearl’s major sources of income?

Her main income source comes from her acting gigs. however her modelling and hair care products are doing very well as well. Her hair care line launched in 2015, Black Pearl took off like wild fire. Some could even say she could’ve saved the Pirates of Caribbean franchise on her own!


Love Life


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Happy birthday Mama Ka Thando, many happy returns 🎉🎉

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Pearl was at university when she found out that she was pregnant with Walter Mokoena’s baby. She says that she ended up having to choose between being pregnant and school resulting in her dropping out. But their relationship was rather tumultuous so they never got to be a happy family.

Pearl was engaged to Robert Marawa in 2017 but they also broke up. She revealed in a TouchDown  podcast in 2018 that she struggles to find love in Mzansi. This is because of her A list status and how that may affect the reasons why the other person may get into a relationship with her. This echoes that it is rather lonely at the top especially when it makes it difficult to find love.

However there is speculation that she may be involved with NBA star, Serge Ibaka. They have been spotted together quite a bit overseas.

Pearl Thusi Child, Daughter, Adoption

Okuhle is not Pearl’s biological daughter however, one could not tell. Pearl, the self-proclaimed Mama Pantha is more than happy to be a mother of 2. She says that one-day Okuhle will tell her story but until then she and her daughters will enjoy their family life. She is a very private person and intends to protect her children from media scrutiny for as long as she can.

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Pearl is currently working on her writing skills. She is working on a book detailing her life and her challenges as a young mother. Despite her hardships, she wants to serve as an inspiration to young women out there to keep at it and never give.


Pearl Thusi’s heritage is a touchy topic for her. Despite her look, she is adamant that she just happens to be a light skinned Zulu girl with black parents. However most people tend to be a tad bit skeptical because from her hair to her skin tone one could easily place her as colored. It doesn’t help that in her roles in American movies she easily blends in well with the more light skin folk. I mean look at her! Light skinned Zulu girl or Colored, anyone?

A very body positive hot mama, Pearl was the stuff of controversy with her Marie Claire naked shoot in 2015. The stuff of, well let’s just say a lot of men and women were rather bashful when they saw the pictures, she caused quite a stir on Twitter.


She had an interview for the shoot and she was very open about it saying she was very excited, very happy, very ready and very prepared for it.

Pearl Thusi Biography, Hair

Known for her iconic mane, Pearl’s hair is the envy of all African women.


Even her baby girl, Thando inherited that signature Afro we all know and love.



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